South Side Area Education Foundation
The South Side Area School District Education Foundation is a non-profit group founded in 2015 and dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students at SSASD.
The purpose of the South Side Educational Foundation is to solicit, manage, and distribute supplemental funds for educational purposes in program areas that may not be funded by the District. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter current sources of revenue. As a 503-c the South Side Education Foundation can accept donations from individuals, corporations, and other foundations to fund educational programs, scholarships, and other projects that are in alignment with the school district's strategic plan (these donations are tax deductible). All donations will directly be used to benefit students.
What can you do?
The Foundation is always looking for those who are willing to provide financial support. Please consider providing tax-deductible donations, or memorial gifts. The Foundation is also always looking for volunteers. Whether you just have one idea you want to share or can provide more sustained assistance, the Foundation is excited for any help in our mission to provide opportunities to students.
How can I donate?
Our donations will be separated into three categories that allow us to focus funds in ways that will address the needs of all students. These categories are:
1. Student Enrichment Fund- This fund will be used to provide opportunities for students to extend beyond the classroom. These would include arts and cultural events, student competitions, scholarships and other educational extension activities.
2. Classroom Mini-Grant Fund- This fund will be used to provide classroom teachers with supplemental materials and resources that they will use to directly impact classroom learning beyond the scope of normal education funding. These would include speakers, special project materials, and other additional resources.
3. General Education Fund- This fund will be used to support the Foundation's mission of enriching student learning opportunities. These funds are used on a case by case basis as approved by the Foundation's Board.
In the comments area of your donation please indicate where you would like 50% of your donation to go. The remainder will automatically go to the General Education Fund to be used at the discretion of the Foundation. The students and families of South Side thank you in advance for your contribution.
If you have questions, ideas, or comments, we absolutely want to hear from you. Please call or email and the Foundation will get back to you as soon as possible.
(724) 573-9581 Ext 3104