Mulvane Education Foundation to award $23,000 in grants

The Mulvane Education Foundation will award $23,000 in grants to teachers and staff of Mulvane public schools this week.

Founded in 2011, the Mulvane Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to enhancing the classroom environment in the Mulvane school district, the foundation said in a news release.

The money will be awarded to select teachers and staff of the Mulvane school district who applied for grants from the foundation.

“This year, we had about $63,000 worth of requests and were able to meet $23,000 worth,” said Tom Keil, Mulvane Education Foundation secretary.

Most of the requests are for classroom material updates, new technology, and student field trips, he said.

“Our goal is to raise money to support teacher and staff requests that provide more educational opportunities for the students,” Keil said.

The foundation holds several fundraisers a year and has received a grant from the Kansas Gas Service for the past two years. Last year, the $5,000 donation from Kansas Gas Service was used to purchase interactive whiteboards for the Mulvane Middle School.