Endowment gives $16K more to Oberlin’s schools

Staff Report

For the third year, the Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund held a fall bonus grant cycle.

After awarding nearly $27,000 in grants to help fund 21 programs in the spring, it was able to award more than $16,000 this fall to help fund an additional seven programs.

Programs were spread through all the Oberlin City Schools:

• A new Eastwood Elementary program, “Technology Giving Each Child a Voice,” allows nonverbal and minimally verbal students the opportunity to fully participate in the classroom by giving them a voice.

• “Breezin’ Through Music and Composition” will be used at Prospect Elementary to give students the chance for individual and differentiated instruction in music theory and composition.

• Project HYPE will provide sensory resources as well as flexible seating options for Langston Middle School students so that all are able to take part equally in general education classes.

• The Oberlin High School photography and yearbook clubs were granted funds to help purchase additional equipment so students can develop photographic skills and capture their many school memories.

The Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund is in its 30th year and has awarded more than $610,000 to help pay for equipment, field trips, additional technology for classrooms, as well as a wide variety of special programs. None of this would be possible without generous donations.

The majority of the gifts received are modest but the impact is great. They are used locally with a direct impact on all students in the Oberlin City Schools

The Endowment is asking for gifts of $30 in honor of its 30th year.

Send donations to the Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund, 153 North Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074 or via www.peoplewhocare.org (select “Donate to a fund” and search “Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund”).

Staff Report