SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga City Schools Foundation reaches the milestone this year of celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Founded in August 1988 by Dr. Joe Morton, who was superintendent of Sylacauga City Schools at that time, and a group of education-focused community leaders, the Foundation was one of the first K-12 school foundations in Alabama and the nation.
Total contributions have exceeded $1.9 million, with the interest from these contributions funding more than 1,100 grants over the last 30 years.
Foundation grants fund additional resources to support classroom learning, including chrome books, computers, iPads, Smart Boards, Fine Arts, reading initiatives, math and science programs, physical education equipment, band upgrades, and Spanish-teaching materials, to name a few.
The Foundation has awarded 50 Foundation Chairs in honor or memory of individuals and businesses who have contributed $25,000.
The Foundation will focus this year on its 30th Anniversary community campaign called “30 for 30.” Please see the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation website and Facebook page for information on how to become a partner in this effort to benefit the students of Sylacauga City Schools.