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The newly formed Palmyra School Foundation established to support education within the Palmyra R-I School District, has received its first major donation.
The foundation announced through a press release that an anonymous local family will donate memorial funds to the foundation.
The donation will memorialize someone who was a student and later an employee of the school district as well as a business owner in the Palmyra community for many years.
“The honorable actions of this family places great trust in the Palmyra School Foundation as a vehicle to serve children in this district,” stated the foundation board in its joint statement.
The donation represents a major step for the foundation and the board which oversees it which held its first meeting in late 2019, but was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic which slowed the process of establishing its mission, purpose, bylaws and completing the important 501(c)(3) status.
“The news of this generous gift was a boost to the morale of this group and it brings back into focus their vision, “…through sustainable community investments, to build on the excellence of the Palmyra R-I School District to create lifelong learners and responsible citizens,” said the board in a joint statement.
The board also expressed gratitude for the “very generous gift.”
“Folks, this is just the beginning of something really neat for our students,” said Rodney Heimer, the foundation board’s treasure upon learning of the donation.
The Palmyra School Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to raise funds through private donations, fundraisers, and other special events to support educational programs and projects which are not within the budgetary guidelines of the school district.
As the end of the tax year approaches, individuals may have a required minimum distribution to allocate, or as a wage earner or business owner, excess income could be donated rather than paying additional in taxes.
In either of these situations, or for any number of other circumstances, the Palmyra School Foundation is an investment in the future of this community.
The Palmyra School Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to raise funds through private donations, fundraisers, and other special events to support programs and projects that enhance the educational experience of students in the Palmyra School District.
Additional information, as well as a donation form, may be found at the Palmyra School Foundation link on the Palmyra R-I School District webpage, at www.palmyra.k12.mo.us.
Those wishing to donate to the foundation may also do so through Clint Stewart at Palmyra HOMEBANK, or mail it to:
Palmyra School Foundation
Attn: Rodney Heimer, treasurer
PO Box 151, Palmyra MO 63461
The current Palmyra School Foundation Board of Directors consists of Chuck Keller, president; Tav Brown, vice-president; Susan Gard, secretary; and Rodney Heimer, treasurer; along with board members, Christine Crawford, Chad Englehardt, Kathy Hammond, Jennifer Leftwich, David Lewis, Adrienne Lynn, Lori Marquart and Clint Stewart.