An education foundation can supplement a schools’ programs and new initiatives, where constrained school district budgets have little room to expand or absorb new expenses. Starting up a foundation may seem daunting. This episode focuses on the startup and growth of Warrior Run Education Foundation, founded six years ago in support of rural school district, Warrior Run. Jean Hormell, president of the foundation, joins the podcast to share tips and insights, and to explain how their foundation involves students in philanthropic efforts.
We are independent but we are involved with the school district so we really rely on the goals of the school districts, the needs that they identify, the ideas that are brought to us by staff and we certainly want to collaborate with them as much as possible.