Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation
The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation was created in 2013 to serve the district as a long-term, sustainable funding source. Its purpose is to raise and distribute private dollars to support important programs and offerings for students.
The mission of the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation is to permanently enhance and extend the unique experience of excellence that defines Ottawa Hills Local Schools.
The seed for the formation of a school foundation was planted in 2010. Like all school districts across Ohio and the country, the economic downturn had negatively impacted district finances. While the Board of Education and district personnel worked together to identify more than $1 million in cuts and savings, more needed to be done.
After a year-long investigation, members of a philanthropy advisory committee, comprised of community members, overwhelmingly supported the creation of a foundation. In May 2013, the community’s vision became a reality when the Ottawa Hills Local Schools Board of Education approved the first Board of Trustees and a code of regulations for the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation.