Almost $700,000

    has been donated to Columbia Public Schools

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February 17, 2014


Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,

Since 1997-1998, the Columbia Public Schools Foundation Board has awarded over $700,000 in grant funding.  These grants have supported quality programs that directly and positively impact student learning in our public schools.  During the past three years alone, grants have been awarded across grade levels and content areas for such innovative programs as Science Camp for seventh graders; Planetarium field trips for grades K through 5; Fast Math, Fraction Nation and Scholastic Math Inventory at West Boulevard Elementary and Smithton Middle School; Electronic Books for high school media centers; Digital Reading Partnerships at Parkade and Blue Ridge Elementary Schools; Empowering i-History at Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools; Smart Boards for secondary fine arts classrooms; and a Minority Achievement Conference and Academic Leader Programs at our high schools.

We are able to allocate funds due to the generosity of our donors.  As we begin another fiscal year, we ask that you please consider contributing to the Foundation’s endowment so that we are able to continue to support innovative programs in our schools now and in the foreseeable future.   We have enclosed a donation envelope for your gift or you may choose to donate online by visiting our website at

In addition to requesting your ongoing support, I also invite you to mark your calendar for our annual “Hall of Leaders: A Night of Stars” event on October 16, 2014.  We are very excited to announce that we are holding this year’s event at Battle High School.  Formal invitations will be mailed later this year.  If you have someone in mind who is worthy of consideration for recognition as an outstanding alumnus/alumna, retired educator, or volunteer you will also find information on the nomination process on our website.



Nyle Klinginsmith, President
Columbia Public Schools Foundation

Columbia Public Schools Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization