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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we need a Foundation? 

Investing in the future, the Fulton Public Schools Foundation secures resources to support quality education through innovative programs, creative opportunities, and imaginative approaches.  The need for additional financial support to compensate for inadequate state and federal funding has grown in recent years and will only continue to grow as costs increase and funding likely decreases. These innovative programs enrich the curriculum, inspire students and staff, and expand the community's involvement in public education. To put it simply, the mission of the Foundation is to provide a margin of excellence for Fulton students.

Why should I give to the Foundation?

Our commitment to quality schools and the success of our Fulton's students are a source of community pride.  As an advocate for educational excellence, the Fulton Public Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources, and acts as a catalyst to involve the community in public education. The Fulton Public Schools Foundation provides donors with the opportunity to provide a legacy of quality education.
 
Does the Fulton School District have anything to do with the Foundation?

The Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization. The board of directors is made up of  volunteers and two ex-officio school representatives. While the Foundation is a separate organization, our sole mission is to support the educational purposes of the Fulton School District. We look to those who understand education best—the professional educators—for leadership. We look to our community to help the Foundation develop and direct resources to meet our shared educational goals.

Where does the money go?

Dollars come to the Foundation either restricted or unrestricted. The restricted dollars support programs designated by the donor. The unrestricted contributions are allocated by the Foundation's Board of Directors to those areas of greatest need.

Do other school districts have foundations?

Yes, school districts across the country have similar foundations, including New Bloomfield, Jefferson City and Columbia, to name a few.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. The Fulton Public Schools Foundation is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation will mail you a receipt for any contribution made.

How can I donate?
At this time you may mail a check to Fulton Public Schools Foundation at: 2 Hornet Drive Fulton, MO 65251 An online payment system will be set up the fall of 2012 as well as information about endowments and directed giving.
      
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