Chatham Education Foundation completed fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 with gross receipts of $259k, the highest level in our history, up 23% from last fiscal year. This is due to record Casino Royale and Trivia Night events and Annual Fund giving. Net assets at the end of the fiscal year were a record $375k, up 37% from the prior fiscal year. Assets include an endowment with $182k book value at the end of the fiscal year ($215k market value.) As a result of strong ongoing financials, the endowment has been built while maintaining significant levels of grant-giving to the school district.
For school year 2017-18 the Foundation funded 19 grants to teachers and administrators for a total of $105k, up 17% from the prior fiscal year:
- $44k to K-5 schools: Washington, Milton, Southern Boulevard, Lafayette
- $40k to Chatham High School (grades 9-12)
- $21k to Chatham Middle School (grades 6-8)
Grants covered a wide array of curricular areas and projects, from mobile, collaborative workspaces to support 21st century learning, to technology, math, science, and English to mental and social wellness A comprehensive list of grants can be found on our website. All students and educators in our school district are positively impacted by donations made to Chatham Education Foundation. Our generous donors proudly help us Reach Higher!