The Cumberland County Schools Charitable Fund distributed $4,500 to elementary school clubs during the January meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
“This is starting to take off,” said Dr. Robert Wood, one of the founders of the fund, of the effort in the community. “This is something that will be ongoing year after year and could mean something really big for our community.”
The Dr. David Campbell, Mr. Roy Stone and Dr. Robert H. Wood Cumberland County Schools Charitable Fund was established to assist extra-curricular organizations in the school system. Donations from the community will be used to form an endowment, the proceeds of which would be distributed twice a year to school groups to assist with the cost of supplies, uniforms and even transportation costs.
The organization has a board of directors and is a 501(c)3 non-profit, allowing donations to be tax deductible.
Organizations benefitting from the second disbursement of funds of the organization were:
•Brown Elementary FCCLA Club, $500;
•Crab Orchard Elementary Archery Team, $500;
•Homestead Elementary Jr. League Cross Country, $500;
•Martin Elementary Jr. Beta Club, $500;
•North Cumberland Elementary Choir, $500;
•Pine View Elementary Archery Team, $500;
•Pleasant Hill Yearbook Staff, $235, and Archery Team, $265;
•South Cumberland Elementary Band, $500; and
•Stone Elementary Visual Art, $500.
Wood encouraged the community to support the charitable fund through donations that will allow the endowment to grow and increase the amounts that can be distributed to worthy school programs.
“I challenge the school board and the people to get behind this,” Wood said. “Even one hour’s pay a month to this fund would allow it to grow quickly.”
To learn more about the Campbell, Stone and Wood Charitable Fund, visit cswfound.org.
In other action, the board of education approved the following items:
•PlanetHS/K8 contract for live streaming services;
•Contract for insurance for a drone for the aviation program at Stone Memorial High School;
•Contract for speech language therapy services with Shannon Johns;
•Reading for Education fundraiser at North Cumberland Elementary;
•SMHS baseball team trip to Gatlinburg April 1-2;
•SMHS baseball team trip to Doweltown, TN, Feb. 19-20;
•Cumberland County High School trip to 53rd Festival of Winds and Percussion in Cookeville Feb. 10-11;
•Angela Starr Stone as volunteer at CCHS;
•Mary Guyette, Shawn Puglia and Sarah Mosquedas as volunteers at Martin Elementary;
•Ashley Brooke Fossett, Julie Brooke Fossett, Ivy Lynel Scott and Rodney “Rod” Williams as volunteers at South Cumberland Elementary;
•Jessica Kibler and Jenny Malone as volunteers at Stone Elementary; and,
•Grant Howard Cooper and Angela Starr Stone as volunteers at SMHS.