|What is the purpose of the
Education Together Foundation?
The foundation exists to
enhance educational opportunities for residents in the Junction City
School District. It does this by providing funds through private
contributions from both individuals and companies.
How long has the Foundation been in existence?
The Foundation was created in 1987.
Is the Foundation part of the School
No, the Foundation
is a private corporation. Although it is associated with the public school
district, it is separate from it.
Where do your funds come from?
include activities for contributions from residents in the Junction City
School District, businesses and corporations, High School alumni, school
district staff, and from other foundations.
How are the funds made available?
Committee receives applications for grants and scholarships and select the
recipients. Scholarships and grants are issued annually in May.
Who can receive scholarships and grants?
All Junction City
School District residents and Junction City School District employees who
meet the criteria for the various scholarships and grants are eligible to
Who operates the Foundation?
The Foundation is
operated by a Board of Directors. Persons serving on the Board do so as
volunteers and are not reimbursed for their work. There are up to 15
What officer positions serve on the Board?
The Board is led
by a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. Other Board
positions include committee chairmanships.
What Board Committees exist?
Committees include: Finance/Budget, Fund-Raising, Nominating, Public
Information, Scholarship Allocations, Alumni, Endowments, Grants, and News
Media, Marketing and Web Site.
How long are board positions terms?
The term for a
Board position is 3 years. Committee chairmanships and memberships are 1
year terms. Board officers serve for one year. Re-election is acceptable
to all terms.
How often do the Board and Committees
The board meets once a month September
through June on the evening of the second Thursday of the month. The
Committees meet as necessary
What is the annual timeline for the
Some fund-raising activities are
on-going; applying for grants from other foundations is an example.
However, the major fund drive is scheduled at this time for February and
March. Grants are issued annually in May after applications are processed
Does the Foundation have paid staff?
No. The Foundation is a private
corporation; and, although it is associated with the public school
district, it is separate from it. The Foundation does have one part-time
How can I donate to the Foundation?
Board members are available to answer your questions and assist you
in sitting up a fund that is in keeping with your personal wishes or
corporate objectives. Contact the foundationís Endowment Fund chairman,
Harley Hagen, 541-998-8606 to arrange a personal visit to your home or place
How can I apply for a scholarship?
First, take a look at the current
scholarships available. Then just go to our
download page, print out the application,
and mail it to us.