The Waverly-Shell Rock Foundation serves as a catalyst to expand and enhance educational experiences and opportunities for students, staff, and residents of the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District.
Founded in 2000 by Jim Hurley and local citizens to establish the Go-Hawk Scholarship program to graduating seniors planning to continue their education. Through 2017, 1,059 Go-Hawk Scholarship Funds and Dollars for Scholars have been awarded, plus 961 community awards have been distributed. In total 2,020 awards.
In 2017, under the leadership of superintendent Ed Klamfoth, the scope of the foundation added teacher grants and an endowment. Governed by an 11-member volunteer board of directors, the Foundation operates as a separate 501(c)3 organization from the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District.
Programs of the foundation are funded through contributions from businesses, individuals, special events, and grants. The foundation does not receive funds or financial contributions from state or federal sources.
All contributions to the Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Federal EIN 46-2385902.