HONOR AN EDUCATOR PROGRAM
From Dr. Thomas Tucker, Superintendent, Worthington Schools...
I am excited to announce the kick off for this year’s Worthington Educational Foundation Honor an Educator Program. While our long winter and chilly spring make it especially hard to believe, we will soon be closing the books on the 2013-14 school year! The last day of classes for our students is fast approaching and as it does, I understand that many parents, students, alumni and community members are thinking of ways to show their appreciation to the teachers, staff and administrators who help to make our schools the best. Finding the appropriate way to fully thank these individuals can be a difficult task. The Trustees of the Worthington Educational Foundation are proud to provide a way for you to honor such individuals in a uniquely meaningful way.
Outstanding teachers, administrators and staff members are the essence of the Worthington School District’s reputation for Excellence in Education. To help students and families show appreciation for the our educators’ commitment, the Worthington Educational Foundation has developed the Honor an Educator Program. Donations in any amount can be made to the Worthington Educational Foundation. You may honor a teacher, administrator or staff member who is currently on staff or someone who has been important in the past to your children. Those honored will receive a letter and award certificate from the WEF which will be presented in front of their classroom. Additionally, they will be recognized in a community publication.
Choosing to recognize an individual through this program will not only honor that special person, but will be a future legacy of that appreciation as a direct benefit to the students of the Worthington Schools through the WEF grants that are awarded annually to the teachers and schools. The Worthington Educational Foundation is a community-wide tax-exempt 501 (c )(3) organization dedicated to making the educational experience of our children something extraordinary. Funds are raised to allow grants to be awarded to teachers to provide projects and experiences beyond the basic curriculum. Awards are awarded three times per year to teachers (by application).
To honor a teacher, administrator or staff member of the Worthington Schools, simply complete the nomination form and donation online via the WEF website through this link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/WorthingtonEducationalFoundat_1/HonorEducator.html
(All donations are tax deductible.)
Thank you for all you do to help make our schools great!
Thomas Tucker, PhD
THANK YOU WORTHINGTON!
The 2014 Evening in Support of Excellence was a smashing success! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 2015 Event!
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
7pm to 10pm at the Shops at Worthington Place
Worthington Educational Foundation
The Mission of the Worthington School District Educational Foundation, a community-wide tax-exempt 501 © (3) organization, is to identify, fund, and support projects that enrich learning experiences for the students of Worthington Schools.
The Worthington Educational Foundation was formed on May 4, 1988 by a group of community leaders dedicated to making the educational experience of our children something extraordinary. Their goal was to make funds available for educational projects that went beyond the basic curriculum and would not otherwise be funded with tax dollars.
Over its nearly 25 year history, the Foundation has raised over $405,000 in contributions and awarded over 400 grants totaling over $310,000 to Worthington teachers and staff to fund exciting and innovative educational projects for our students. These projects range across all schools, grade levels and subject areas.
The Foundation has embarked upon a new model of fundraising that centers on our annual fundraising gala held at the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place. The first 'Evening in Support of Excellence' raised over $30,000, and we are looking for even greater success this year. The funds we raise are invested back into our schools through our grants (see Grants page). In 2011-2012, WEF approved approximately $30,000 in grants.
We hope you will assist the Foundation in its ongoing mission to support Worthington Schools and help our community continue to be an exceptional place to live, learn and work.