Yes, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their contributions.
The Public School Foundation is the only organization in our community that supports all schools in the district. PTSA organizations do a good job raising funds for projects within specific schools but the Foundation supports a broad range of programs supporting students and teachers across all Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
What are the benefits of donating through the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation than directly to a particular school?
The District encourages donations be made through the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation. The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible and donors receive tax receipts for their contributions.
How can I be sure that the contribution I make to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation will be used in a fiscally responsible manner?
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation operates on a balanced budget and has conservative investment strategies in place that are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Each year, the Foundation hires an independent auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit. Copies of our financial statements and audit are open to the public and available to prospective donors upon request.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support excellence in education and to help the Chapel Hill–Carrboro City Schools be among the best public schools in the United States by:
- Securing funding for innovative projects which cannot be funded by local, state or federal dollars
- Supporting teachers and staff in order to attract, reward and retain outstanding district personnel
- Awarding academic scholarships for students for tutoring, summer course work and college
- Providing scholarships and educational opportunities for teachers and administrators to enhance their professional knowledge and skills
Gifts of securities (shares of stocks, bonds and mutual funds), planned giving (wills, bequests and trusts) and In-kind gifts can also be made to the Foundation. In addition, employees of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public Schools can make regular tax-deductible donations through automatic payroll deductions.
Lynn Lehmann, Executive Director
The business community is vital to the success of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation fundraising efforts. Approximately 15% of donations to the Foundation are made by area businesses.
Ways for businesses to support the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation include sponsoring the annual Walk/Run for Education, partnering with the Foundation to support specific programs and projects and/or becoming an Educator Extra Credit business offering discounts to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School educators. For more details, please contact Lynn Lehmann, Executive Director at 919.968.8819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public School Foundation helps ensure the continuing excellence of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in an environment of unrelenting school budget cutbacks. The Foundation provides funds beyond what is available through local, state and federal appropriations or PTSA activities. Since the Foundation was established in 1984, it has distributed $5,500,000 for school projects and programs that otherwise would not have been funded. Nothing contributes more to the future of a community than the quality of education the community provides for its children.