(in Affiliation with Berrien Community Foundation)
To aquire and distribute resources to the Hartford Public Schools for programs and projects enhancing or supplementing learning opportunities for students, staff and community.
About the Foundation
|The Hartford Public Schools Foundation for Quality Education was created to compliment and enhance the education opportunities of students attending Hartford Public Schools. By attracting private donations, the Foundation can provide support for the development of enrichment programs and services not normally financed with ever-shrinking school funding. These "educational extras" in the form of annual Scholarships & Grants to Teachers and Students alike, make the critical difference between just a good school system and an excellent one.!
Incorporated in 1998 as a 501(c)-3 nonprofit, autonomous, tax-exempt organization, the Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees; private citizens who serve without compensation. The trustees are committed to generating and distributing financial and other resources to the school district in a equitable manner.
Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible.
About the logo:
Designed and drawn by noted local cartoon artist and HHS Class of '53 Alumni member Jim Keech. Jim's artwork is still published weekly in the Tri City Record despite his official retirement in 2011.
The image embodies the Foundation's synergy with the helping hands of the community supporting the school along with the diverse student body.
|Board of Trustees|
|Garry Unrath - President
Mike Woodward -Vice President
Marshall Pomeroy - Treasurer
Jon Bisnett - Secretary
Bonna Vanderlyn - Life Member
Mike Hallgren - Trustee
Scott Smith - Trustee
|Steve Shafer - Trustee
Lorna Stagg - Trustee
Judy Loomis - Trustee
Antionette Yanni - Trustee
Doug Williams - Trustee
RoxAnn Isbrecht - Trustee
Mark Kellogg - Trustee
Hartford Foundation Student-Initiated Mini-Grants
The 2013-2014 Hartford Foundation Student Initiated Mini-Grant Application is now available online!
Instructions for completing the document are attached to the online form.
Please review the following notes regarding the application:
In recent years the Student-Initiated Mini-Grants have deviated from the original intent of the program.
Applications from Middle School & High School will not be considered without a student co-applicant.
Elementary Schools are exempt from this policy
|Program Deadlines: Program Completion - 6/1/2014,
Program Evaluation Due - 6/17/2014
|Thanks to Bonna & the Crew at
|Gold Level Sponsor Big C Lumber
are again donating an
8 x 8 Storage Shed for the 2013 Foundation Auction!
|Fantasy Carriage Limo
is our newest Gold Level Sponsor!
Thanks to owner Frank Picone for the donation of limo service.
|Thanks Tender Ridge & Coloma Hardings,
for your generous donation to the
Hartford Foundation 11th Anniversary Dinner & Auction Gala!
Get ready to bid on on entire loin of tender, delicious NY Strip, (15 - 17 lb average.) Normally $9.99 per lb Angus Steak, cut to your order.
Hartford Grads Benefit from Foundation
Press Release: June 2001
Foundation Awards Scholarships
The Hartford Public Schools Foundation for Quality Education awarded more scholarships in 2011 than any prior year since it’s inception. 12 scholarships totalling $5,000 were awarded to Hartford Seniors, plus an additional 10 direct awards to each of the Top Ten Students of 2011.
Foundation President Garry Unrath commented, “We were able to provide more student support than ever before thanks to record year of fundraising so far. The Foundation has acquired several new trustees that are really dynamic individuals and great fundraisers. By creating some long-term partnerships with Gold Level Sponsors – Hartford Hardings Market, Big C Lumber, Air Tran Airlines, Mann Metal, The Fishing Hole and Never Miss Charters we are able to connect with many businesses, along with a list of individuals and Alumni that are all firmly committed to the goal of quality education. We make no apology to look you straight in the eye and ask you to give us your money to provide more grants and scholarships each year for deserving graduates!”
The Hartford Public Schools Foundation for Quality Education is a 501c-3 non-profit corporation. One hundred percent of proceeds support education related projects in the Hartford School District.
Over $70,000 in Grants and Scholarships have been awarded since inception in 1999. Gifts to the Foudation receive significant tax deductions at both the State and Federal level.For information on how to get involved or donate: Call (269) 621-7003.
The Hartford Foundation for Quality Education
held its 11 th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 19th.
This year’s event saw both unprecedented public attendance and a new record in funds raised!
Our sincere thanks goes to all our sponsors whose generous donations make the event possible.