Re-2 Education Foundation distributes Classroom Credits funds to literacy programs
On Wednesday, May 29, the Alpine Bank Classroom Credits Program transferred funds to the Garfield Re-2 Education Foundation, who will distribute those funds to Wamsley Elementary, Kathryn Senor Elementary, and Roy Moore Elementary Schools for K-2 summer reading and literacy programs.
Jay Rickstrew, Alpine Bank Rifle Branch President, representatives from the Garfield Re-2 Education Foundation Board of Directors, Wamsley Elementary School Principal Larry Matthews, and several young elementary school children were on hand to celebrate the first philanthropic effort for the foundation.
The Re-2 Education Foundation received its 501(c)(3) IRS Determination Letter on September 12, 2001, and Alpine Bank began accruing funds for the Re-2 Foundation in October.
Alpine Bank began its Classroom Credits Program in 1997. The program has grown to include Garfield, Pitkin, Mesa, Eagle, Summit, and Routt counties on the western slope, and has given out over $350,000 to local education programs.
Alpine Bank donates $10 for every Classroom Credits debit card that is opened, and 10 cents for every transaction on the debit card account. It is a true commitment to education from the Re-2 Education Foundation and Alpine Bank.
The Garfield Re-2 Education Foundation exists to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of children, to promote excellence in education, and to increase support for K-12 public education. The foundation’s focus is to support programs that increase literacy skills and assist individual classrooms by funding projects that enhance student learning.
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Since Colorado’s not yet in the clear of the global pandemic, the Garfield School District Re-2 is heading into next year with a relatively frugal budget.