Educational Institutions

Danville Schools Education Foundation Inc

  • Danville, KY
  • http://www.danvilleschools.net/educationfoundation

Mission Statement

The Danville Schools Education Foundation, Inc.(DSEF), is a nonprofit organization established to assist the Danville Independent Schools and augment, supplement, or complement programs and activities provided by the School District. DSEF was established to provide an opportunity for the Danville community, businesses, residents, alumni and other Foundations/Corporate Sponsors to donate funds. As a non-profit, tax exempt organization, DSEF (See Attachment) one of the overall goals of the DSEF is to provide schools support for core content areas through enrichment programs, expanding arts and humanities and technology.

Main Programs

  1. 1. Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities
  2. 2. Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities
  3. 3. Linking Technology to Academic Success

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Service Areas

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Kentucky

Danville, Kentucky 40422Danville Independent Schools includes Jennie Rogers Elementary; Hogsett Elementary; Toliver Elementary; Bate Middle School and Danville High School

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Jean K Crowley

Co Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Yvonne Morley

Keywords

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Danville Schools; Danville Education Foundation; Dancing With the Danville STARS; STEAM; Experience Danville STEAM; Arts and Humanities; After school programs; Minority; technology; DSEF; Danville Independent Schools

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EIN

20-5409746

 Number

2491661914

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Uun)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The DSEF annual event "Dancing With the Danville STARS!" was a large success in the past year. In 2012-13 school year DSEF raised around $10,250 with the event. In November 2013 DSEF raised over $21,000 with the event! Over 400 people attended. The 2014 Dancing With the Danville STARS! was another success with raising almost $23,000. DSTDS will be held this year on November 14, 2015. The support from the community and DSEF Board members and school staff, parents and students was overwhelming! DSEF is continuing to support the following goals for the 2014-15 school year: 1. Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities K-12 All Danville Schools enjoy strong and growing commitment to providing learning opportunities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, speech forensics, band, and choir. 2. Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities K-12 Danville Schools can provide students with the opportunity to enjoy learning and expand their horizons beyond the classroom which provide enhanced opportunities for learning on weekends; providing youth leadership activities that encourage social and civic responsibility; providing tutoring, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities for students; developing activities that promote an appreciation of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds; and providing field trips to museums, cultural events, manufacturing plants, artist studios, and more. 3. Linking Technology to Academic Success K-12 Preparing our students for the future requires innovation and the ability to take advantage of technology in the classroom. Students of all ages are motivated by technology. The educational experience is greatly enhanced when students and teacher can utilize the Internet and have access to advanced technological systems. There is also the need to close the gap between students who have computer access in their homes and those who only experience this technology in the classroom. Community support can help Danville Schools provide all students with the same opportunities in technology.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

1. Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities

All Danville Schools enjoy strong and growing commitment to providing learning opportunities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, speech forensics, band, and choir. A major renovation of the Danville Schools Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center provides students with access to a state-of-the-art facility for school programs. DSEF provides various support to the classroom teacher and clubs. DSEF traditionally supports innovative programs with mini grants to classrooms, fieldtrip money, and support for after school programs such as forensics and art clubs.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Hispanics

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

2. Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities

With additional resources, Danville Schools can provide students with the opportunity to enjoy learning and expand their horizons beyond the classroom by: * Providing youth leadership activities that encourage social and civic responsibility.* Creating service learning projects that empower students as civic leaders who feel they can make a difference in their community.* Providing tutoring, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities for students who need support beyond that available at home or in school.* Developing activities that promote an appreciation of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.* Providing field trips to museums, cultural events, manufacturing plants, artist studios, and more.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

3. Linking Technology to Academic Success

Preparing our students for the future requires innovation and the ability to take advantage of technology in the classroom. Students of all ages are motivated by technology. The educational experience is greatly enhanced when students and teacher can utilize the Internet and have access to advanced technological systems. There is also the need to close the gap between students who have computer access in their homes and those who only experience this technology in the classroom. Community support can help Danville Schools provide all students with the same opportunities in technology.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

