How does the TCSF raise money?
TCSF relies on tax-deductible contributions annually from school families, community members, alumni, district staff, and local businesses. Contributions come from Paws for a Cause Gala, Casino Night, Cornhole Tournament,Registration donations,business promotions, and via the TCSF website.
Where does the money go?
Funds donated to TCSF pay for programs not mandated or funded by the state, but ones our parents and dedicated educators consider necessary for a quality education. State funding for education in Alabama is inadequate for many basic programs, insufficient to fund enrichment programs, and unavailable to underwrite innovative programs. The Foundation directly supports hands-on student programs; purchasing equipment and materials; and professional development.
How is the TCSF different than my child’s school PTO/PTSO?
TCSF funds hands-on academic programs and projects. Funding requests are received from all schools as well as multi-school programs. TCSF MUSH grants often fund pilot programs that are tested, proven and refined before being rolled out to a group of schools. Think of TCSF as the start-up funding for innovative ideas.