A Bosse High School graduate recently donated $30,000 to benefit the district’s instrumental music programs.
The Bosse alumnus, who asked to remain anonymous, is also a father of two North High School graduates. His donation to the EVSC Foundation will be used for immediate support, as well as to establish a permanent endowment for EVSC music programs.
“I’m designating the donations to support instrumental music programs, with an emphasis on defraying the cost of providing instruments and private lessons for motivated students,” the donor said in a statement.
The donor said instrumental music and high school athletics instill values and discipline that help students become successful later in life.
“The real reward is the knowledge that the lives of EVSC students will be enriched by these gifts,” he said.
The EVSC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the district’s schools through private donations to help cover costs of various programs.
“The foundation is a way for donors to share their own success and pay it forward for generations to come,” EVSC Foundation President Brian Hancock said in a statement.
EVSC Superintendent David Smith said it is an honor to receive the “gift,” which he said will “positively impact” thousands of students.
“In my 19 years as an instrumental music director, I knew that the most impactful strategies for developing and nurturing a passion for music rested in having a quality instrument paired with private lessons from a quality instructor. … It is amazing to see the actions of one caring individual,” Smith said in a statement.
(original content written by Megan Erbacher, Courier & Press)