Firelands Endowment Seeking New Trustee

The Firelands Schools Endowment Board is looking for a trustee to fill an open position.

Since 1991, the Endowment Fund has provided scholarships and grants totaling over $540,000 to enhance the educational process provided by the Firelands Schools. Contributions to the Endowment Fund are permanently invested, and only the interest is available for disbursement each year.

Trustees are responsible for determining how these monies are awarded to students in the form of scholarships or teachers/staff in the form of grants. Trustees are also looking for ways to increase the Endowment Fund through donations and gifts.

The Endowment Board have been quietly making a difference. Won’t you join us?

If you are interested in being a part of this board, please complete the attached application and return it to the Firelands Board of Education Office, 112 N. Lake St., South Amherst, OH  44001.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, you may:

       Contact the Firelands Board of Education @ 440-965-5821 or email  The Firelands Endowment Committee or Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent.
           
 
  Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent

 

 The Trustee Application can be found HERE!

 
Thank you!

 

 
2017 FEC Scholarship Opportunities
 Scholarship & Type
 
  Value
 
 Milad & Fanny Abraham
  General
 5 @ $ 2,000
 Susan Beecheler
  Teaching
 1 @ $ 1,000
 Debbie Cook Fine Arts
  Fine Arts
 1 @ $    750
 Firelands Community
  South Amherst Rotary
   General
 4 @ $ 1,000
 Cameron Greene Memorial
  General
 1 @ $    750
 John Hostetler
  Medical or Agriculture
 1 @ $ 1,000
 Jim Solomon Memorial
  Sports/Science
 1 @ $ 1,000
 John & Ethel Lupe Memorial
  General 
 1 @  $ 1,000
 Bechtel Family Scholarship
  2nd Year college students only 
 1 @ $ 2,000
 
Applications are available in the Guidance Office or on-line or through a student's Naviance Account.
 
Deadlines for applications: February 17, 2017
The Firelands Endowment


The Firelands Endowment Fund is supported by the Community Foundation of Lorain County. The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that began in 1980 and is dedicated to making all of Lorain County a better place to live and work. The Foundation is governed by a 20 member Board of Directors who hire investment managers who pools all assets to increase investment diversification, thereby reducing costs. 
  
Locally, we have Endowment Trustee's who oversee the accounts managed for The Firelands Local School Districts. These dedicated individuals are able to award as much as 5.5% of the average market value of each account, annually. Earnings are reinvested into the principal to keep the funds growing for future needs. This support will be used to enhance non-required school programs and student scholarships. The Firelands Endowment Fund shall be used for the support and enhancement of Education within The Firelands Local School District.
 
For the 2016-2017 school year, the Firelands Endowment Trustees awared $ 25,880.00 to Firelands teachers. These grants were given to teachers so they could provide programs beyond the scope of normal school expenditures. 
 
Donations
Donations to the various accounts allows the Endowment Trustees to continue to support our programs and our students. Your contributions are necessary to keep this program growing and they are sincerely appreciated.
To choose a fund to donate to, please click:
You will be taken to the Community Foundation's website. Under keyword simply type Firelands Schools. You will see all of the different accounts that are set up to benefit a FLSD student or program.
Your donations are sincerely appreciated and will assist students for many years to come.
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Trustees
Ann Buchs, President 
Jerry Born, Vice President 
Dan Pycraft, Treasurer 
Kathy Whitmore, Secretary 
Barb Bechtel
Anne Callahan
Amy Hignett
Scott Northeim
Kristi Palmer
Tammy Schultz

Contact Information
Firelands Endowment

Superintendent FLSD
440-965-5821
Treasurer FLSD
440-965-5701
Friends
The Firelands Endowment Trustees would like to invite you to receive a quarly/biannual newsletter.
 
You can also use this link to submit questions or suggestins to the committe. A member will respond in a timely manner.
 
Click Friends to access the form. 
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