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The newly formed Palmyra School Foundation continues to grow and plan for the future while reaching out for public support.
It was announced during a meeting of the foundation’s board Feb. 1 that two new “very generous donations” have been offered from former Palmyra High School graduates.
In addition, the board discussed ways to get the word out about the foundation and continue growing the fund.
“Members of the foundation board are moving forward with plans to support its mission of generating and distributing resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for the students of Palmyra R-I School District,” said the board in a news release.
“Brochures describing the Foundation were distributed at the recent Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament and are also available at several downtown business locations, including the Palmyra Spectator.”
The board’s next step is building the Palmyra School Foundation is to create an endowment fund.
“This will provide resources to teachers to expand and enhance learning as well as scholarships,” the board said. “Individuals and groups in the community are being challenged to donate to help grow the endowment fund.
The two newest donations are examples of that goal.
One donation will be awarded to a PHS graduate who will be studying engineering or economics at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
The other donation will be directed to support one, maybe two, teacher grant proposals in the current 2021-2022 academic year, for improving student learning experiences in the Palmyra R-I School District.
The Palmyra School Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity and donations of any size will qualify as “charitable donations.”
A link to the Foundation can be found on Palmyra R-I’s website, palmyra.k12.mo.us and then clicking the link titled Palmyra School Foundation.
Instructions for donations are on that site as well as in the foundation’s brochure.
Those who make a donation of $1,000, or more, will be recognized as a member of the “Palmyra Foundation Family,” unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous.
“Donations of any amount will, however, always be greatly appreciated and acknowledged,” the board said in the news release.