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Posted November 30, 2011

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It’s Not Too Late to Turn in United Way Forms

Goal is to break last year’s record for contributions

It’s not too late.

APS employees may still turn in their United Way forms this week as we push to break last year’s record for contributions.

Schools may contact the APS Education Foundation to arrange a pickup time, and employees may send their forms through intra-office mail. The Foundation is located at 630 East in the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex (City Centre).

Contributions to the Foundation benefit the Horizon Awards, a competitive-grant program that puts money back into classrooms throughout the district. On Nov. 16, the Foundation honored 29 grant recipients during the Board of Education meeting, with a reception following the recognitions.

“We are very proud of our Horizon Award winners and very grateful to the local companies that help make this a reality,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus. “The best part is, we’ll do it again with a springtime grant cycle that will benefit teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Fine Arts, Literacy and Middle/High School Activities.”

More than $83,000 was handed out this fall in Horizon Awards. The money comes from the Horizon Campaign – the Foundation’s push to raise $1 million in cash and in-kind support from the private sector.

The APS Employees/United Way campaign raised more than $35,000 for Horizon Awards last year.

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