Solon Springs Educational Foundation Fact Sheet
The Mission of the Solon Springs Educational Foundation is to provide the students, staff, and the Solon Springs School District with financial support to enrich educational opportunities and programs.
Our Goal is to encourage outstanding student academic achievement by:
Enhancing learning opportunities for all students.
Enabling staff to develop creative and innovative educational programs for all students.
Recognizing contributions by staff, alumni, and community members.
Encouraging businesses, alumni, civic, and community involvement in our schools.
Why do we need an Educational Foundation?
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for educational enhancements not usually part of a school district budget.
An educational foundation can collect donations and estate bequests from those interested in supporting activities in a school district. It will use those funds to support educational activities.
It can hold funds over a longer period of time than a school budget cycle.
How is the Educational Foundation different from a scholarship fund, a booster club, or PTA?
Scholarship donations are often given each year to specific students. Most of this type are managed by the School.
The Foundation will not use funds it raises for scholarships as we do does not see scholarships within the scope of our core mission, though the Foundation could manage specifically donated funds for scholarships or as long-term scholarship investment funds from larger donations.
Booster clubs mainly support athletic and extracurricular programs. The Education Foundation is designed to support academic opportunities and programs.
While the PTA supports many different kinds of activities in the school district, the Educational Foundation is designed solicit donations, large and small, including bequests from person’s estates. We expect to develop self-supporting funds invested over a longer term.
Next Foundation Meeting is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - IMC