About the St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation exists solely for the purpose of raising money for the purchase of technology and other educational items for the St. Louis Public Schools. Purchased technology will be used directly by teachers and students and will help the teachers provide the highest quality education. Students will be provided with hands-on experience with modern technology that many will be required to use post graduation. Our students need the benefit of additional technology to help them be successful in today’s global economy.
Founded in 2010
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation is a Michigan Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation. It was founded in 2010. It is comprised of Board of Directors who are responsible for the general affairs of the corporation. It is also the responsibility of the Board of Directors to receive and process requests from the St. Louis (Michigan) Public Schools and to allocate available funds to fulfill the requests.
The foundation's fund raising structure is designed to give the community as a whole the ability to financially support the quality of education provided to the students of the St. Louis Public Schools. With limited financial resources, it is difficult if not nearly impossible for the school to stay current with the advancements of technology. As a result, classrooms and media centers are equipped with outdated systems and software, leaving our students at a disadvantage post graduation. It is hoped that through one annual event, the foundation can rally the community to make a donation once a year for the purchase of needed equipment, software, and other educational tools.
The Big Event
The foundation's "Big Event" is held annually during the winter. By knowing ahead of time the approximate date of the event, committed donors can plan to include their donation in their annual budget.
The foundation relies heavily on the efforts of its volunteers. Contact us today for more information about how you can become a volunteer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my donation to the St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation tax deductible?
Yes! The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Nonprofit Organization. Donations made to the foundation are tax deductible.
How does the foundation determine what is needed by the school?
Teachers and other staff members must complete a form specifying what is being requested, how the items will be used, how much the items cost, and how many students will benefit from the purchase. The foundation's board of directors analyzes all received requests. Purchases are made (as funds are available) with priority being granted to requests that will most significantly benefit the students. In addition, consideration is given to if the school's current infrastructure can support the items or if additional funds would be needed in order to utilize the newly purchased items. Teachers and staff members whose project ideas are well thought out and show great promise of success will always be given top priority.
Foundation Bylaws & 501c3 Letter from IRS
Download a copy of the Foundation Bylaws (PDF)