Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, November 20, 2020

New foundation to boost Hamilton County schools

Hamilton County Schools students Chase Drake, Caroline Au and Jourdyn Drake with founding donor checks from community partners. - Photograph provided

Hamilton County Schools has established a nonprofit partner foundation to harness additional resources for public schools in Hamilton County.

“The Hamilton County community is a tremendous partner with our school district in preparing our children for success and played a key role in the district becoming the fastest improving in Tennessee,” says Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools.

“The Hamilton County Schools Foundation will provide a means for even more meaningful work as we come together to move our children and community forward toward a brighter future to become one of the best school districts in the state.”

The HCS Foundation will secure added financial resources to support improvements in education that exceed the school district’s budget.

A board of directors comprised of leaders from the community and representatives from the leadership team of Hamilton County Schools will lead the HCS Foundation.

The HCS Foundation is seeking founding donors to establish the organization’s fund. It aims to raise $250,000 by the end of 2020.

The following founding donors have already contributed over $150,000:

Leader in Education (gift of $10,000 or higher)

• Amazon

• Dr. Dane and Sheila Boyington

• Bridge Public Affairs

• Kelly Subaru

• Pinnacle Financial Partners

• Truist Bank

• Tennessee Valley Authority


• Urban Story Ventures

Valedictorian (gift of $5,000 or higher)

• Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

• First Horizon

• The Honors Course

• The Johnson Group

• Neuhoff Taylor Architects

To become a founding donor, make a donation $5 or more at www.hcde.org/community/hcsfoundation

Source: Hamilton County Schools