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How to Donate

Would you like to make a donation to support the Foundation's mission to create a margin of excellence in the Springfield Public Schools?

Donations can be made electronically through the "Donate" link to the right or mailed to:
Springfield Public Schools Foundation
Attn: Julie Hammers
1900 W. Monroe Street
Springfield, Illinois 62704

If donating via check, please include the donation form on the right with your check donation. If donating electronically, please use the drop-down menu that appears after clicking the "Donate" button on the right to direct your electronic donation.

Donations to the Foundation's general fund are used to further our mission through a variety of innovative teacher and student-led grants, as well as Foundation initiatives. Additional information regarding the types of grants and initiatives funded through the grants' process can be found in the "Grants" and "Foundation News" links on the left. Thank you in advance for making a difference in our schools!


Current Scholarships and Memorial Donations
In addition to the General Fund which supports the variety of grants offered by the Foundation to teachers and students, the Foundation manages the following funds and routinely accepts memorial donations. Donations can be made by mailing a check to Springfield Public Schools Foundation, 1900 W. Monroe Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704 or electronically through Paypal by clicking on the fund's title, below. If mailing a check, please indicate the fund or purpose on the check's memo line.  

Kellsey B. Proctor Twesme Scholarship Fund - Established in 2013 by the parents of SSHS alumna, Kellsey Proctor Twesme, this fund provides a scholarship to a female Southeast High School senior entering an engineering or scientific field. 

Laura Schemmer Memorial Donations - The family of Owen Marsh Elementary School teacher, Laura Schemmer, has graciously designated the Foundation to receive memorial donations in her name.

Springfield Southeast High School Legacy Fund - This fund was established by alumni from the SSHS Class of 1980. It is designated to meet a specific need, identified by SSHS administration. Legacy Fund awards will support deserving seniors who might not qualify for academic or athletic scholarships. With a goal to raise $10,000 in 2021 to establish the fund, at least one $1,000 award will be given each spring, in perpetuity. The first Legacy Fund award is to be given in the Spring of 2022. No gift is too small or too large. 

Additional information and questions may be directed to Julie Hammers, 217-525-4406 or jhammers@sps186.org. 

Thank you for considering the Foundation for your giving!