Here’s How You Can Help

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Volunteer to help with our programs.

Volunteer your services as a Hilliard Education Foundation Trustee. The Board of Trustees is comprised of 18 community members and six non-voting representatives from Hilliard City Schools and the Board of Education.

Board service is strictly volunteer and requires active involvement in fundraising activities, committees, school PTOs, and event coordination and participation.  Board members serve a minimum three-year term and are eligible to serve additional terms.

If you are interested in learning more about the volunteering, please send us a message at info@hilliardeducationfoundation.org.

Provide your financial support

The Hilliard Education Foundation supports and enhances the education of all Hilliard City Schools students, by soliciting, managing, and distributing funds for educational purposes and activities which may not otherwise be funded.

 Donations are encouraged from individuals, corporations, estates, memorials, private foundations and fundraising activities. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter the use of tax revenues to the District.

Donate to Friends of the Foundation Fund

Funds contributed to the Friends of the Foundation Fund are distributed annually to district teachers and staff through the HEF Annual Grants Program that provides funding for creative classroom projects and innovative district initiatives that are beyond the scope of the district’s annual budgets.

Unrestricted funds are distributed in alignment with strategic priorities of Hilliard City Schools and the Hilliard Education Foundation. Restricted or designated funds are managed and distributed in accordance with the donors specific intentions.

These grants directly impact the educational achievement of all students, and demonstrate community appreciation for the economic and quality-of-life benefits of a strong and vibrant public school system.

For the fifth year in a row, Hilliard City Schools has received an “Excellent with Distinction” rating from the State of Ohio Department of Education and, in 2013, was ranked #1 in the state for the value added to our students’ education.

Donate to Hilliard City Schools Innovation Fund

In 2012, the Hilliard Education Foundation established Hilliard City Schools Innovation Fund to begin to set aside funds specifically to help support the development costs and ongoing programming of the McVey Innovative Learning Center.  The Foundation raised close to $50,000 to support the professional development of the Center’s teachers and staff, fund some of its startup technology, and support the development of a District history wall.

The Learning Center is designed to provide innovative educational opportunities for students of all needs, providing tutoring for at-risk or challenged students and enrichment programs for the district’s talented and gifted students.

To learn more about the Innovation Learning Center visit www.hilliardschools.org/ilc/.

The district’s goal for the 2013-2014 school year, the Innovative Learning Center’s was to have 400 to 500 students register for the Center’s inaugural programs — over 800 students currently use the facility.

With such an overwhelming demand, we raised the bar substantially with a 2013 target of $200,000 in pledges to help fund the additional technology needs, program development and implementation support, continued technology training for the staff, and the infrastructure to handle the additional students.

To help reach this goal we are reaching out to national and local businesses, foundations, alumni and the residents of the community to join us as founding members of the Hilliard City Schools Innovation Fund. With a personal pledge of $1,000 or more, or a corporate pledge of $2,500 or more, during the 2013-2014 school year, you and/or your organization can become part of this elite group.

Members receive periodic communications highlighting the impact of their investment on student achievement and successes throughout the district. In addition, members are invited to an annual appreciation event where they are introduced to the beneficiaries of these important investments—Hilliard’s brightest students and most innovative faculty.

To donate or pledge your support as a Founding Member of the Hilliard City Schools Innovation Fund click here.

Donate to Hilliard Davidson, Hilliard Darby, and Hilliard Bradley Leadership Societies

Funds contributed to the Leadership Societies directly impact the educational achievement of our high school students. The principals of each school use the funds to begin or sustain crucial and innovative programs that might otherwise not be funded. Key priorities include programs such as a virtual high school academy, technologies to support revised social studies programming, foreign language enrichment activities, and digital music labs. 

Funds contributed are distributed annually to ensure that strategically important priorities move forward, even as general fund revenues decrease.

You are invited to become a member of a select group of alumni, parents, and friends who share a strong connection with one of our District high schools. Leadership Society members will receive periodic updates on their investment in their schools innovative

To learn more about becoming a member, please inquire here.

Give through AmazonSmile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Hilliard Education Foundation when you select us as your charity of choice.  To sign up for AmazonSmile and designate HEF as your charity, click here.

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