ERIC Number: ED430311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Foundations: A Survey of the Current Status, 1999.
Stalick, Robert D.; Underwood, Siobhan
OSSC Bulletin, v42 n3 Spr 1999
This bulletin reports on a survey of existing school-district foundations in Oregon to determine their organizational structures, their fund-raising efforts, their expenditure priorities, and their successes. Included in the report are the results of survey data from 34 school foundations, along with the names and phone numbers of contact people in each of the responding foundations. The survey questionnaire was sent to the superintendents of all Oregon's 198 school districts. In addition to the survey, respondents were asked to provide samples of their bylaws and other materials they considered to be of interest to school districts planning to establish a foundation. A total of 120 districts responded, and of these, 34 districts identified themselves as having foundations. The results describe how many years the school foundations have been in existence, how the funds are used, what support the districts provide foundations, how the foundations raise their money, how much money the foundations have, the extent and nature of the foundations' publicity efforts, and the governance of the foundations, such as the size of the board of directors and the length of board members' service. Three appendices contain examples of publicity information, annual reports, and bylaws of school foundations from different size districts. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Endowment Funds, Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Public Schools, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Trusts (Financial)
Oregon School Study Council, 217 Education Bldg., 1571 Alder Street, College of Education, 1215 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1215; Tel: 541-346-1397; Fax: 541-346-5818 ($15, nonmember; $10, member; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon