The Schools Foundation: Speak Up Initiative Receives $10,000 Donation from ADTRAN
Huntsville, Ala.-October 1, 2010
The Schools Foundation community engagement initiative Speak Up: A community partnership in support of public education in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County has received a donation of $10,000 from ADTRAN, Inc.. Speak Up is designed to bring citizens together to talk about the state of local public education and to effect positive change in schools.
Speak Up is a program of The Schools Foundation that launched in August with a community forum. The program's purpose is to give individuals and organizations-through community conversations-the opportunity to address what they perceive to be the public schools' strengths, weaknesses, and wishes. The program's mission is a unified plan to enhance the quality of local education developed through a shared vision, shared responsibilities, and an identification of the resources needed to guarantee the plan's success.
"Education powers the success of our business," Delen Boyd of ADTRAN said as he presented the check to Schools Foundation board member David Blair and executive director Debbie Beaupre. In supporting Speak Up, ADTRAN sets the pace for businesses to recognize that education is the means to a competent, quality, sound workforce and a healthy, prosperous community and to support the effort.
ADTRAN provides networking and communications equipment around the world and is headquartered in Huntsville.
The Schools Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization supporting the three public school systems in Madison County, Alabama. The foundation serves as an advocate and leading organization for community engagement, as well as a vehicle for individuals and businesses to support public education. The Schools Foundation's mission is to create higher expectations and widespread community support for Madison County schools, leading to world-class performance of principals, teachers, and students. For more information about opportunities for school partnerships, contact The Schools Foundation at 256-503-3213 or
Joe Still, Speak Up Co-Chair and Steve Mann, Schools Foundation Board Member and Speak Up Leadership Team Member