The Friends of Normandy School District Foundation was formed in March of 2005 and is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose sole purpose is to solicit, manage and distribute funds for scholarships and to enrich the educational experiences of the children in the Normandy School District. The Foundation was modeled after the nationally acclaimed Carson Scholarship Foundation founded by the esteemed surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson.
The Friends of Normandy School District Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation as stipulated in the Articles of Incorporation filed in 2006. The Foundation is based upon the philosophy that public education can be endowed through a broad-based system of community support, thus providing another avenue for enhancing and augmenting educational opportunities for students and teachers in the Normandy Schools Collaborative. The Foundation is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors.
In recognition of academic excellence, the Foundation holds its annual Scholarship Gala, a black-tie affair. Every year, hundreds of family, alumni, staff and community members support this critical scholarship fundraiser. The 2017 Scholarship Gala is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the University of Missouri St. Louis Millennium Center. To purchase a ticket, please contact FON Gala committee members Beverley Thompson or Fred Abernathy. More than $90,000 has been raised to support the Foundation's mission.
Friends of Normandy School District Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Connie K. Calloway, Founding Director
Beverley Thompson, Founding Director
Cozy W. Marks, Jr., Board President
Curtis W. Cassel, Vice President
Carol McCauley, Secretary
Joseph M. Riebold, Treasurer
Dr. Charles Pearson, Superintendent of Schools
Regina B. Calhoun
Henry Johnson III
Levels of Giving
Major Donor - $10,000 and above The Honorable Fredrick Douglas Scholar - $10,000 President John F. Kennedy Scholar - $7,500-$9,999 Dr. George Washington Carver Scholar - $5,000-$7,499 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Scholar - $2,500-$4,999 Founders Circle - An initial gift of $1,000 and above Summa Friend - $750-$999 Magna Friend - $500-$749 Cum Laude Friend- $250-$499 Most Excellent Friend - $50-$249
Donations may be made through cash, *check, endowments, payroll deductions and PAYPAL.
*Checks made payable to: Friends of Normandy School District Foundation 3855 Lucas & Hunt Road St. Louis, MO 63121
The Friends of Normandy School District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides funds for educational scholarships and activities. Contributions are tax deductible as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.