What is the Oak Grove Foundation?
The Oak Grove Foundation supports all students! Through this non-profit 501(c)(3) for Oak Grove Elementary in DeKalb County, Georgia, each OGE student is able to receive an innovative and exceptional education in our public school setting. Please see our Annual Report for a complete list of our numerous investments in Oak Grove Elementary. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Why does Oak Grove Elementary need a foundation?
The Oak Grove community values a first rate public education. Enriching and elevating the educational experience at Oak Grove Elementary School has costs that are not covered by DeKalb County. The Foundation's work over the last decade has played a significant role in the success of the school, and we want to do even more!
Didn't I already give this school year? What is the difference between the Oak Grove Foundation and the PTA?
Oak Grove Foundation and the PTA work closely together to fund different items for our school. The PTA hosts the Give to Grover fundraising campaign during fall registration. The OGE Foundation hosts the Show Your Love Annual Fundraising Campaign for Education in February. Please view the Oak Grove Fundraising Plan to understand how we work to make Oak Grove a first rate school.
What kinds of things has the Foundation funded in the past year?
STEM Coordinator (who played a key role in the school gaining STEM certification in May 2018!) ▪ Literacy Specialist ▪ STEM Outdoor Garden and Teacher Resource Center ▪ Teacher Trainings (grants for teachers to bring innovative programs to our kids' classrooms) ▪ 30 new laptops and educational software ▪ Technology including 3D printing and robotics ▪ Incentives to reward and retain top teachers ▪ And more!
How will the Foundation use my donation in 2019-2020?
The Foundation will continue to fund activities related to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, the Literacy Specialist, the STEM Coordinator, Big Idea Grants for Teachers, our Higher Opportunities for Teachers fund (HOT), and more.
What is STEM?
Schools with a strong emphasis on STEM education integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into the entire curriculum. Why? Occupations in STEM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth. At Oak Grove Elementary we are implementing school wide STEM content that supports all students across all grade levels.
Board of Directors
Co-President: Amity Farrar
Co-President: Jessica Gourdet-Murray
Treasurer: Hilary Bailey
Secretary: Katie Eaton
Members at Large:
Lynda Mauborgne (principal)
Kendall Xides (STEM Coordinator)
Jennifer Hill - Big Ideas Chair
Tracie Maloney - Campaign Party Chair
Rakhi Narwani - Social Media Chair
Callie Rogers - Campaign Chair
Molly Taggart (Immediate Past President)
Beth Vertino - HOT Chair
Michele Walsh - Website Chair
Without your support of the Oak Grove Foundation, we would not be able to provide these resources and opportunities to our students.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1857 Oak Grove Road, Atlanta, GA 30345, Attn: Oak Grove Foundation