The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation administers several endowed and annual funds. These funds are made available through donations, and investment income from endowments established by people just like you who wish to honor a loved one or wish to recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives. These established endowments are not just for a year, a decade, or a generation, but continue in perpetuity.
What is an Endowment Fund?
Created primarily from donations, endowment funds are monies typically held in long-term investments with the principal remaining untouched, allowing the funds to have greater impact over time. The money may be permanently restricted, temporarily restricted, or unrestricted in its use.
Why is an Endowment Fund Important?
The dollars held in endowment funds generates interest and dividend income that may be used to support scholarships, grants, critical needs for students, and other special initiatives by providing a permanent ongoing source of revenue.
How Can I Help?
A named endowment or annual fund provides an ideal way to make a gift in memory of a family member or loved one, a special event, or in honor of a student. We are here to help you establish an endowment or annual fund or you may donate to any of the following funds:
The Fargo North Class of 1968 is developing an endowed fund to support Fargo North High school students, teachers, and staff in their endeavors to provide one of the best educations in the upper Midwest. These funds will be used to provide teachers an opportunity to pilot a new idea in the classroom, to help students with critical needs, or provide needed items for the greater good of Fargo North High School.
The Fargo South Class of 1968, the first graduating class, is developing an endowed fund to support Fargo South High school students, teachers, and staff in their endeavors to provide one of the best educations in the upper Midwest. These funds will be used to provide teachers an opportunity to pilot a new innovative idea the classroom, help students with critical needs, or provide needed items for the greater good of Fargo South High School.
Tom was a music teacher in North Dakota for thirty-seven years, teaching in Rock Lake, Linton, Central Cass and Fargo Public Schools. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His charismatic personality, humor and love for life touched and inspired the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Your donation to the Tom Wald Music Scholarship will be used to provide support for Fargo Public Schools music programs.
The Lowell D. Wolff Foundation Fund was created to honor longtime educator, administrator, and Foundation leader Lowell Wolff. Its purpose is to help provide teachers with grants and scholarships for projects and training. Lowell Wolff was instrumental in leading the District through many strategic planning opportunities. He is quoted saying, "keep your eyes open to opportunities you didn't recognize as opportunities." Thank you for taking time to honor Lowell and create opportunities for teachers.