The Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation is an independent, community-based organization formed to enhance the quality of education for all Buhler USD 313 students by redirecting resources towards areas of identified student needs.
The Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation was formed in December, 1998, by the Buhler USD 313 Board of Education to enrich the educational experiences and opportunities for all of our students.
Public funding is often restricted in use and availability. Private funding has a significant role to play in providing the “extras” that are sometimes needed or to support educational opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to students.
The Education Foundation manages cash, products and services donated to the school district. It is a not-for-profit corporation and operates as a separate entity from the Board of Education. The money donated to the foundation is not used to fund the budget of Buhler USD 313.
The Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation has identified four goals:
Enhance the quality of education for all students.
Provide individuals, businesses, and organizations an opportunity to contribute to the education mission of Buhler USD 313.
Maximize the financial earning potential of scholarship, endowment, and designated funds through prudent asset management.
Increase community involvement and support, and encourage communication between the community and school.
Education Foundation Fund Management
Resources and funds will be invested and managed separately from Buhler USD 313 funds. Your gift to the foundation may be designated for a specific use or given as an undesignated donation. The Board of Trustees must accept and approve all gifts, and all qualifying gifts are tax exempt. The Board of Trustees retains sole fiduciary responsibility, and must file a report with the Buhler USD 313 Board of Education once a year.
Your Gift Can Benefit Many Areas
The Buhler USD 313 Education Foundation is an excellent way to provide on-going support for a special project or to fund a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Funds may be designated to benefit a specific program, such as art, music, drama; a specific curricular area, such as math, science or language arts; students who have special needs; a specific grade level; a general purpose scholarship; or any number of special uses.
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Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees was appointed by the Buhler USD 313 Board of Education in December, 1998.
Laura Meyer Dick, President
Susan Cook, Vice-president
Angie Wiehl, Treasurer/Community Representative
Tim Lackey, Community Representative
Jennifer Berning, Community Representative
Ann Hanen, Community Representative
Troy Hutton, Community Representative
April Wisecarver, Community Representative
Cliff Wray, Board of Education Representative
Amy Bretz, Community Representative
Mike Berblinger, Superintendent of Schools
Perry McCabe, Buhler USD 313 Business Manager (ex officio)
There Are Many Ways to Give
Contributions can include direct gifts, planned giving, memorials and alumni gifts.
Direct Gifts: includes donations of cash, securities, personal property or real estate.
Recognition Gifts: cash gifts to honor a person or special occasion.
Memorial Gifts: Money donated to honor a deceased relative or friend.
Special Gifts: Money designated for a specified area of support.
Bequests: a gift by will.
Scholarship Funds: contributions to existing funds or creation of new scholarship funds.
Matching Gifts: Check with your employer to see if your business participates in a matching gift program.
Unrestricted Gifts: Money donated to the foundation for unspecified use.
The Education Foundation encourages contributions and gifts, both large and small, from individuals, businesses and organizations.