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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:16


SAIL Sites Busy with Summer Learning

This summer, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, we launched SAIL - Summer Adventures in Learning at three local sites.  SAIL is a collective impact project that works to overcome summer learning loss.

As the picture depicts, the partnership brings funders, program providers, and the three school districts together to work collaboratively to improve student outcomes and preparedness for that EXCITING first day back to school.

We encourage you to follow #SAILSmart to see the great things happening this summer with our partners at Heart of the Valley YMCA, Madison City Schools, and the Village of Promise. Click here for more information.
Celebrating our Superintendents: Building Our Endowment
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:13

Celebrating Our Superintendents: Building Our Endowment

The Schools Foundation Board of Directors recently hosted a Garden Reception at the home of Pam and Taze Shepard.  The Shepards graciously opened their beautiful home and garden in celebration of our local superintendents and as a time to update guests on The Schools Foundation Endowment.  Guests enjoyed brief remarks from Board Member Taze Shepard, Board President Don Nalley, and Executive Director, Elizabeth Fleming. Additionally, guests heard district specific remarks from Dr. Matt Akin, superintendent of Huntsville City Schools, Mr. Matt Massey, superintendent of Madison County Schools and Mr. Robby Parker, superintendent of Madison City Schools.

The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund will be a permanent source of capital that will provide a foundation of financial support for the Huntsville, Madison and Madison County School Districts. We have established the endowment to become a source of sustained, long-term funding for students today and students tomorrow.

Through this fund, we strengthen our promise to the community and school districts by supporting their work preparing over 53,000 students for the world ahead. The endowment distributions will enable the districts to operate creatively and provide unique opportunities for our students.

If you are interested in a gift to the endowment, please contact
Elizabeth Fleming at 256-535-2080.
TSF: Annual Report 2016
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:49

We are delighted to present our 2016 Annual Report. Click here to download it.





Sept 2016 TSF News
Monday, 10 October 2016 09:44

The October 2016 The Schools Foundation Newsletter is pictured below. To recieve our newsletters with live links and other news from The Schools Foundation in your inbox, please sign up in the box on our home page!


2016 College and Career Fair
Friday, 29 July 2016 21:56
September 1st and 2nd at UAH

Over 6,000 juniors and seniors from across Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County schools will participate in the 2016  College and Career Fair at UAH on September 1st and 2nd, 2016.
College and Career Fair at UAH
The Schools Foundation is looking for companies to participate and engage with our students.
Students will have the opportunity to connect their goals for higher education with their career aspirations networking with representatives from the 16 career clusters. Students attending the fair will see the various types of careers available with their desired majors/degree programs.
Join us!  For more information, please contact
2016 Election of Officers and Board Members
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 13:27
Officers for the 2016 year:                         
Bob Lott, President, SAIC
Don Nalley, Vice President, Beason & Nalley
Ted Phillips, Treasurer, Huntsville Utilities
Stephanie Henry, Secretary, Schafer Corporation Communications

We welcome the following new board members:
Tammie Dodson, ADTRAN
Chris Helton, Synovus Securities, Inc.
Brenda Terry, AMSTEC
Andy Whitt, First National Bank
Current Board Members:
Dr. Bob Berinato, Dynetics                       Scott McLain, CCIM
Dan Bodeker, TurnKey                        Dr. Oscar Montgomery, 
Randy Bounds, Analytical Services, Inc.          Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church
Carlton Brewer, 5-D Systems, Inc.                     Ali Propst, PNC Bank 
Dr. Julie Finley, Paul Finley Consulting           Lori Severin, Redstone Energy Group 
Jan K. Ingram, Community Volunteer             Taze Shepard, Sparkman, Shepard, & Morris 
Ken Jost, Redstone Federal Credit Union        Dawn Stanley, NASA/MSFC 
Emily Lauder, Toyota Motor Manufacturing   Michael Timberlake, Siniard, Timberlake, Susan Markham, Huntsville Madison               and League, P.C.             
County Public Library                        Sally Warden, Community Volunteer
Alexia Matthews, Aegis Technologies                Dr. Mary Ruth Yates, Community Volunteer
We greatly appreciate the dedication and passion for education across Madison County from our board of directors.  Please help us thank them for their service.
The Schools Foundation Announces the Establishment of The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
Friday, 05 February 2016 08:46

Huntsville, AL, February 5, 2016 – The Schools Foundation (TSF) is excited to announce the establishment of The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund with more than $200,000 committed to date. This fund, held at the Community Foundation of Huntsville Madison County, will be a permanent source of capital that will provide financial support for the Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County School districts. To DONATE NOW, please click here.

TSF is embarking on a multi-year endowment campaign to establish The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund. There are over 50,000 students enrolled across Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County public schools. Currently, there is no endowment in place to support these districts in long-term strategic grant making. The announcement was made Friday, February 5, at the annual State of the Schools event hosted by The Schools Foundation and The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County.

Don Nalley, TSF Board VP, announced that the fund has numerous contributors to date including The Alpha Foundation, current and past TSF Board members, and community supporters. “It was important to The Schools Foundation that we had a sizeable start of over $200,000 committed to date.” He went on to share, “We believe as the endowment grows it will represent a stable source of income, and each gift from the community brings us closer to our goal of ensuring the continuing excellence of our schools across Madison County in perpetuity.”

Elizabeth Dotts Fleming, Executive Director shared, “By establishing The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund, we are strengthening our promise to the community and school districts to support the efforts needed to continue to build world class schools. As the endowment grows, the distributions will enable the districts to operate creatively and provide unique opportunities for our students.”

An endowment supporting k-12 education will be the first of its kind in the state of Alabama and is our next step in cultivating an environment for educational innovation and creativity beyond current capacities. It will also assure that critical educational programs continue far into the future.

Bob Lott, TSF Board President added, “Building The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund is a proactive way to protect the investments we have made – and continue to make – in educational excellence. The establishment of this endowment is an example of the tremendous things that can be done by tremendous people supporting K-12 education in Madison County.”


TSF is a non-profit local education foundation in Huntsville, Alabama and supports all three public school systems in Madison County to include: Huntsville City Schools, Madison County Schools, and Madison City Schools. TSF solicits corporate contributions, individual donations, and grant funds to support a variety of programs including student scholarships, teacher grants, staff development, technology deployment, and other programs that directly benefit students and enhance educational opportunities.

Dowload the original press release here.

To learn more about The Schools Foundation Endowment Fund, please click here.


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