Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation

Enhancing educational opportunities since 2009

aka Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation   |   Hagerstown, MD   |  http://wcpseducationfoundation.org/

Mission

The Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation enhances education for all students by securing resources to support innovative teaching and learning.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Caren Cramer

Main address

10435 Downsville Pike

Hagerstown, MD 21740 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

26-4370163

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Register now

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Innovative Grants

WCPS Education Foundation has awarded more than $130,000 in Innovative Grants since 2009. Teachers who have an idea for a creative classroom project that supports innovative teaching and learning are encouraged to apply. The application period opens in December/January with awards distributed in May.

Population(s) Served

GLOW is a financial literacy and college financial planning curriculum. Along with the support of local mentors, the curriculum helps students overcome the challenges of financial literacy and funding, empowering them to apply to, attend, and graduate from college and reach their greatest potential.

Population(s) Served

The FAFSA Frenzy has been helping Washington County seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) since 2014. The event has helped more than 570 students receive free assistance in completing the FAFSA and understand the Financial Aid process. Support is provided by Financial Aid professionals and community members to help students qualify for Federal and State Aid.

Population(s) Served

The WCPS Education Foundation Board of Directors voted during the June 2018 Board Retreat to add a pilot program that supports the WCPS initiative to enhance literacy in the classroom.

Lura Hanks, WCPS Supervisor for English Language Arts and Social Studies, explained during a committee meeting that many students come to school with limited experiences in literate environments and lacking exposure to books and phonological awareness (knowledge of sounds). These students have shown dramatic results by early intervention!

WCPS Education Foundation Board Members, Laura Barnes & Eric Meredith, are up for the challenge and agreed to pilot the program at each of their elementary schools for the 2018-19 school year. Executive Director, Christina Williams, has been working with the team to establish the program, recruit volunteers, schedule trainings and lead the foundation in making this program a success.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2017

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

National School Foundation Association - Member 2017

National School Foundation Association - Member 2018

Financials

Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matthew Hess

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No