The Mission of the Worthington School District Educational Foundation, a community-wide tax-exempt 501 © (3) organization, is to identify, fund, and support projects that enrich learning experiences for the students of Worthington Schools.
The Worthington Educational Foundation was formed on May 4, 1988 by a group of community leaders dedicated to making the educational experience of our children something extraordinary. Their goal was to make funds available for educational projects that went beyond the basic curriculum and would not otherwise be funded with tax dollars.
Over its nearly 25 year history, the Foundation has raised over $405,000 in contributions and awarded over 400 grants totaling over $310,000 to Worthington teachers and staff to fund exciting and innovative educational projects for our students. These projects range across all schools, grade levels and subject areas.
The Foundation has embarked upon a new model of fundraising that centers on our annual fundraising gala held at the newly renovated Shops at Worthington Place. The first ‘Evening in Support of Excellence’ raised over $30,000, and we are looking for even greater success this year. The funds we raise are invested back into our schools through our grants (see Grants page). In 2011-2012, WEF approved approximately $30,000 in grants.
We hope you will assist the Foundation in its ongoing mission to support Worthington Schools and help our community continue to be an exceptional place to live, learn and work. To donate to the Foundation, click here – thank you for your support!