Circle Foundation

2nd Annual Circle Foundation
Ralph Shaw Memorial Golf Tournament
Registration Form 2013

Circle District Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501©3 tax-exempt corporation. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible.

     The Foundation was created in 1999 for the purpose of providing private funding for the Circle School District. Donations to the Circle District Educational Foundation are invested in the foundation’s General Endowment Fund which will provide continuous income for academic excellence in the future. Some of these dollars are used to fund the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program.

General Endowment Fund

     The Circle District Foundation encourages patrons and friends of USD 375 to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation’s General Endowment Fund. Individuals or group contributions of $2,000 or more in a three year period qualify for naming and specifying a new “special” endowment fund.

     By making a gift to an established fund, or by creating a new one, you can:

  • Enrich a specific area of curriculum
  • Encourage creative efforts
  • Enhance classroom projects
  • Provide library resources


  • Support faculty development
  • Purchase equipment
  • Recognize student achievements

     Persons interested in planned giving should consider memorial gifts, tributes, trusts, or making provisions in their wills. Gifts of stocks, bonds, real estate, and other appreciated assets are also accepted by the Foundation.


Teacher Grant Program

     Circle District Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors has established a Teacher Grant Program to enhance the instruction and learning for the children in USD 375. Grants are awarded annually for projects which emphasize new approaches to teaching and for innovative programs which stimulate thought and expand existing curriculum. Examples of grant applications which have received funding include:

  • Parent Reading Nights
  • Math Manipulatives
  • Science Equipment
  • Anti-Bully Program
  • Environmental Activities

     Teachers may write grants for a wide range of options including, but not limited to, materials for a unit, stipends for visiting instructors, field trips, equipment, academic fairs, and supplemental instruction supplies. All grants are anonymously screened by the Foundation’s Board.


     The Circle District Educational Foundation supports the mission of the Circle Public School –

The Vision and Purpose of Circle USD 375, in partnership with our communities, is to educate each student to be an engaged, knowledgeable citizen and responsible, productive worker in the 21st Century.


     All patrons and friends of USD 375 are encouraged to make tax-deductible donations to the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program and/or General Endowment Fund.

Supporting Bright Futures for Our Children

Yes, I would like to underwrite excellence in USD 375 through my tax deductible contribution!

Name _________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

City State Zip __________________________________________

Phone _________________________________________________

I would like my donation to go to the following school(s):

            $__________     Circle High School

            $__________     Circle Middle School

            $__________     Circle Benton Elementary School

            $__________     Circle Greenwich Elementary School

            $__________     Circle Oil Hill Elementary School

            $__________     Circle Towanda Elementary School

            $__________     Foundation General Endowment Fund

            $__________     Teacher Grant Fund

     Gifts will be split 50/50 between the Teacher Grant Program and General Endowment Fund unless otherwise designated above. Make checks payable to:

           Circle District Educational Foundation

           901 Main P O Box 9

           Towanda, KS  67144

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