Endowment Gifts

Endowments provide a legacy of support for key programs at schools.

Our endowments provide a reliable source of funding, year after year, ensuring consistent programming District-wide. Growth of the endowments through donations and investment gains enables the Ed Foundation to provide students with an outstanding curriculum. When you contribute to an endowment, you create a permanent legacy of support for our students.

Thanks to forward-thinking, generous donors, the Education Foundation has four endowments.

The For Academics Endowment, established in 1998, was valued at $1,605,553 as of June 30, 2016. Earnings of $74,000 were contributed to the Ed Foundation’s annual campaign.

The For The Arts Endowment, created in 2003, was valued at $2,908,871 as of June 30, 2016. $130,000 was used to fund arts programs at middle and high schools.

The Peggy Bergmann Arts Endowment Fund, in Memory of Lenore Bergmann and John Elmer Bergmann, was created in February 2013 and was valued at $2,873,463 as of June 30, 2016. Earnings from this endowment pay for instruments and music lessons for socio-economically disadvantaged students district-wide.

The Ed Foundation continues to build its For Athletics Endowment and invites those interested in supporting athletics to contact us.

To learn more or contribute to one of our endowments, please call 310-396-4557 or email info@smedfoundation.org.