BUILDING SUPPORT FOR TODAY’S PROGRAMS
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation works in a variety of ways to facilitate the opportunity for teachers to try something new in the classrooms and to support students with greatest needs through the following programs:
Innovative Education Grants
Twice annually, small grants are awarded to give educators a chance to pilot a new idea or to supplement something they are already doing the classroom. Many of these innovative pilot projects are shared with others and are later adopted into the regular curriculum. The links below provides more information about grants distributed.
Eleanor Laing Law Grants
Eleanor Laing Law was a Fargo Public School student who graduated from Fargo Senior High in 1931. She taught journalism at Agassiz School in the 1930's prior to entering the military. Once a year grants are provided which support innovative literacy and library projects in the Fargo Public Schools. The link below provides more information about grants distributed.
Each year many students and their families struggle to make ends meet. Our Foundation provides contributions to the schools to assist with school supplies and backpacks, for winter clothing and gear, and for transportation for some high-school students.
Got No Milk
For the past six years, our Foundation has worked hard to raise funds for the GOT NO MILK program which provides milk for elementary students for their mid-morning snack. Teachers tell us that morning milk truly contributes to increased attention in the classroom, and we all know how important it is for physical development.
In partnership with Fargo Public Schools, it is our goal to provide one serving of milk or juice during mid-morning snack break to all students eligible for free and reduced lunches. New this year, we will also provide milk for students who are not eligible for free and reduced lunch, but whose families are struggling to make ends meet.
Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
The Foundation works with donors who have created annual gift or permanently endowed scholarships for deserving graduates of Fargo North, South, Davies, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.
Applications can be found at respective high school counseling offices. You may also contact the foundation offices with any questions at 701.446.1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation is pleased to announce that during this past year, we have added the Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars program to our portfolio.The program was originally established by caring community citizens who wished to ensure that seniors from Fargo high schools would be able to continue their education. The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation is delighted to be able to continue this distinguished tradition.
Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars scholarships are currently funded through investment income from a $932,000 permanently endowed fund. The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation hopes to grow this permanent fund to over one million dollars in the upcoming year.
In May 2015, fifty-two (52) $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors from North, South, Davies, Woodrow Wilson, Shanley, and Oak Grove High Schools.
To learn more about how you can help us grow this outstanding program, please contact the Fargo Public Schools Development Office or click on the link below.
Through 25 partnerships, this popular endeavor brings 250 business and service club volunteers to schools to assist with reading and after-school programs, tutoring, mentoring, community service projects, and other meaningful educational activities. These adults are positive role models and represent our strong business and community volunteerism that is committed to advancing education. For more information about our partnerships please click on the link below.
Special Fundraising Projects
As a service to the school district, the Foundation also assists with special fundraising projects which coincide with our mission to support the Fargo Public Schools and to act as a catalyst to ensure these important projects are successful.
Trollwood Performing Arts School
The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation is excited to announce its new partnership with Trollwood Performing Arts School (TPAS).
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that will act as the fiscal sponsor supporting the educational activities of TPAS. TPAS Executive Director, Kathy Anderson, will lead the fundraising efforts for Trollwood and will work closely with the Foundation to administer all funds raised.
Official tax receipts for donations made to TPAS will be processed through the Foundation. For more information about Trollwood Performing Arts School please click on the link below.
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