Established in 2012, the Sumter Education Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm for Sumter School District. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Organization and operates independently from the school district under a separate Board of Directors. All donations received are for the exclusive use of Sumter School District based on priorities established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. This commitment includes teacher innovation and recognition, student recognition, special programs/projects, and grants for teachers. The Board of Directors acts as a fiscal agent for donors who wish to sponsor projects for schools, teachers, and students.They also serve as a review committee for program ideas, gifts and grants available to schools and to individual departments, teachers, students, and student groups to further the educational purposes of the Sumter Education Foundation and Sumter School District. Recognizing that the quality of education is important to the well-being of the community it serves, the Foundation Board will build upon the strong school system to ensure all students will be prepared to live, work, and compete in tomorrow’s challenging workplace. The possibilities are endless!