FROM THE PRESIDENT

As the “30 for 30 Campaign” donation drive comes to an end, the significance of the 30 years of existence for the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation is still viable. Our mission continues to be one where we seek to enrich the quality of education for students by providing financial support to classroom teachers and programs. The 4 goals of our strategic plan guide our effort: To reach a total of $2 million in the endowment, to manage the assets so as to achieve the maximum return on investments, to award grants that have the maximum impact on student achievement, and to have a diverse board of community leaders. By using the interest earned from our careful investments, we have been able to award over $1.2 million in grants during our existence.

The success of the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation would not be possible without the continued partnership of our supporters. We invite you to join us with your financial support. Together we can make a difference for the children of Sylacauga.

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Lynn Hodges

President 2020-2022

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On behalf of the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation, thank you for your support – past, present and future.


This Foundation makes great things happen from pre-kindergarten through graduation. By partnering with us, you become an investor in the future of our students. Sylacauga City Schools Foundation works to enhance the school system as a whole by providing the opportunity for teachers to receive supplemental funding through grant requests.

 

Grants from the Foundation inspire, ensure, and enhance the outstanding learning experience Sylacauga students consistently receive. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in the areas of technology, fine arts, literacy, math, reading, STEM, and library enhancements which has affected more than 357,000 students. This is amazing, and all families and teachers should be grateful to those who had the foresight to establish the Foundation in 1988, making it the first in the state of Alabama for K-12 education. Throughout these years children and now grandchildren have benefitted.

 

The current endowment of over $1.7 million is a substantial base, but unfortunately not enough to fully fund the school system’s growing needs. Your partnership with the Foundation is crucial to its continued ability to supplement Sylacauga City Schools. Donations must continue; pledges must be made; and the corpus of the endowment must continue to grow. Sylacauga is an outstanding community because of its residents, its leadership, and its school system. Partner with us; invest with us. You will see the daily impact your gift has for decades to come.


 

Carol Sprayberry, M.Ed., NBCT
Executive Director

MISSION

The mission of the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation is to enrich the quality of education for students by providing financial support to classroom teachers and programs.

VISION

  • Raise money to be added to the endowment

  • Manage the endowment to maximize return consistent with appropriate safety of investments

  • From available funds, make grants to maximize impact

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Michele Eller
Dr. Michele Eller

Superintendent Ex-Officio Member

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Mrs. Lynn Hodges
Mrs. Lynn Hodges

President

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Mr. John Parrish
Mr. John Parrish

Vice President, Fundraising/Public Awareness Committee Chair

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Mrs. Jane Vaughn
Mrs. Jane Vaughn

Immediate Past President

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Mr. T. W. Smithwick, Jr.
Mr. T. W. Smithwick, Jr.

Secretary

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Mrs. Amanda Thomas
Mrs. Amanda Thomas

Treasurer

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Dr. Joe Morton
Dr. Joe Morton

Founder, Finance/Investments Committee Chair

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Mrs. Priscilla Cleveland
Mrs. Priscilla Cleveland

Grants Committee Chair

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Mr. Greg Atkinson
Mr. Greg Atkinson
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Mr. Ryan Coleman
Mr. Ryan Coleman
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Mrs. Molly Currie
Mrs. Molly Currie
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Dr. Clay Davis
Dr. Clay Davis
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Mr. Tripp Dickson
Mr. Tripp Dickson
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Mr. Jerry Fielding
Mr. Jerry Fielding
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Mrs. Candice Friday
Mrs. Candice Friday
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Mrs. Suzy McCollough
Mrs. Suzy McCollough
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Mr. Lee Perryman
Mr. Lee Perryman
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Mrs. Amy Price
Mrs. Amy Price
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Mrs. Renee Riggins
Mrs. Renee Riggins
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Mrs. Kathleen Robinson
Mrs. Kathleen Robinson
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Mr. Steve Sprayberry
Mr. Steve Sprayberry
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Mrs. Laura Strickland
Mrs. Laura Strickland
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Mr. Anthony Williams
Mr. Anthony Williams
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STAFF

Mrs. Carol Sprayberry
Mrs. Carol Sprayberry

Executive Director

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