The Educational Foundation for Columbia Schools,
incorporated in 1986, is a nonprofit
organization with the
expressed purpose of enhancing the educational excellence.
The philosophy of the foundation states, “The standard of life and the
economic viability of the Columbia School District depend heavily on the
quality of our educational system. Our community and schools must combine
their local resources and initiative in order to enhance excellence in
education.” The Resources of the foundation
are not to take the place of state aid or local millage.
program is necessary because most of the operating budget for Columbia
Schools is designated for specific educational purposes.
innovative educational programs, up-to-date equipment and special materials
cannot be purchase due to a lack of funds.
program helps through individual grants the Foundation funds enrichment
projects, purchases new equipment, and seeks improvements in the curriculum
from elementary through high school.
resources have been used to fund mini-grant programs for Columbia students,
and scholarships for higher education.
educational programs and projects judged by the foundation to enhance
the educational process of Columbia school students will continue to be
funded on an as-needed basis.
HOW CAN I HELP?
be made directly to the Foundation in several ways:
Real Estate, Bequests, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Legacies, &
An endowment has
been established so there will always be funds available to carry out
our programs. One individual has already given a sufficient endowment
specifically for scholarships. Future endowment donations will be placed
in the project fund, unless specifically designated.
Because the Educational
Foundation for Columbia Schools is a nonprofit organization, the internal
Revenue Service recognizes all contributions as tax deductible.
For Columbia Schools
P.O. Box 126
Brooklyn, MI 49230
You can also call any of
the trustees listed or the Columbia School District offices at 592-6641.
Those who wish to make use of the additional advantage of the Michigan
Community Foundation Tax Credit may donate to
the Columbia Endowment of the Jackson Community Foundation at: 230 W. Michigan
Jackson, MI 49201.