Fayetteville Public Education Foundation gifts $100,000 to FPS to support science and instructional technology!!
The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Board of Directors presented a ceremonial check for $100,000 to the Fayetteville School District on Tuesday, July 29 at 5:00 pm at the Fayetteville Board of Education meeting. This funding was used toward technology and science laboratories, specifically updating equipment and resources that provide students with learning spaces that are safe and conducive to inquiry-based science and technology.
The Foundation raised the $100,000 as part of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary campaign. Beginning in 2012, as part of a commemoration of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary, a goal was set of raising $200,000. One-half of funds raised to be used to grow the Foundation’s endowment, providing more in future grants. One-half of the funds to be granted directly to the schools to support immediate science and instructional technology needs – particularly science laboratories.
Holly Johnson, Director of Development, Grants and Community Relations with the Fayetteville Public Schools said, “We are so grateful for the support of the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and those in our community that have made this generous gift and the important educational impact it brings.”
Cambre Horne-Brooks, Executive Director with the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation said, “The 20th anniversary campaign is an investment in the standard of excellence you find in the Fayetteville schools. Strong support from our community enables us to fund resources and programs that are not available through the district’s normal operating budget.”
The Foundation will wrap up the campaign this year by garnering support for the endowment. The income from the Foundation’s endowment is distributed annually to benefit students and teachers through the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s grant process.