ways to give
The annual fund supports the general operations of the Foundation as well as the staff and students at Roosevelt High School. We fund projects brought to us through our Grant application. Through this process we provide opportunities that are not possible with Roosevelt’s current state funding. Examples of our funding include: mock trial competition fees, professional development for staff, updating of trophy cases throughout the school, Annual Senior Party, photography equipment for the journalism department, visiting authors and much more.
The Foundation provides over $30,000 in scholarship funds each year to graduating seniors annually. These scholarship opportunities are generously funded by Roosevelt alumni, supporters, parents and community members. These scholarships are both merit and need-based, and cover a variety of student interests. “Named Scholarships” honor a special person and require a minimum annual donation of $2,500. Many opt to support the foundation anonymously, which has no minimum donation amount. We depend on both forms of support to ensure our ability to provide these valuable gifts to graduating seniors.
Losing a loved one is always tough, and we keep all our alumni in our thoughts. Many alumni who have passed leave a legacy by designating monetary gifts to the Foundation. If this is something your loved one has in their wishes, please reach out to the Foundation to set up a fund In Memory or In Honor of them to support our annual fund or a designated program. If you have loved ones asking how they can donate, simply fill out our online form and leave the name of the individual in the HONORARIUM box.
The Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise money for our Annual Fund. Our two major events are the Rider Cup, which is a golf outing at Waveland in May of each year, and R Party, which is a fun celebration of rider pride hosted each fall. These two events are currently our biggest fundraisers and we are always looking for individuals and corporations to sponsor these events. If you are interested in sponsorship, please click on the event links below to donate or contact the Foundation.