Educational Foundation

What is the Foundation?

The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created for the specific purpose of promoting, improving and enriching the activities and programs at Polaris Career Center.  The Foundation’s support helps Polaris improve the quality of education it offers to the communities it serves.  Since 1989, the Foundation has been helping high school students in need pay course fees and awarding scholarships for post-secondary education.

What are its goals?

The goals of the Foundation are:

  1. To build an endowment fund to support the purposes of the Foundation.
  2. To help defray student fee costs for career-technical programs at Polaris.
  3. To establish a scholarship fund.

Who will benefit?

The students and business community will benefit from the Foundation’s efforts.  Through course fee assistance, Polaris students will be better prepared to enter the job market.  In addition, the scholarship fund will help students who are pursuing further education beyond high school.  These efforts will provide a more productive workforce for employers in our local community.

How can you contribute?

The Foundation can receive and expend revenue from both the corporate and private sector to reach its goals.  It anticipates that donations will take many forms including outright gifts of cash, memorial gifts, and/or deferred gifts.  The Foundation plans to invest all contributions except nominal amounts needed for conducting fundraising activities.

For more information about the Foundation, call 440.891.7600.