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Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation Awards Over $30,000 To Local Schools

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation awarded 42 grants worth $33,900 to programs in Coos Bay Public Schools.  Grants were presented August 27th at the district-wide welcome meeting at Millicoma Intermediate School.

“We are grateful to all the donors who generously support our fundraising efforts so we can help as many children as possible,” explains Jennifer Groth, Foundation President.  “The grants we award provide new opportunities for students and fund supplies to improve the quality of their education.”

Grants will fund much-needed items for Coos Bay students of all ages, including musical instruments, athletic equipment, science lab supplies, and classroom books.  Special awards were presented from the Helfrich Family, the Kay Lorence Memorial Fund, the Stan Sweet Memorial Fund, and in memory of Karen Ashcraft.

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation was formed during 2007 to promote programs for the arts, academics, activities and athletics for the benefit of the students of the Coos Bay School District by raising funds through community partnerships.  The Foundation is a community-based, not-for-profit organization separate from the Coos Bay School District.

People interested in donating to the Foundation can contact their local school, the Coos Bay School District Office, or on this website.

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