Chisholm Public Schools also has its own education foundation, the Chisholm Foundation.
“We were formed to support Chisholm Public Schools,” said Ashley Ewbank, president of the foundation.
Chisholm Foundation hosts one big fundraiser each year to raise funds for teacher grants and technology.
The Big Night Out is a fundraiser that treats supporters to a silent auction, live auction and dinner. The fundraiser has proved successful.
“In the fall we give about $5,000 to each school for technology needs,” said Ewbank. “In the spring we do teacher grants. We also work with the school on special projects that come up.”
Chisholm Foundation’s endowment has grown to more than $25,000, ensuring the foundations continual funding endeavors.
“We’re continuing to grow that (endowment) every year,” said Ewbank.
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Academic Foundation hosts several fundraisers each year to fund teacher grants.
The foundation’s fundraisers include a duck derby, honor banquet, pumpkin selling, paper airplane contest, local game contest and donor-seeking efforts.
Funds raised by the foundation are used to fund teacher grants for Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Public School teachers.