Dear Friends of E.O. Smith:
I write to share with you some recent accomplishments of the Edwin O. Smith Foundation and to ask you to contribute to our 2016 Annual Appeal. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 for school-wide academic and athletic programs, student scholarships, and other educational initiatives. We could not have done so without the generous support you and other donors have given us.
Where do your contributions go? Here are some examples of programs your donations have helped to fund:
Summer Acceleration Programs: For the past two years, E.O. Smith has been offering summer courses in World Languages, Science, Physical Education, and Computer Science for students who are interested in completing graduation requirements in the summer so they can take more advanced courses during the regular school year. We have supported this program through both of its pilot years, and results suggest that sufficient numbers of students have participated in the program that it should be expanded next year. With your contributions, we hope to be able to continue to support this initiative through at least the next year.
Teacher Grants: Since 2007, your support has allowed us to award competitive grants to E.O. Smith faculty and staff for programs and initiatives that cannot be funded through the regular school budget. Between $15,000 and $25,000 in grant support has been awarded each year, and, to date, over $150,000 has been contributed to this program. Take a look at some of the projects and programs your donations have supported in the past:
Student Scholarships: Given your generous support, this past year the Foundation was able to award approximately $10,000 in scholarship monies to college bound seniors through seven named scholarships, including the prestigious E.O. Smith Award. For a description of scholarships and awards we've given over the years, see our website:
Why Support the Foundation? As noted above, we hope to continue to fund the Summer Acceleration Program, the Teacher Grants Program, and the Scholarship Awards Program. We have a track record of supporting many successful projects that reflect innovative ideas and inspire academic excellence in our community. The benefits received by E.O. Smith students through Foundation grants are tangible and impactful.
How can you help? Help us reach our goal of funding every deserving teacher grant request, expanding the Summer Acceleration Program, and increasing scholarship support for graduating seniors by making a secure online donation at:
You can also donate by mailing a check to:
Edwin O. Smith Foundation
P.O. Box 39
Storrs, CT 06268-0039
Thank you for your support.
Francis X. Archambault, Jr., Chairman
Edwin O. Smith Foundation