Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
Bridging the Gap Between Funding and Learning
Welcome to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, where we work to promote educational excellence for every child by raising, managing, and distributing private investment to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. With our community partners, we help bridge the gap between what schools need and what they can afford.
Now Hiring Development Intern!
The Foundation is looking to hire a Development Intern to work part-time (up to 20 hours a week) in our office! This position works alongside the Director of Development assisting with special event coordination, marketing and public relations efforts, social media content creation, as well as administrative duties.
For a full job description, please click here. If interested, please email resume to Pamela, firstname.lastname@example.org!
Back to School Sponsorship Level Opportunities Available!
The Foundation is currently looking for private donors and corporate sponsors to partner with us to fund the 198 grants submitted to us by teachers, librarians, counselors, and principals of Springfield Public Schools through our Back to School grant program! Through this program, grants can be submitted to one of our five categories: student experience, modern learning environment, classroom projects, community engagement, and professional development.
Our goal is to be able to fund as many grants as possible to impact as many students' lives and educational experiences as possible but we can only do this with the support of our community partners! For more information on our available sponsorship levels, please take a look at our Back to School Sponsorship Flyer or contact Pamela, email@example.com or 417-523-0144.
2016 Back to School Grant Final Report Form
Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Ranks Seventh in National Study of K-12 Education Foundations
January 24, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations - “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016” - has ranked the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS) seventh in the nation. 2016, is the first year the FSPS has been part of the national study, making its debut in the top ten out of 188 foundations in the nationwide study. To view the study, visit www.caruthers.institute
“Over our 26-year history, the FSPS has provided more than $17 million to fund countless opportunities for Springfield Public Schools students, including classroom support and scholarships for graduating seniors. In the last two years alone, we have awarded over $1.5 million to benefit our schools.” said Keran Lemons, Board President for Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. “Through the endowment funds we manage, Springfield Public Schools have resources for student’s academic needs throughout the year. The generosity of our donors, combined with the hard work of our board and staff has placed the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools at the top of the list.”
The Stepping Up study focused on K-12 education foundations in the nation’s 200, largest school districts (by student population). Additionally, top-performing education foundations that serve smaller school districts were included. In totality, there were 188, K-12 education foundations from 220 school districts included in the study. Those foundations collectively generated the following in 2014 (most recent year data available): Held $506 million in assets; raised $359 million; invested $161 million into grants and programs; and leveraged 45,000 volunteers to fuel efforts.
Stepping Up looks at eight performance categories to determine the rankings: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student, and volunteers. Foundations also are placed into four divisions based on revenues.
“To be ranked among the top performing education foundations in the country is truly an honor. The success of the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools belongs to the Springfield community members who believe in and support our public education system,” said Natalie Murdock, Executive Director for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. “Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of the students we serve. The impact we have now will make our community even better, in the years to come.”
About the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools:
The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools raises, manages and distributes funds to benefit students and teachers in Springfield Public Schools. Thanks to many generous individual and corporate donors, the Foundation provides grants, scholarships and direct support to enhance academic achievement for students. The FSPS also hosts the Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet, which will be held this year on Monday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. To learn more about Foundation opportunities to support educational excellence for Springfield Public Schools students, visit www.supportsps.org or call 417-523.0144.
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