The “For the Love of Education” campaign is asking Cherokee County businesses and individuals to make financial contributions to the new foundation, which was established in the fall to support the Cherokee County School District and its teachers and students.
Money raised by the Foundation will be distributed to the school district and its schools through grants for classroom innovation, student scholarships for credit recovery classes and funding for initiatives such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies, the proposed Technical High School Academy and the Bring Your Learning Device program.
“A high-quality public education system is vital to the success of our local businesses and our community as a whole,” said Kevin Williams, the Foundation’s fundraising committee chairman.
Businesses and individuals who make a donation of $100 or more will become founding partners and receive a foundation emblem to display at their business or on their vehicle and be recognized on the Foundation’s website (www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/pr/ccef) for the next year.
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. All donations are potentially tax deductible, pending approval of the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) application and the donor’s tax situation.
Donations may be mailed to CCEF, P.O. Box 4754, Canton, Ga. or made online through PayPal using the Foundation’s email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation also has asked the school district’s employees, parents and students to join in the fundraising campaign.
The Foundation so far has sold more than 1,800 T-shirts bearing its logo to School District employees and parents, and students this month are donating coins and dollars to support the cause.
The T-shirts can be ordered through schools or from the Foundation; the T-shirts are $10 each and available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL and youth medium and large.
For information, contact the Foundation at email@example.com or (770) 704-4213.