Snow Hill, MD (Thursday, February 21, 2020) – The Worcester County Education Foundation is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $25,000 from Snow Hill residents, Robert & Glenda Clarke. The donation will help with long-term support for public school students of Worcester County.
“Glenda and I are both first generation college graduates. We strongly believe a quality education is key to a professional career,” said Robert Clarke. “I graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1968, and Glenda student taught there in 1972. We are providing these unrestricted funds to further enhance the quality education provided by the Worcester County Schools.”
“In Worcester,” says Superintendent of Schools, Lou Taylor, “we remain committed to creating opportunities for all students to do their best and to realize their own personal success. Generous donations like this provide the funds needed to enhance our student’s education and better prepare them for the future.”
” The reality is there is inadequate state funding for Worcester County Public Schools. Despite the fact that 44% of their students come from households of poverty, they receive the second lowest state funding per student.
About the Worcester County Education Foundation: The Worcester County Education Foundation’s mission is to establish a proactive partnership between the community and the public-school system by linking community resources with the educational needs of its students, further enhancing their ability to succeed. Over the last year, WCEF funded close to $50,000 to aid the Worcester County Board of Education in helping their students thrive in a digital age. These funds provided the financial support needed to purchase 550 laptop cases for the incoming freshman class, 78 ipads for teachers, plus 90 mobile hotspots and their contracts to bring internet into the homes of students who cannot afford the service. The WCEF also awarded 11 Teacher Grants, which helped teachers develop innovative ways to engage with their students.
For more information and to see how you can get involved visit www.wced.foundation