The Cherokee County Educational Foundation has begun its efforts to financially support the Cherokee County School District by issuing more than $4,700 in Rapid Grants to schools.
The Rapid Grants were awarded to schools in appreciation of their outstanding participation in the Foundation’s initial awareness and fundraising campaign, For the Love of Education.
Thirty-five district schools received the grants during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium.
The grants were presented to the schools’ Principals by CCEF Board Members Janet Read, chair of the Cherokee County School Board, Mike Chapman, retired school board member.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo, an ex-officio member of the foundation's board, also was on hand during the presentation to congratulate the principals.
The foundation also announced that initial fundraising efforts have been so successful that it will start the first round of its Impact Grants in the fall.
Cherokee County School District schools, teachers and staff, as well as teams of teachers and/or staff, will be able to apply for grants of up to $2,500 for their ideas to improve academic achievement.
The details of the Impact Grant program will be announced to district staff at the start of the 2013-14 school year, and applications will be posted at that time on the Foundation's website and Facebook page.
The Foundation’s community wide fundraising campaign is currently underway, and local businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate.
Donors who give at least $100 will be named a founding partner and receive an emblem to display in their business or on their car and be recognized on the foundation's website.
Recognition levels are: Platinum, $5,000 or more; Gold, $2,500-$4,999; Silver, $1,000-$2,499; Bronze, $500-$999; and Friend, $100-$499. Foundation T-shirts also are available for $10.
Donations may be mailed to CCEF at P.O. Box 4754, Canton, Ga. 30114 or paid through PayPal using the Foundation’s email address: email@example.com.
All donations are potentially tax deductible, pending approval of the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) application and the donor’s tax situation.
For more information, please call (770) 704-4213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.