Yes, the Education Foundation of the Summit is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEIN 27-2235994.
Who decides how funds from the EFS will be allocated?
The Board of Directors has articulated several high-level goals for the Foundation and will make funding determinations in line with these goals. Specific funding decisions will consider community input and school needs as primary factors for guiding funding decisions.
How is your Board structured?
Our Board of Directors consists of volunteer community members that share the organizations mission and values. Our board members represent the diverse communities and organizations in Summit County. The full board meets several times a year. Its executive committee, including all officers, meets monthly to carry out the activities of the foundation.
What is your relationship with The Summit Foundation? Don’t they already support education?
The Summit Foundation has a long history of supporting education as part of its mission to enhance the quality of life in our communities. However, the specific mission of the Education Foundation is to support innovation and creativity in public school programs. The Education Foundation works in partnership with the Summit Foundation to support education in Summit County.
How much of my donation will go towards the funding teacher programs in the Summit School District?
Because we operate using a team of dedicated, passionate, volunteer board members, we are able to keep our administrative costs low. We are able to contribute nearly 100% of funds to teachers in the Summit School District.
Does the Education Foundation of the Summit fund private schools?
No, we fund our public school system - the Summit School District. We encourage every member of our diverse community to participate in our programs. If a private school student would like to take advantage of a workshop or event, they are welcome to attend. However, we do not fund programs at private schools.
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