Kane Education Foundation was presented with a generous check from Garkane Energy at their last board meeting. Garkane Energy applied for and received a matching grant from CoBank, headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

The $5,000 from Garkane Energy and the $5,000 match from CoBank gave $10,000 total to be divided between nonprofit organizations in Kane, Garfield and Wayne counties. The Kane Education Foundation accepted their share of the total, $3,333, on Thursday, November 10.

Garkane representive Neal Brown stated, “Concern for community is one of the seven guiding cooperative principles that govern Garkane. Garkane works not only to provide reliable service, but also to improve the quality of life in our communities. We are delighted to join with the Kane Education Foundation to support opportunities for learning and growth among our students and help the Foundation achieve its vision and goals.”

This generous donation contributes greatly to enhancing opportunities for Kane County School District’s students at our seven rural schools. The Foundation is honored to count Garkane Energy as one of our supporters and deeply appreciate that their commitment for the community extends to our rural schools and youth.

Paul Altherr, chairman of the Kane Education Foundation, said, “We view this generous contribution as continuing evidence of Garkane’s caring for the students, parents and teachers of the Kane County School District.”

With a newly minted strategic plan in hand, the Foundation will be focusing on many truly important programs designed to assist our young people as they move through the educational system.

For example, the Foundation is currently providing the means for teachers to earn a Gifted and Talented Endorsement, which will help prepare our educators to support students to develop their high potentials and enhance the academic growth of our gifted and talented youth.

Additionally, the Foundation has recently approved funding to increase counseling hours for students struggling with various serious issues that, when left unaddressed, lead to lifelong problems.

The Foundation Board is made up of volunteers working closely with school administrators, teachers, and donors, to support educational opportunities for our most valuable resource, our children.

Please consider following Garkane Energy’s lead and join the efforts of the Foundation – it is honorable work that will pay us back in a thousand ways.

Kane Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive taxpayer support, so contributions to the Kane Education Foundation are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.

Charitable contributions support the delivery of their programs and services. Over 95 percent of their income comes from the generosity of individuals and businesses. Every member of the Board contributes to the financial resources.