Educational Institutions

Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation

  • Champaign, IL
  • www.CUSchoolsFoundation.org

Mission Statement

CUSF Mission Statement:
The mission of the CU Schools Foundation is to build a stronger community by developing and supporting innovative programs to make all CU public school students college/career ready.

Main Programs

  1. It's My I.D.E.A. Grants
  2. SOS Fund
  3. Scholarships
  4. CUScholars
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

The CUSF supports the public schools in the Illinois School Districts Units 4 and Unit 116.  The Geographic Area includes the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Bondville and rural areas to the north, south, east and west.

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Roxann Bossenbroek

Keywords

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donations, support, CUSF, educators, education, Champaign, Urbana, Public Schools, Foundation, grants, teachers, children, programs, charitable giving,

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Also Known As

CUSF

EIN

37-1273798

 Number

5929451575

Physical Address

3358 Big Pine Trail, Suite C

Champaign, IL 61822

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation makes a difference in the opportunities that our children can have in the classrooms of our public schools through several programs supported by community donations. These opportunities enhance learning, support our educators and provide a positive view of our schools.

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

It's My I.D.E.A. Grants

Up to $500 per teacher per year on a competitive basis.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

SOS Fund

Through the schools, CUSF is providing emergency relief to our homeless public school children on an as needed basis.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$13,000.00

Program 3

Scholarships

CUSF has several scholarships for band camps, graduating seniors and teachers.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

CUScholars

The CUScholars Program is an initiative to address the preparation of our high school graduates for the increasing challenges of a competitive, global workplace. Our economy is demanding more of workers- more skill, a more flexible knowledge base, and, above all, a greater capacity to learn.  The CUScholars Program will provide our community with prepared and informed high school graduates ready to move forward in college and/or the market place.
The mission of the CUScholars Program is to RECRUIT, RETAIN, and CELEBRATE our Unit 4 and Unit 116 6th-12th grade public school students who choose to participate in the program by completing established benchmarks of excellence preparing them for success in a global society.
CUScholars who successfully complete the Course of Study, the required volunteer service, the required summer activities and have maintained a 95% attendance rate or better will be honored at a Scholarship Banquet, showcased in the local newspaper and on the web and become a member of the CUScholars Honor Roll.  They may also qualify for letters of recommendation for post-secondary programs. Once the CUScholars Scholarship Program is established, they may also qualify for a scholarship towards post-high school educational expenses.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

The CUSF supports the public schools in the Illinois School Districts Units 4 and Unit 116.  The Geographic Area includes the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Bondville and rural areas to the north, south, east and west.

Funding Needs

CUSF continues to turn down applications for grant support from our teaching faculty and support professionals.  We also are fighting an aging infrastructure in both of our school districts and need to support the increased demand for technology as a teaching tool.  The CUScholars Program will provide additional educational opportunities to all of our high schools students and will eventually offer a scholarship to CUScholars Graduates.  There are many ways individuals can help the children of our pubic schools.

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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Roxann Bossenbroek

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We are currently seeking to enhance
our services to the public K – 12 schools to continue in our effort to support
the public schools in both of our local districts through knowledge of district
funding priorities and special projects. As we grow, we will provide opportunities for the community to be more
involved in supporting excellent public education through planned giving, major
gifting, endowment opportunities and federal, state and private foundation
grants."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Barbara Mann

Office of the State's Attorney

Term: July 2013 - June 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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