Members of the Douglas County Education Foundation are recruiting new members to their board and volunteers to help with their projects.
The foundation is celebrating 30 years of providing grants to educators and recognizing outstanding teachers by hosting the annual Teacher of the Year.
President Blaine Spires said the Teacher of the Year banquet and Run Ed Run are the organization’s main fundraising event.
He told members of the Douglas County School Board that the organization is losing a number of its board members, and is hoping to recruit new volunteers.
Spires said foundation volunteers commit roughly 12 hours a year.
“We are looking for members of the business community that can provide a good perspective on how to better interact with the integral businesses in Douglas County,” Spires said.
Nearly a dozen Douglas County programs benefitted from $13,000 distributed by the Douglas County Education Foundation during the 2013-14 school year.
Grants helped pay for such projects as pickle ball at Scarselli Elementary School, Flocabulary for language arts at Carson Valley Middle School, mastering sight words and math facts at Minden Elementary School, Lego Mindware engineering at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, sound system improvement project at Meneley Elementary School, loves to listen out loud at Gardnerville Elementary School.
For more information, visit www.douglascountyeducationfoundation.org, or contact Kari Karwoski at 775-265-0389 or Blaine Spires at 775-790-6969.