Foundation raising funds for Madison Schools
The Madison County Schools Education Foundation, Inc. (MCSEF) has officially announced its plans to raise funds to invest in the schools, students and teachers within Madison County Schools. The foundation’s first initiative is a scholarship program to award a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the Madison County Schools attendance zones.
Three years ago, MCSEF’s seven founding board members started meeting to determine the organization’s mission and goals. During that time, the group began the process of establishing a nonprofit to help provide additional financial support for the school district. However, these efforts were temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January of 2022, MCSEF attained its 501(c)(3) status, and ever since, the foundation has been making contacts within the local business community
“Once we received our nonprofit designation, we knew we wanted to hit the ground running,” said Gaye Broyles, MCSEF president. “We set an ambitious goal to raise at least $10,000 right away to fund a scholarship program. We’re really excited about this opportunity to give back to students from the class of 2022.”
In addition to the scholarship, MCSEF has other goals in mind, which include promoting the accomplishments of Madison County Schools faculty, staff and students; providing mini-grants to teachers to foster innovation and creativity; forging relationships with local businesses and the community; advocating for excellence on behalf of the district; and identifying and funding programs that will benefit Madison County Schools students.
“We understand the importance of making an investment in our public schools,” said Broyles. “We encourage our Madison County business and community leaders to make a tax-deductible donation to the foundation – no matter how big or small – to help make a difference in the lives of our students. After all, education is the backbone of our community.”