FWCS Foundation - About

The purpose of the FWCS Foundation as stated is to generate and distribute financial resources to and for Fort Wayne Community Schools in support of the Mission and Vision of FWCS. The Mission of FWCS is to "educate all students to high standards enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens. "The Vision of FWCS is to "be the school system of choice and a source of community pride. At the core of the Foundation’s existence is its desire to see FWCS achieve and maintain academic excellence, striving to eliminate the achievement gap among all groups of students by maximizing the achievement of all.

About the FWCS Foundation

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation generates and distributes financial resources to support FWCS in achieving its mission to educate all students to high standards enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens. It is legally separate from FWCS and it recognized by the IRS as exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Donations to the FWCS Foundation will be used to support educational programs that are proving to be successful. These include the b Instrumental Program and the Teacher Grant Program. The b Instrumental Program provides musical instruments to middle and high school students. The Teacher Grant Program encourages and recognizes innovative educational strategies in the classroom. Donations may also be unrestricted to fund innovation in new programs or educational tools that have the potential to help FWCS achieve academic improvements.

FWCS Foundation Board Members:

Tom Trent, President

Sarah Strimmenos, Treasurer

Michelle Kearns, Secretary

Brian Bauer

Cheri Becker

Kenny Bergle

Clifford Clarke

Rick Kinney

Pete Mallers

Dr. Scott Miller

Steve Piekarski

Kathy Rogers

Dan Ross

Paul Spoelhof

Dr. Mark Daniel, Ex-Officio