Vision & Purpose
The Circle District Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501©3 tax-exempt corporation. The Foundation was created in 1999 for the purpose of providing private funding for the Circle School District. Donations to the 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. The Circle 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, responsible and productive citizen in the 21st Century.
Each year the Foundation hosts a golf tournament which enables the Foundation to award student scholarships. In June 2018, the tournament was sold out and the field was made up primarily of Circle alumni, parents, administration, faculty/staff, as well as many business partners.
Teacher Grant Program
The Foundation 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. Congratulations to the 2018-19 Grant Winners!
- Shawnda Wishart, Circle Middle School - Bal-A-Vis-X Update
- Traci Hutchinson, Circle Benton Elementary - Orff in the Classroom
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. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible. If you would like more information on donating, contact Richard Nibarger firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information regarding Circle Foundation, please contact the Circle Unified Office at 316-541-2577.