Maize Education Foundation awards more than $43,000 in grants to teachers
On May 6, members of the Maize Education Foundation Board of Directors presented more than $43,000 in instructional, technology, and enrichment grants to Maize USD 266 teachers to supplement their classroom and school resources.
Complete High School Maize teacher Heidi Albin, picture here at left with a few Foundation board members, received this year's largest grant: $8,451.16 for a new therapy dog program, which the school will implement in hopes of boosting its graduation rate to 100 percent at the district's alternative high school.
Additional grants this spring will fund:
The Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 that supports Maize USD 266 schools, teachers, and students through grants. For more information, please click here.
Save the date:The Foundation's 8th-annual fundraising golf tournament will be at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Reflection Ridge Golf Club. The money raised funds the Foundation's annual grants
Thanks to all who support the Maize Education Foundation!
The Maize Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 that raises funds to support Maize students, teachers, classrooms and schools via grants, raised about $40,000 at its 7th Annual Golf Tournament at Reflection Ridge Golf Club on Oct. 12.
The event is a major fundraiser for the organization, which provides educational, enrichment and technology grants to teachers and students across the district. We are pleased to announce that this year's total raised is an event record.
Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors, and golfers who made the day possible!
Support Maize Schools via Amazon Smile
Another way to support the Foundation is via Amazon Smile.
Maize Schools supporters can shop on Amazon.com as usual, and Amazon will make a donation to support the Foundation. To sign up or learn more, please visit smile.amazon.com.
In addition to outside fundraising, Maize USD 266 employees were challenged at the beginning of this school year to support the organization that supports them.
We are happy to report that employee giving to the Foundation more than doubled this year: The number of Maize employees who give to the Foundation every paycheck via automatic contribution jumped 152 percent, which will generate more than $6,400 in new funds for the Foundation this year.