What is the Carroll Education Foundation?
The Carroll Education Foundation is a vision that is being reached by generous
people like you who have a sincere interest in our students and
their success. Together we are a community of volunteers who make
up a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose sole purpose
is to generate and distribute resources for the benefit of the children
of the CISD.
What does the Carroll Education Foundation do?
The Foundation provides funds for educational programs not covered by the District's
normal operating budget. Foundation funds are used to facilitate
student achievement and skill development and to recognize and encourage
Why was the Carroll Education Foundation started?
Very simply, to make a difference. The Carroll Education Foundation was created
by a small group of concerned community leaders to support the educational
programs of the Carroll Independent School District. The mission
of the Foundation is to enrich, maintain and expand programs needed
to meet the school district's stated mission of providing a learning
environment that inspires individual success and responsibility
in a competitive local and global community.
What are the goals of the Carroll Education Foundation?
- Encourage all students to work to their highest potential.
- Reward all teachers for innovative efforts and exemplary teaching.
- Build public awareness and confidence in our schools.
- Involve the community in assuring a quality education for the leaders and
workers of tomorrow.
- Expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.
Who decides how the money is spent?
Through a formal grant application process, the Carroll Education Foundation Board
of Directors, teachers and administrators meet to evaluate all teacher-grants
applications. This committee selects new programs and monitors and
evaluates current programs. Contributors may elect to fund specific
projects or give to the Foundation for distribution by the grant
How does the Carroll Education Foundation raise money?
Funds for the Foundation are raised through:
- General donations - cash or pledged donations
- Planned giving - wills, trusts, estate plans
- Matched giving - donations matched by employers
- Community Membership Drive
- Fund-raisers - Culinary Celebration and other planned community activities
- Endowment fund - contributions may be designated specifically for the endowment fund
Why an endowment fund?
The Carroll Education Foundation in its inaugural campaign established an endowment
fund to ensure long-term stability for our district. The endowment
fund continues to grow through the generous support of donors who
strongly believe that an endowment will be a safeguard for the future
of the Carroll Independent Schools.
How does the Foundation make a difference in the community?
We believe there is a strong correlation between the quality of life in the community
and the quality of its educational system. Public schools help create
the community in which we live, and will continue to be the backbone
of the future as long as we ensure they remain the best in the nation.
How does the Foundation make a difference in our children?
Innovative Foundation programs better prepare our children for the 21st century by enhancing
strong academics, technology, classroom materials and the skilled
instruction they need.
What is the future as we see it?
There is nothing more important than the education of our children. As a parent,
grandparent, property owner or business owner your ongoing involvement
and support is vital. Through contributions you provide an integral
link to the quality of education.
Why should I participate in the Carroll Education Foundation?
- To show that you believe in supporting education.
- Because your contribution directly benefits you.
- You are helping mold tomorrow's leaders.
- When everyone participates, the fund grows faster.
- It feels good.
- It's a tax deduction.
Funding priorities, excellence in education
- To provide innovative teaching grants for creative approaches to learning not part of the normal operating budget.
- To award five annual scholarships for excellence in education.
- Maintain an endowment fund for the long-term stability and future of all Foundation programs.