Fisher-Titus Awards Area Schools $35,000 in Education Grants
Nine local schools were awarded a total of over $35,000 in grants from Fisher-Titus during its annual Health Education Grant Luncheon Thursday, May 27.
Fisher-Titus’s Health Education Grants have been supporting health and science initiatives in the classroom since 1996. This year, nine schools received grant money including Edison Local Schools, Monroeville Local Schools, New London Local Schools, Norwalk Catholic Schools, Norwalk City Schools, South Central Local Schools, Wellington Schools, Western Reserve Schools, and Willard City Schools. Schools will use their grant money to achieve goals related to math, science, and health education and make the subjects fun for their students.
“It is exciting being able to celebrate you and the work you do to educate the children in our area.,” Denny Doughty, chairman of the board said, addressing representatives from all nine schools. “Today we celebrate our 24th Health Education Grant program as we provide health education grants to help our area academic programs enhance their educational foundation. The grants you all submitted reinforce your commitment to having a strong school curriculum with engaged children, which are vital to our community.”
Fisher-Titus provides 75 percent of the funds for the grants. The rest of the funds are provided through personal donations from Fisher-Titus board members, senior managers, physicians, and other individuals.
“It is not only our honor, but our role as good stewards, to support our community through grants, sponsorships, donations, and school-based programs.” said Dr. Brent Burkey, President and CEO of Fisher-Titus.
Applicants were required to submit a grant proposal to Fisher-Titus that included a detailed explanation of the project to be funded. Grants were approved by the Fisher-Titus Medical Center board of directors. Under this program, school districts were eligible to receive grants of up to $4,000.
During Thursday’s luncheon, each recipient presented a brief summary of the program last year’s grant funded and information about this year’s plan for the grant.