Educational Institutions

Chapel Hill Carrboro Public School Foundation

  • Carrboro, NC
  • www.publicschoolfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation is the only independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to mobilizing community support for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. We are fundraisers and grant makers. We believe that all students deserve the best possible education and that teachers are our most valuable resource.

PSF creates learning opportunities for students and teachers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

PSF is a local education fund that supports quality education by securing private funding for innovative projects that cannot be funded by local, state, or federal dollars. We also partner with organizations, civic groups, other nonprofits and businesses to support students and teachers.

Governed by a 25-member Board of Directors, PSF is the only independent, nonprofit organization that supports all of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Here is a sampling of PSF work in 2015-16:

*Awarded 32 Strowd Roses and Classroom and Student Enrichment grants to teacher teams or teacher/parent collaborative teams.

*Awarded 19 Achievers Fund grants for out-of-school learning and enrichment for 3,200 lower income and low/ borderline proficient K-12 students.

*Awarded 19 student scholarships for higher education.

*Selected 10 recipients for endowed teaching chairs and 47 other awards to teachers and staff who demonstrate outstanding performance.

*Awarded 11 scholarships for teachers pursuing initial certification and recertification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. National board certification is a self-initiated, rigorous certification standard beyond the required state certification. To date, PSF has awarded national board certification scholarships to 192 teachers.

*Awarded 7 International Teacher Travel Grants to support educational experiences in Thailand, Iceland, China, Guatemala and Cuba.
Funded 11 Professional Development Impact Grants to address high need areas for improvement at each school.

Partnered with the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club to provide free school supplies valued at over $30,000 to Grades 2-5 classroom teachers, all middle school teachers, CTE, AVID, Phoenix, Novice and self-contained classroom teachers, Hospital School and school social workers. Obtained funding for the project from the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club and the Staples Foundation for Learning.

*Hosted two Grant Writing Workshops to provide guidance on grants and funding resources to teachers and community members

*Managed $474,343 in restricted and pass-through funds for individual school or district programs, including Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate.

*Sponsored the 19th annual Walk for Education with 6,000 walkers raising over $103,940 in direct support and $125,164 in total support for schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Classroom Student Enrichment Grants(CSEGs)
  3. Achiever's Fund Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

PSF serves all 20 of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools within the school district. This area generally includes the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and a small portion of Orange county and a small portion of Durham County.

ruling year

2015

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Lynn Lehmann

Keywords

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education, school, scholarships,

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EIN

56-1421977

 Number

7162995238

Physical Address

750 S. Merritt Mill Rd.

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Also Known As

PSF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation's major programs include Student Enrichment Grants available to educators for classroom projects, and the Teachers First Initiative which serves to enhance and enrich the teaching experience and livelihood of our district's educators. We also hold an annual Walk for Education which raises money and support for our public schools.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Classroom Student Enrichment Grants(CSEGs)

Grants to support projects designed by teachers for implementation in their classrooms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Achiever's Fund Grants

Not available

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

PSF serves all 20 of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools within the school district. This area generally includes the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and a small portion of Orange county and a small portion of Durham County.

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CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO PUBLI C SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Chapel Hill Carrboro Public School Foundation

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Executive Director

Ms. Lynn Lehmann

BIO

Ms. Lehmann holds a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. For the past 15 months, she has worked as the PSF Program Manager, where she has managed and implemented several aspects of PSF grant programming and fundraising.

In addition, Ms. Lehmann is a long-time community and school leader, chairing numerous volunteer organizations within the CHCCS system. Among other volunteer roles, she served as PTA President and School Improvement Team Chair for multiple local schools. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Project Graduation of Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Inc., and she is a Past-President of the PSF Board of Directors.

“Lynn's extensive experience in grant-writing, marketing, event planning and fundraising make her ideal for the position," said Laura Baxley, Foundation President.

“Lynn brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Public School Foundation," Baxley added.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Laura Baxley

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