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Questions and Answers about the RSU22 Education Foundation

Q: What does the Foundation do?

A: The overall mission of the Foundation is to support innovation in District schools through fundraising, engaging volunteers, and building an endowment. Some Education Foundations offer mini-grants to teachers, run scholarship programs and manage alumni relations. Our Foundation is in the process of deciding what to focus on.

Q: Who leads the Education Foundation?

A: A 15-member volunteer board provides leadership for the Foundation. Members represent all three towns in the school district: Hampden, Winterport and Newburgh.  A part-time coordinator provides administrative support for the Foundation.

Q: How is the Education Foundation connected to RSU22?

A: The Foundation is a separate, non-profit organization, that is not a part of the District, but partners with District staff and the RSU22 School Board to support schools, staff and students.

Q: How is the Education Foundation funded?

A: The Foundation is completely donor-supported and is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Q: What projects is the Foundation involved in?

A: The Foundation Board is currently developing an action plan to fulfill its mission to support innovative teaching and learning for RSU22. If you have an idea or suggestion, feel free to contact the Foundation Coordinator or to attend a monthly Board meeting.

Q: Where is the Foundation located?

A: The Foundation office is currently in Room 168 at Wagner Middle School in Winterport. Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Education Foundation Board meets every 2nd Wednesday in the Reeds Brook Middle School library.

Q: How can I make a donation to the Foundation?

A: Donations are welcome! Simply contact the Foundation Office, donate online, or mail your donation to the RSU22 Education Foundation, Box 115, Hampden, ME 04444. You will receive an acknowledgement and a receipt; all donations are fully tax-deductible.