Thank you, Fulton Public Schools Foundation!
The FHS Classes of 1950, 1964 and 1965 were a part of history Wednesday evening, November 11, 2015, when their combined reunion class gifts helped the Fulton Public Schools Foundation make its largest single gift ever to the Fulton Public School District of $30,000.
Each year, the Foundation works with the School District to determine items from the District’s ‘needs list’ for funding. Reunion classes are then encouraged to make donations to the Foundation to help fund those items. The efforts of the three classes totaled approximately $23,000 allowing the Foundation to add a bit more and fund a much needed audio-visual system in the High School Commons area. The new system will consist of a mounted retractable 100”x160” screen, a mounted projector with lighting capacity sized for the area, and a sound system with wireless microphones. Currently the school is using a large sheet for a screen and a portable projector. The School District will fund approximately $1,300 for installation and related costs.
During the presentation of the gift to the Fulton Public School Board Wednesday evening, executive director, Diane Burre Ludwig, noted, “It is very exciting to be able to take on a project this large and know that our FHS alumni had such a big part in making it happen. We are very proud of the classes of 1950, 1964 and 1965 and their generous giving spirits.”
The Fulton Public Schools Foundation, founded in 2004, annually funds classroom grants to teachers and has given more than $39,000 since the program began in 2008. In addition, it currently supports Academic Week activities each spring and will be offering additional grants in 2016 as funding allows.