The 8th annual Crosstown Showdown was a huge success for the Port Huron Schools Endowment Fund. Hundreds of fans, parents and honorees came out to show their support for the schools.
“The community showed up big once again ” said Kim Dooley, chair of the Port Huron Schools Endowment Fund. “We are so grateful for all of the event sponsors and ticket holders who supported the endowment and enjoyed a great football game.”
The Port Huron Schools Endowment Fund was created in 2010 and community members have donated more than $313,000 to the fund since that time, with many contributions coming through events like Crosstown Showdown held each fall. Today the endowment fund has grown to almost $420,000 to support teachers, classrooms and students through grants.
Nearly $138,000 has been granted back into the schools for college access advisors, garden towers, destination imagination teams, matching funds for pay to play grants, as well as support for robotics teams and the high school bands.
In addition to events like Crosstown Showdown, planned gifts, like those from former teacher Ida Dobbs Engleson, are an option to for people who care about the District and want to help the students of today and tomorrow.
Dobbs Engleson was one of the first community members to provide for a contribution to the Port Huron Schools Endowment Fund through her estate plan back in 2011. She wanted to show continued support for the schools she loved and the well-being of today’s students.
“Putting a provision in your will or estate plan to benefit the school’s endowment fund is a way to invest in the long-term growth and success of Port Huron Schools,” Dooley said.
Students and staff for generations to come will benefit not only from this year’s Crosstown Showdown and the generosity of the community but from thoughtful commitments of community members like Dobbs Engleson through a planned estate gift.