Tell me about a little about your organization.
Fayetteville Public Education Foundation provides scholarships to deserving Fayetteville High School seniors and grant to teachers to creatively enrich our student’s learning while preserving public dollars for the day to day work of our schools.
This is accomplished by local businesses, individuals, and organizations that support our mission and underwrite projects that engage and inspire our students.
What do you love most about the work you do?
We want our teachers to dream big and produce projects that go above and beyond- providing a spark of excitement for our children and enriching our already outstanding schools in Fayetteville.
Those who support the Foundation make this vision possible. Just ask a student who rushes to his school’s library to curl up with a new book, a parent who sees her child performing on stage for the first time, or a teacher who is awarded a grant to add a sensory room for special needs students.
What has your organization accomplished that you’re most proud of?
Over 2 MILLION dollars have been distributed in grants since 1992.
In the last year, forty (40) teachers and staff of the Fayetteville Public Schools received grants for original, pioneering, or innovative projects. In addition, the Foundation also awarded scholarships to thirteen (13) students providing, FHS seniors the opportunity to attend college. The distribution came from the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s endowment, this investment in education guarantees that programs and opportunities will remain in place for future generations of Fayetteville's students.
What is a goal that you hope to reach in the coming year?
We’ve seen an incredible growth in our programs, the number of students and schools served, and can’t wait to do more. We are pleased to announce that the Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved updates to the Foundation’s giving levels. Simplifying and adding more options only makes sense to broaden our base of support and provide more grants to teachers and scholarships to deserving students. Look for more information about our growth.
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