Re-2, bank join in creating foundation
The Garfield Re-2 Education Foundation has been established to provide extra support for the students and staff of the school district. The necessary paperwork has been generated and the Foundation has created a partnership with Alpine Bank. The Foundation’s board members have been working diligently to create an appropriate purpose, mission statement and focus.
Our purpose is to receive, hold, invest and administer property and funds, and to make expenditures to or for the benefit of furthering public school educational options for children within the Re-2 boundaries.
The Garfield School District No. 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 will focus on supporting programs that increase literacy skills and assisting individual classrooms by funding projects that enhance student learning.
Citizens may contribute to the Re-2 Education Foundation several ways. An Re-2 Classroom Classroom Credits debit card account may be opened at any Alpine Bank, or an existing Alpine Bank debit card account may be changed to an Re-2 Classroom Credits account. The Foundation will receive $10 for every new account opened, and every use of the debit card nets the Foundation 10 cents. This accumulates rapidly when debit cards are used frequently. All funds will directly benefit student literacy and reinforce learning.
The Re-2 Education Foundation does hold a 501(c)(3) Determination Letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Monetary donations to the Foundation can be used as tax deductions. The Foundation genuinely appreciates monetary gifts and planned giving arrangements from those individuals or businesses interested in investing in public education. To make arrangements for gifting, please call either Shirley LeMoine at 625-1015 or Kay Vasilakis at 625-7613.
Foundation board members are president Ed Cooley, vice president Jay Rickstrew, secretary Shirley LeMoine, treasurer Jeanie Humble, Urban Quint, Karen McClung, Kay Vasilakis, Bill Scoggins, Bob Hendee and Ed Sands.
Kay Vasilakis works in public relations for the Re-2 schools.
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