Since 1993, the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation has granted over $800,000 in scholarships, instructional excellence grants, and donor-advised grants. The purpose of the annual giving campaign is to provide funding that enhances academic offerings for all students at Carrollton City Schools. Through Golden Giving, donors can make lasting contributions that provide innovative learning and instructional opportunities for students and teachers.
Golden Giving Circles
The annual giving campaign of the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation is a monthly recurring giving program supporting the foundation's general fund. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a substantial difference in the life of a child. Current program areas supported by this annual giving program include:
Instructional Excellence Grants
Each year the Foundation awards Instructional Excellence Grants to teachers for unique and innovative programs that support teaching and learning in Carrollton City Schools.Past funding includes innovative programs such as virtual reality classroom technology,performing art programs, STEM classroom materials for hydroponic gardening,earthquake exploration and innovative learning opportunities for women exploring engineering careers.
The foundation recently launched a program area that supports field trip enrichment experiences for students providing unique opportunities to discover the world. Experiences may range from cultural opportunities in the arts to language immersion experiences for high school students. In 2019, the first enrichment experience provided all second graders at Carrollton Elementary School the opportunity to see the Atlanta Symphony perform in Atlanta, Georgia.
Through the Carrollton City Schools Golden Ambassador Giving Campaign, school employees can give as little as $1 per pay period to help fund programs benefiting our students and teachers. This campaign is a partnership between teachers, administrators, staff and the foundation to bring transformative education to our students and classrooms. Each year, fifty percent of funds received from employees are awarded to teachers and classrooms through Instructional Excellence Grants. These grants are made through an application process and selection committee comprised of community leaders, volunteers, teachers and school leadership.
Instructional Excellence Grants
Each year the foundation awards Instructional Excellence Grants to teachers for unique and innovative programs that support teaching and learning in Carrollton City Schools. Past funding includes programs such as virtual reality classroom technology, Broadway musical productions for performing arts, STEM classroom materials for hydroponic gardening, earthquake exploration and innovative learning opportunities for women exploring careers in engineering. Through the Golden Ambassador Giving, funding for grants such as these will expand, providing even more opportunities for students and teachers.
Planned Giving offers you the opportunity to support Carrollton City Schools by leaving a gift to education through an endowed fund or including the foundation in your estate plan. By creating a gift in this way, you are leaving a lasting legacy for students and the community, allowing the foundation to honor your support today, tomorrow and in the future. Several ways in which planned giving can be accomplished include:
Gifting appreciated stock is a great way to support the foundation while enjoying increased tax advantages. Gifting appreciated stock is one of the most effective means of tax savings available.
An endowment is a fund that provides an annual income or a tailored stream of payments to support programs, projects, or initiatives of particular interest to you and your family.
A bequest in your will or trust agreement commits a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the residue of your estate to a charitable purpose such as public education. It’s never too early to establish a bequest as your lasting legacy.
Gift of Life Insurance
With a gift of life insurance, you can create a large endowment even if you don’t currently have the funds to do so. You can either name the foundation as the beneficiary of the policy or use the policy to replace the amount of another donation.