MBCSF Board Approves 2021-2022 Annual Grant To MBS
The Foundation’s endowment fund now exceeds $11 million.
September 2, 2021 -- The Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation’s Board of Directors voted on their annual grant to Mountain Brook Schools at the MBCSF board meeting on Monday, August 23. A gift of $461,168 was approved for use during the 2021-2022 school year in the areas of technology, library enhancement, and professional development.
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 during the past school year, the Foundation fundraised its highest total to date: $549,332.24. As a result of community donations, the Foundation’s endowment fund now exceeds $11 million, allowing it to serve the school system in an abundance of ways.
“The Foundation’s goal this year in response to COVID-19 was to support our teachers and students by providing them with the resources needed for an enriched education as they learned from the classroom and home,” MBCSF President Key Hudson explained. “This would not have been possible without our generous donors, and it is exactly why the safety net of the Foundation’s Endowment Fund exists.”
The largest portion of this year’s grant, more than $200,000, will be used on Chromebooks for all Mountain Brook students and teachers. Another allocation of the funds will support Mountain Brook’s annual teacher summer learning conference and the Institute for Innovation. Nearly $60,000 of the grant will supplement technology in the district’s secondary-level math classrooms. It will also contribute to the purchase of Overdrive, a Destiny Cloud Based Server, and Google Enterprise for Education for the district.
“We could not serve our students the way that we do without the Foundation’s contributions,” Superintendent Dr. Dicky Barlow said. “They have allowed the school system the ability to innovate and improve learning in a manner that is second to none.”