Today Marion Foundation staff surprised Assistant Superintendent Gretchen Kriegel with a Marion Foundation Grant Award to create classroom libraries for both Longfellow Elementary and Vernon Middle School. This is the first part of a multi-school project creating text-rich learning environments by developing functional classroom libraries. Books will be purchased through a partnership with local bookstore Swamp Fox Bookstore.
The Marion Foundation’s grant program provides teachers an opportunity to receive funding for projects that benefit students in the Marion Independent School District. Grants are made possible because of generous contributions the Foundation receives throughout the year from both businesses and individuals as well as a number of educational funds that are invested with the Foundation for long-term benefit.
Additional contributions to these educational funds are encouraged in any amount and may be made at any time. If you are interested in establishing your own fund, please visit Establish A Fund.