Three public school foundations have been selected as recipients of the 2007 Outstanding Program Awards for Local Education Foundations from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
Recipients are the Century Club Campaign sponsored by the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation; the Principal for a Day Program sponsored by the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and the Academic Quest/Leadership Training Program sponsored by the Poteau Schools Education Foundation.
The awards, which recognize innovative programs of public school foundations in Oklahoma, will be presented at the Fall Forum for Local Education Foundations on Oct. 23 at the University of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in public schools. OFE provides free training and resources to new and established local education foundations across the state.
“We wanted to honor these programs for the positive impact they have in promoting academic excellence in their communities,” said Karen Rose, director of Local Education Foundation Outreach for the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. “In addition, we want to recognize these amazing programs at our Fall Forum so that other public school foundations in Oklahoma can be inspired by their success and perhaps develop similar programs in their own districts.”