A Night at the Races! – Friday May 4th!

Horse race poster


Click here to view this event on Facebook! – OCSDF – A Night at the Races!

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New York Gives Day!


Thank you again to all who contributed on #nygivesday! The OCSD Foundation raised a grand total of $1,325!

$250 of this total was an incentive awarded by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF) as OCSDF had the very first donor on 11/28 of all the organizations participating Cattaraugus Gives. We have Dan Stetz, Board member and Treasurer to thank for his trigger finger at midnight November 28th!

Pictured left to right in this photo: Dan Stetz, Wendy Brand, CRCF Board President, and Melissa DeRose, OCSDF Board Member.

CRCF Incentive Check - 1st Donor - NY Gives Day 2017 - $250


It’s not too late to give!  To make a donation click here: Olean City School District Foundation Fund!

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OCSD Foundation Commemorative Walkway


Thank you to everyone who purchased a brick or stone for the

OHS Commemorative Walkway!

Installation of the Walkway has been scheduled for Spring 2018...to allow plenty of time for everything to “settle” before the colder temperatures.  

The Grand Opening will be announced as soon as we have finalized a date/time.

On behalf of our Olean students, the OCSD Foundation appreciates your support for this project, and looks forward, with you, to viewing the completed walkway!

Any questions? Please contact ocsdfoundation@gmail.com

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2017 Red & Gold Scramble & “Golf Ball Drop” Results!


On June 17, 2017 the Olean City School District Foundation held our annual Red & Gold Scramble golf tournament held at the Bartlett Country Club! Congratulations to the members of the winning team!

Alex Nenno
Mike Chiapuso
Brian Nitsche
Buster Maedl

Prior to the tournament, the Foundation, in conjunction with the OHS Alumni Association, sold raffle tickets for our June 17 “Golf Ball Drop” at Bartlett Country Club. The drop kicks off the annual Red and Gold Scramble.

The drop rewards the four closest golf balls to our target.  Below are this year’s winners!

  1. Cutco knife Set – Aaron Wolfe
  2. $200 Cash – Lauren Stevens
  3. Rick’s Golf World Bag donated by Judith York – Dianna Howard
  4. $100 Cash – Frank Higgins





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A Night at the Races!

Horse Races - Copy

Thank you to all who attended “A Night at the Races” Fundraiser for the Olean City School District!  It was held at the Pulaski Club on Friday May 12, 2017, and it was truly a night of fun!  If you are interested in naming a horse for next year’s event, please email ocsdfoundation@gmail.com.  Click the link below for a list of our 2017 door prize winners!



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Foundation Elects 2016 Officials; O’Connell, Edstrom Retire from Board

The Olean City School District (OCSD) Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting this May. Additionally, long-time board members Linda Edstrom and Dr. Brian O’Connell have retired from the foundation.

Janine Scholla was unanimously selected as foundation president. Mrs. Scholla joined the board in 2014 and serviced as vice president in 2015. She brings decades of educational experience to the position, having served as a teacher in the Olean district for 25 years. Mrs. Scholla replaces Steve Pancio, ’78, whose term as president expired.

New Foundation president Janine Scholla

New Foundation president Janine Scholla

Kyle Leslie, ’01 was unanimously selected as board vice president. A three-year board member, she will oversee the foundation’s annual Academic Wall of Fame nominations, and assist with other committees, programs and fundraisers to raise money for children in the district.

Lauren Stuff was re-elected board secretary, while Dan Stetz was re-elected treasurer.

Ms. Edstrom and Dr. O’Connell are retiring from the board after more than a decade of service for each. The two former board members were instrumental in forwarding the foundation’s mission to enhance the educational experience for students in the district.

Dr. Brian O'Connell (L) and Linda Edstrom have retired their terms on the OCSD Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Brian O’Connell (L) and Linda Edstrom have retired their terms on the OCSD Foundation Board.

The OCSD Foundation provides funds for programs, initiatives and/or equipment that otherwise would not be made available to Olean students. Making this possible are the foundation’s annual fundraising events, including the upcoming Red and Gold Scramble and Golf Ball Drop and the Olean High School Commemorative Walkway Project. For more information, email ocsdfoundation@gmail.com.

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Foundation Participates in Alumni Weekend

The OCSD Foundation formally inducted two individuals to the Olean City School District Academic Wall of Fame during Friday’s Alumni Weekend dinner at Premier Banquet Center in Olean. The Foundation also teamed up with the Alumni Association to raise thousands of dollars for both organizations through the Red and Gold Scramble on Saturday at Bartlett Country Club.

L to R: Board Member Anita Schmidt, Board Member Adam Bennett, Vice President Janine Scholla

L to R: Board Member Anita Schmidt, Board Member Adam Bennett, Vice President Janine Scholla

L to R: Board Member Adam Bennett, WOF Inductee Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, Michelle Pancio (accepting for WOF Inductee Steven Pancio, Jr.) and Board Member Linda Edstrom.

L to R: Board Member Adam Bennett, WOF Inductee Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, Michelle Pancio (accepting for WOF Inductee Steven Pancio, Jr.) and Board Member Linda Edstrom.

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Foundation Inducts Two Members to District Academic WOF

The Olean City School District (OCSD) Foundation announced the induction of two individuals to the district’s Academic Wall of Fame. Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, class of 1971, and Steven Ives Pancio II, class of 2005, make up the 2015 class of inductees, and will be honored at the 132nd Annual Olean High School Alumni Banquet at Premier Banquet Center on Friday, June 19.

Susan DaPolito Jadlowski

Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, ’71

DaPolito Jadlowski began her career as a licensed practical nurse graduating from St. Francis Hospital in Olean. She later completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing, and while working full time as a registered nurse, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing while being presented with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award. Upon receiving a full grant from the Sheltering Arms Society, DaPolito Jadlowski went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Administration. She credits Olean teachers and the Olean community as setting a foundation for her future success, and has continued to give back to others, mentoring nurses and other medical professionals in the continuation of their education and advocating for the rights of patients throughout the entirety of her career. DaPolito Jadlowski has served in several positions in the medical field, including Associate Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In 2014 she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. She has guided Memorial Hermann Northwest to many prestigious honors, including a top ranking among Houston hospitals by US News and World Report. DaPolito Jadlowski was named one of 20 outstanding nurses by the Texas Nurses Association for her contributions to not only the medical field as a whole, but overall growth of the nursing profession.

Steven Ives Pancio II

Steven Ives Pancio II, ’05

Pancio was a National Honor Society member, three sport athlete and four year class president in his time at OHS. Following graduation, he went on to demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in the orthopedic surgery field. A 2009 Phi Beta Kappa member and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University at Buffalo, he received his Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, as well as the SUNY Buffalo Chancellors’ Award for Student Excellence. In May of 2013, Pancio received his Doctor of Medicine with Summa Cum Laude honors, along with the coveted SUNY Buffalo’s Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award for participation in extracurricular activities while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence. His accolades also include the 2009 SUNY Buffalo’s Dorothy H. Mass Community Engagement Award, the 2013 Dr. Benjamin and Lila Obletz Award for Academic Achievement and Interest in Orthopedic Surgery, as well as membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2014, Pancio was accepted into the world renowned Mayo Clinic of Orthopedic Surgery Program. He has also contributed to several community volunteer programs, including the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Western New York, donating his time to helping to mentor local youth. His accomplishments are a shining reflection on the Olean City School District.

The Olean City School District Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that enhances the educational experience for students in the district.

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