Match for Mack Campaign aims to raise $20,000 for Oshkosh schools

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Generous donor invites the Oshkosh community to make a difference

The Oshkosh Area Schook District (OASD) Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Match for Mack fundraising challenge. Starting now through the end of June 2018, Oshkosh community members and supporters of public education have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in the special fundraising opportunity.

A generous donor will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 until June 25, 2018. Donations made to the Match for Mack campaign will help to grow the OASD’s very own Education Foundation endowment fund, in Stan Mack’s name. In addition, and as requested by the donor, 25% of the funds raised will have an immediate impact and will be awarded at the 2019 Celebrate Education event. This means that an additional $10,000 in grants could be awarded to local educators during the annual event if this campaign goal is reached. To make a donation to the Match for Mack campaign, visit OshkoshAreaCF.org  (and scroll down to the online form) or call 920.426.3993.

The OASD Education Foundation Fund was established in 2012, however, the Match for Mack campaign is the first coordinated effort to truly grow the fund and create an endowment that will allow for more impactful giving. The fund is unrestricted in its purpose, which allows for maximum impact that benefits Oshkosh students, educators, and schools each year.

“This match is the largest in the history of our education foundation,” said Dr. Kim Brown, OASD Director of Learning. “We are so appreciative of our donor’s commitment to our schools, students, and educators and for their recognition of Superintendent Mack’s incredible impact in our community. We look forward to meeting and hopefully even surpassing this challenge. Oshkosh is not only a generous community, but we have a shared vision for our children and the value of education. This match campaign will allow us to once again work together to ensure that our students are given every opportunity to succeed and to continue building community through education.”

As announced in 2017, Stan Mack is retiring as the Oshkosh Area School District’s Superintendent of Schools on June 30, 2018. During his six years as Superintendent of Schools, Mack has made monumental improvements throughout the district and the entire Oshkosh community. This match campaign aims to honor his work and allow his impact to continue for years to come.

The Match for Mack campaign seeks to raise at least $20,000 for the OASD Education Foundation by June 25, 2018. Between now and June 25, all contributions up to $20,000 will be matched. Visit OshkoshAreaCF.org to donate online or call 920.426.3993. Gifts can also be mailed to the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, 230 Ohio Street, Suite 100, Oshkosh, WI 54902.

The OASD Education Foundation strives to engage the community in supporting Oshkosh public schools and is committed to providing resources for innovation, fine arts, athletics, scholarships, and other resources to enhance students’ lives. The OASD Education Foundation is managed by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. For more information, contact Dr. Kim Brown, OASD Director of Learning: kim.brown@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or 920.424.0289. Additional information available online at www.oshkoshareacf.org/fund/oshkosh-area-school-district-education-foundation.

About the OASD: The Oshkosh Area School District is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, serving 10,000 students and operating 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, two high schools, two charter schools and an eAcademy. Building community through education, the mission of the Oshkosh Area School District is to create citizens who are critical, creative thinkers, responsible in their actions, and committed to learning for life by working together with families and communities. For more information, visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us.

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Katie Nieman Oshkosh Area School District Civic Contributor

Katie Nieman is the Communication Director for the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD). The OASD is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, serving 10,000 students and operating 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, two high schools, two charter schools and an eAcademy. Building community through education, the mission of the Oshkosh Area School District is to create citizens who are critical, creative thinkers, responsible in their actions, and committed to learning for life by working together with families and communities. For more information, visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us.

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