The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Grant Committee awarded $4,400 for requests submitted by faculty and staff for the March 1 deadline. Grants were awarded in all four schools for exercise equipment, an attendance intervention program, after school enrichment programs and workshops, a distance learning lab and a Griffis Park sponsored plasma cutting program. The grants are fully funded by generous alumni donations, an annual golf outing and other fund raisers. Grants are awarded for programs that are not funded by the school budget and are selected based on the most students that will be positively affected. The Grant Committee awarded $10,000 in grants for the 2015-16 school year and over $75,000 in the last 12 years.
Additional grants were awarded through the school district’s Appeal Fund. Requests typically over $1,000 and that are unable to be funded through the Alumni Foundation are considered. The Appeal Committee recently awarded $5,490 for upgrades in sports equipment, leveled chapter books as well as two music grants which were awarded through the Dedicated Seats fund. The Dedicated Seats Fund was established to specifically help fund the arts in the school district. Alumni and parents can purchase a plaque to be placed on one of the seats in the high school auditorium. The Appeal Fund is supported through generous donations from local Amherst businesses, alumni, parents, and the Show Us Your Stripes fundraising event.
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