Endowments for Student Success
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR MORE STUDENTS, SOONER
Endowments for Student Success can be enriched or established to support students by removing barriers to learning, providing enrichment opportunities, and encouraging students to become successful community citizens.
In communities across Charlevoix County, schools provide students with a nurturing place for learning and growing. In addition to engaging activities, challenging concepts, and valuable extra-curricular experiences, schools are increasingly providing for food and clothing or support navigating post-secondary career paths. With dedicated school personnel as our partners, the Community Foundation can help donors remove barriers to learning as well as increase opportunities for students to achieve.
The Community Foundation partners with school leaders to offer strategic support to make a difference where tax support can't. Our staff is in regular contact with pre-K through 12 educators who understand issues families, students, and schools are facing today. By gathering superintendents together annually, Community Foundation staff can learn from these leaders and the leaders themselves can benefit from building peer relationships. Grant funds provided once per year must be used intentionally and the Community Foundation requires accountability for use of those funds. School partners are also given the flexibility to put the dollars to best use as needs change over time.
Donors of all sizes can make a difference for local students by supporting Endowments for Student Success established for each school district in Charlevoix County. For a minimum of $10,000, a donor can establish a named Endowment for Student Success that will provide resources annually to an area school district.
The following Endowments for Student Success have been established by the Community Foundation and donors to benefit area students and accept gifts of all sizes:
BEAVER ISLAND STUDENT SUCCESS Collaborative
Beaver Island Endowment for Student Success
Caitlin Boyle Endowment for Student Success
BOYNE FALLS STUDENT SUCCESS Collaborative
Boyne Falls Endowment for Student Success
Laurie Howell Memorial Endowment for Student Success
Smelt City VFW Post 3675 Boyne Falls Endowment for Student Success
BOYNE CITY STUDENT SUCCESS Collaborative
Boyne City Endowment for Student Success
Smelt City VFW Post 3675 Boyne City Endowment for Student Success
CHARLEVOIX STUDENT SUCCESS Collaborative
Charlevoix Endowment for Student Success
Rayder Enrichment Endowment for Student Success
Terry Blissett Endowment for Student Success
EAST JORDAN STUDENT SUCCESS collaborative
East Jordan Endowment for Student Success
Bill & Esther Porter Endowment for Student Success
For more information about Endowments for Student Success and/or how to start one, contact Sara Ward by email or by phone at 231-536-2440.
To contribute to an Endowment for Student Success today, click here