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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the mission of the Foundation?
A: The Glendale - River Hills School District Foundation is a non-profit,tax-exempt, volunteer organization formed by friends and supporters of the School District. The Foundation's primary functions are to raise and channel charitable contributions from a variety of sources to the school District for initiatives that measurably enhance and supplement the educational experience of students in the District.

Q: I pay thousands in property taxes. Why should I give more to the schools?
A: Property taxes are a relatively fixed source of revenue for the district, but not its only source. At best, they provide sufficient funds to allow the district to meet its minimum obligations to the public. The Foundation is one of several alternate sources of funding and resources that help the district provide a superior and more well-rounded educational experience.

Q: I already give to the PTO. Why should I give to the Foundation?
A: The missions of the PTO and Foundation are different. The PTO provides networking opportunities for parents and teachers, and supports many general, tactical projects. The Foundation supports targeted funding and long-term School District initiatives, like the renovation of the GlenHills Science Lab and the new piano lab.

Q: How do I know how the money will be spent?
A: Foundation meetings are open to the public and requests for funding are evaluated by a grant allocation committee. Requests for funding must be sponsored by a teacher or administrator currently employed in the school district. The Foundation encourages parents and other stakeholders to become involved in researching, developing and proposing educational initiatives.

Q: What is the relationship between the Foundation and the School District?
A:
TheFoundation's governing body is comprised of volunteer trustees representing school business partners, city government, city government and the community at large who share a commitment to excellence in education. While the Foundation works in partnership with SchoolDistrict elected representatives, school administrators, teachers and others, it is a wholly independent organization that appoints its own trustees, determines rules and procedures, and chooses which initiatives to support.

Q: Who administers the Foundation funds?
A:
The Foundation Board of Trustees.

Q: What is the Foundation's financial goal?
A: Financial goals are determined annually and supported by three main fundraising events: Fall Walk/Run Event, Almost Spring Fling, and theAnnual Campaign. The financial goals are periodically reviewed and adjusted as necessary.

Q: Are contributions tax-deductible?

A: The Foundation is a public, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)organization established to serve as a conduit to channel charitable contributions from the community to the GRH School District.

Q: How are the Foundation board members selected?
A:
 Foundation trustees are members of the community and local businesses. Persons interested in becoming a Board member are invited to complete an application. The application is then reviewed by the Board and the applicant is interviewed. The Board then votes on the approval. ElectedTrustees serve a three-year term.