Merrillville Education Foundation presents grant money to Merrillville Schools

From Left to Right:  Bruce Woods, Mark Sperling, Jim Donohue, Mark Lucas, Tom Bainbridge, Ofelia Gregoline, Hilda Damianick, Linda Jonaitis.

From Left to Right: Bruce Woods, Mark Sperling, Jim Donohue, Mark Lucas, Tom Bainbridge, Ofelia Gregoline, Hilda Damianick and Linda Jonaitis.

At the August 6, 2013 Merrillville Board of School Trustees meeting, the Merrillville Education Foundation presented a check to Merrillville Schools in the amount of $26,038.39. These funds will be used for teacher grants and school programs. 

Mr. Bruce Woods, Vice President of the Merrillville Education Foundation, stated that since its inception in 2002, the Merrillville Education Foundation has awarded 191 teacher grants totaling $188,125.29 to the Merrillville Schools.  Dr. Sperling, Superintendent of Merrillville Schools, expressed his appreciation noting that he looks forward to continuing their partnership to benefit the Merrillville students.

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Our Mission…

The Merrillville Education Foundation is committed to being the primary philanthropic organization that funds innovative educational grants to teachers in the Merrillville Schools in order to provide opportunities that enhance student learning and achievement, promote social and emotional development of our students, and contribute to a strong community through a belief that education is key.

Our Goals…
In the pursuit of our mission, the Merrillville Education Foundation commits to create and develop programs and support roles in the following two areas:

  • brochure-imageDevelopment of business and community partnerships in support of Merrillville public schools.

  • Fund grants, which support individual classroom and/or schools to broaden innovations at the school level and educational opportunities for students


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