Nine local schools were awarded a total of $36,000 in grants from Fisher-Titus during its annual Health Education Grant Luncheon Friday, Feb. 14.
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.
“As we celebrate our 24th Health Education Grant program today, we raise our historic distribution total to over one million dollars to help our area academic programs,” Denny Doughty, chairman of the board said.
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.
“We continue to support the areas we serve with funding for community based programs,” said Dr. Brent Burkey, President and CEO of Fisher-Titus. “We are proud of our ability to support not just Norwalk, but all communities in our region, with a wide array or programming and sponsorships.”
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.
“We continue to bestow health education to enhance the educational foundation of our communities by working with you. Strengthening our school curriculum and keeping our school children engaged makes the entire region a better place to live, work, worship and play,” said Denny Doughty, chairman of the board.
During Friday’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.