October 2011 – June 2016
Student Emergency Fund
Strengthening the Impact
FAQs Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this initiative...
Why did The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
What is the purpose of the Student Emergency Fund?
The Student Emergency Fund provided one-time, last-resort funding for students in need, helping to properly prepare and equip them for a positive classroom experience by reducing embarrassment. On a daily basis, teacher and staff had been dipping into their own pockets to supply emergency needs of their students because they know that students can focus on learning when they are not dealing with or embarrassed by a lack of medical care or basic necessities.
Student safety nets are available for longer-term challenges, but teachers, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and other school staff members had become the last-resort funding source for student emergencies. This added dimension distracted staff from their primary roles. This project created an opportunity for generous citizens to support students.
What do the emergency funds pay for?
What is the Student Emergency Fund Endowment?
Who can I contact about the Student Emergency Fund initiative?
For more information about this past initiative, contact initiative consultant Michael Corley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To inquire about funding from the Student Emergency Fund, contact Director of Grants and Scholarships of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Patricia Martin: email@example.com.