Educational Institutions

Homewood City Schools Foundation Inc

  • Homewood, AL
  • www.homewoodcityschoolsfoundation.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Foundation is to raise and allocate funds in order to create innovative educational opportunities and support existing programs in the schools; enhance the curriculum of the Homewood City Schools through private funds; encourage excellence in both teachers and students by supporting creative teaching and academic achievements; and to foster cultural enrichment by support of the arts and humanities within the schools.

Main Programs

  1. Special Events
  2. Teacher Support
  3. Foundation Grants

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Alabama

Our foundation provides funding for programs and new technology at all five schools in the Homewood City Schools system in Homewood, Alabama.

ruling year

1995

Director since 2012

Self-reported

Mrs. Amy McRae

Keywords

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Fundraising, Education

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EIN

63-1132466

 Number

0839181136

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

Special Events

FUNDS WERE USED TO PAY FOR A STUDENT SHOWCASE, A PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTING SPECIAL PROJECTS AND EVENTS.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

737.00

Program 2

Teacher Support

THE FOUNDATION PAYS FOR NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION AND FOR CERTAIN FEES FOR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

9183.00

Program 3

Foundation Grants

GRANTS WERE MADE TO ALL SCHOOLS WITHIN THE HOMEWOOD CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM WHICH WERE USED TO PAY FOR INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM PROJECTS OR NEW TECHNOLOGY.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

38780.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Alabama

Our foundation provides funding for programs and new technology at all five schools in the Homewood City Schools system in Homewood, Alabama.

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Operations

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Homewood City Schools Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Director

Mrs. Amy McRae

BIO

Mrs. McRae has experience in fundraising, event planning and media relations in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.  As development director of the Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, she wrote grants, managed corporate sponsorships and planned fundraising events.  While at Parisian, Inc., she implemented the "You're Somebody Special" award that donated over $75,000 each year to non-profits in each of Parisian's markets.  She is a freelance writer and has served in multiple positions in her children's schools.

STATEMENT FROM THE Director

"Thanks for considering the Homewood City Schools Foundation. For the past twenty years, we have been working with parents, teachers, business leaders and friends to ensure that Homewood students have the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond. From a new Makerspace at Shades Cahaba Elementary to the Seed-to-Plate camp at Homewood Middle School, the Foundation helps to fund programs that are encouraging students to reach their unique potential.

We appreciate your support!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Trent Ponder

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Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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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