500,000

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Mission Statement: The Danville Schools EducationFoundation, Inc.(DSEF), is a nonprofit organization established to assist theDanville Independent Schools and augment, supplement, or complement programsand activities provided by the School District. DSEF was established to providean opportunity for the Danville community, businesses, residents, alumni andother Foundations/Corporate Sponsors to donate funds. As a non-profit, tax exemptorganization, DSEF one of the overall goals of the DSEF is toprovide schools support for core content areas through enrichment programs,expanding arts and humanities and technology.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    StrategicPlan: DSEF Directors will continue the following steps to maintainand keep the community aware and promote Danville Schools Education Foundationefforts: Plan a new membership drive to share info about the Danville Schools Education Foundation and invite prospective new members to join Offer National School Education Foundation Training at our district site Assign all members to a committee which will meet monthly to report back at the Board of Director Continue utilizing a data system to provide a data base of all donors and Alumni Continue to update website and Alumni Directory and Donor Login Receive 100% donation from all DSEF Board members Promote the Danville Schools Education Foundation through newspaper, radio and bulk mailing Continue to provide employee deduction in the Fall 2014 for all Danville employees Provide easy access for donor login on the Danville Schools webpage
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    DSEF has established and accomplished long term goals such as researching and purchasing a data base program for donors and Alumni; establish mini grant procedures for staff; developed ongoing new member recruitment plans; provided training through the NSEF association; and established a community wide/schoolwide annual fundraising event (Dancing With the Danville STARS!). These long term goals will be continued throughout the next several years and will be revised and refined according to the need. The school system is very generous in offering space to meet, secretarial assistance and director assistance however, the DSEF Board of Directors and President provide the leadership and manpower to accomplish the goals. With no staff employed and all being volunteers, DSEF is developing a strong srupport the community and within the school system .
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Indicators include the attendance of Board members; the amount of donations collected within the year; the number of donors in the database; number of volunteers and attendance to the annual event.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Successful progress has been accomplished by DSEF and is evident through the regular attendance of Board of Directors; establishing an annual event; doubling the donations from 2012 to 2014; increasing community awareness; involving the Danville School Alumni and serving on the Board of Directors; high attendance to the NSEF training hosted by Danville Schools, etc
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

Danville, Kentucky 40422Danville Independent Schools includes Jennie Rogers Elementary; Hogsett Elementary; Toliver Elementary; Bate Middle School and Danville High School

Funding Needs

Fundraising Plan: DSEF would like to double the amount of money raised with our Dancing With the Danville STARS! gala event! Our goal is to reach $40,000 this year. DSEF distributes 90% of the money raised directly to the classroom teachers/schools for projects to directly support student academic achievement. Our over all goal is to expand awareness of the Foundation and its mission to the community. The following is a breakdown of our overall goal costs: Main Objectives:Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities through providing $10,000 in teacher mini grants each year and $10,000 Heritage Area Strings Program. Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities-- Provide resources to classrooms, field trips and other needs.Linking Technology--DSEF dream is for every student to have their very own laptop and improve technology skills. More laptops, iPads, etc are needed so every student will have the same opportunities in the area of technology.Promoting Lifelong Learning through Scholarships.

Affiliations + Memberships

National School Foundation Association - Member

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Danville Schools Education Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jean K Crowley

Co Principal Officer

Yvonne Morley

BIO

Jean brings to the Board a wealth of information and support. Jean has been the Danville Board of Education Chair for several years and has been a supporter of the Danville Schools for many more years. She will be an asset to the DSEF Board.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"As an independent school district, Danville Schools serve students within city boundaries, many of which come from diverse backgrounds. These students can increase their understanding of diverse points of view and enhance their desire to interact with people of different backgrounds. With the help of concern citizens and community resources, Danville Schools can continue to provide and enhance the educational experiences of all our community's children and youth."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jean K Crowley

Parent/Community

Term: May 2015 - Aug 2017

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