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.
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- Please note: The Foundation for SPS will begin summer office hours on Tuesday, May 28. Summer hours are: Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday – office closed. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, July 22.
Sponsors and supporters of the Foundation for SPS help make wonderful things happen in SPS classrooms to benefit our students and teachers! Generous supporter Mediacom recently sponsored the Foundation for SPS Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet to help honor our dedicated teachers. Check out Mediacom’s Donor Spotlight to learn more about what they do and why they invest in the FSPS!
Tell us about your business.
Mediacom is a state-of-the-art, high-performance broadband company that brings the power of modern technology to life inside the connected home by combining ultra-fast internet speeds with personalized entertainment choices that fit your lifestyle.
Tell us why you support the Foundation for Springfield Pubic Schools.
As a privately owned, locally operated company, Mediacom is fully committed to seeing Springfield continue to grow and shine as the jewel of the Ozarks. A huge part of that success is providing tools and experiences to our children that will inspire them to become new backbone of our city. The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools excels exactly at that task by giving educators what they need to stimulate minds. Mediacom is honored to be a proud supporter of that mission.
Have you ever delivered grants with the Foundation or gone on a grant visit? If yes, briefly describe your experience.
Delivering grants to the awarded teachers with and on behalf of the Foundation is one of the most rewarding experiences in which one can participate in Springfield. The grant certificates are awarded to teachers during their class time and they are unaware if their grant had been funded before the visit. Seeing the faces of these hard working educators light up and their students learn about what new materials or experiences they’ll be having is truly a humbling experience.
Why do you think it is important for the community to support the Foundation?
The most precious and valuable resource in all of space and time is the imagination of a child and the potential contained within. There are ideas, products, and services locked away in the mind of a child today that will revolutionize our lives in ways we cannot even conceive. The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and the educators it supports are tasked with providing the tools and experiences that will unlock that potential. It is truly an honor to be a small part of something so special and we would encourage others in the community – businesses and individuals – to support the Foundation in any way they are able.