About the Foundation

What is the Fulton Public Schools Foundation?

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This allows us to accept nonpublic funding to assist with specific school district programs and projects. We were established in 2003 to secure resources to enhance educational opportunities for Fulton students. While our sole purpose is to support the Fulton Public Schools, we are a separate organization with our own governing board.

What is our mission?

The Fulton Public Schools Foundation is an independent non-profit organization providing financial support to enhance the educational experience in the Fulton Public Schools.

What are our goals?

We seek to establish self-sustaining endowment funds and annual funds to be used to support projects designed to enrich the quality of education for Fulton students. We work with Fulton School District teachers and administrators to identify the areas of greatest need. Typical projects include, but not be limited to: Grants to educators for innovative classroom or schoolwide projects and classroom equipment grants.

How can you help?

The Foundation Board extends an invitation to all Fulton Public Schools alumni and friends to help our efforts to support quality education for our students.

The Fulton Public Schools Foundation is a tax exempt organization (effective date of exemption December 11, 2003) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as provided by a determination letter dated September 8, 2005, from the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation’s federal tax identification number is 84-1656579.

Founding 50

These persons made a positive difference by pledging and donating to the Foundation’s first organized campaign. They donated to create the Foundation’s Founding 50 Endowment Fund. The principal of their gifts is never spent, only the interest income is eligible for use to support the Foundation’s programs, initiatives and operations. The following persons are known as the Founding 50 donors and will be forever thanked and remembered for their leadership example in responding to the invitation to start the Fulton Public Schools Founding 50 Endowment Fund.

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Jean Avra Dick Davis Vicki & Mike McDaniel
Dale & Myrna Backer Dennis & Charla Depping Shari Means
Rhad & Leah Baker David & Connie Epperson George & Angela Morrison
Dr. Bob & Puz Basnett Rick Gohring Henry & Barbara Niles
Dr. Michael & Teri Basnett Bruce Hackmann Earl & Patricia O’Rourke
Jim Baumgartner Bruce & Sue Harris Drs. Robert & Lisa Pierce
Mike & Mary Ann Beahon Joe Holt Irislee Prada
John & Jerrie Bell Charles & Josephine James Phil & Ruthi Reynolds
LeRoy & Frances Benton David & Jan Kern Charles & Nancy Riley
Wayne & Betty Bill Susan Krumm Tom & Jamie Riley
Evangeline Blattner Rodney & Janet Latty Dr. Bruce & Carol Robertson
Ed & Barb Brandt Susan Lippincott Jorgen & Betsy Schlemeier
Catherine Cook-Canitz John E. Marshall David & Mary Shively
Tom & Katherine Christensen Major Saver Jack & Betsy Tutt
Dr. Jacque & Karen Cowherd David McDaniel Chad & Julie Uhls
Robert & Grace Craghead Ronnie & Janice McDaniel J.W. & Cindy Vann
Richard E. Wilson