has been donated to Columbia Public Schools
Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
As we begin our new fiscal year, we are asking you to demonstrate your support for the children and teachers in Columbia’s excellent public school system by making a contribution to the Foundation. The Columbia Public Schools Foundation provides current and future funding to support the continued success of our students, teachers, and the public schools of Columbia. Your contribution to our endowed fund will contribute over many years to the ongoing excellence of the Columbia Public Schools.
Since the 1997-1998 school year when we first awarded grants, the Foundation has provided almost $700,000 to Columbia Public Schools programs. Prior grants funded programs such as Smart Music Technology, SMART Boards for Elementary Art and Music Classes, the M.A.C. Scholars Annual Achievement Gap Conference, and a Summer Expedition Program for at-risk students showing high potential. We were excited to learn that Columbia College offered future scholarships to qualifying participants in the Summer Expedition program. This program, and others that the Foundation has funded, would simply not have been possible without your support.
In addition to requesting your ongoing support, I invite you to mark your calendars for our annual “Hall of Leaders: A Night of Stars” event. This special evening recognizes the accomplishments of our honorees in the alumni, volunteer, and education categories, and features some of the best of Columbia’s student talent. This year’s event will be held on October 17, 2013 at the Missouri Theatre. Formal invitations will be mailed later this year and we look forward to seeing you then.
Together we have and will continue to make a significant difference in the lives of children and our community. Please partner with us by returning your gift in the enclosed donation envelope. Or, you may donate online by visiting the donation page www.cpsf.org/contribute or the link below. Thank you in advance for your support!
Jill Cox, President
Columbia Public Schools Foundation