|2019-20 Grant Recipients|
The Hobart Educational Enrichment Foundation is a non-profit, community-based organization that is dedicated to the enhancement of educational opportunities in the Hobart Public Schools.
The Hobart Educational Enrichment Foundation was established on May 20, 1986. The original impetus for starting the foundation came from a group who believed that the quality of life in a community is directly related to the quality of its educational system.
The Foundation consists of eleven trustees representing a cross section of the community. It is the responsibility of the Trustees to raise funds for the Foundation and administer the funds to benefit the Hobart Public School System.
Income from the donated funds will be utilized to enhance the educational programs for children in Kindergarten through Senior High in the Hobart Public Schools. Funds are allocated through the use of local competitive grants. Some examples of how income may be used include: Adopt- An-Author, Hands-On Geography, Computerized Science, Physics and Chemistry Inquiry Lab Kits, Guest Artists, Art, Drama and Musical Productions, Academic Competition Medals, and many other programs.
The Hobart Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame Program is a new component of HEEF. Ed Newcomer, a 1957 graduate of Hobart Public Schools, has established a fund through HEEF solely for the purpose of recognizing individuals for significant contributions made to the Hobart Public Schools. Ben Newcomer owns and operates Ben Newcomer Construction in Norman, Oklahoma.
All donations to the Hobart Educational Enrichment Foundation are Tax Deductible.
Any individual, family, group, organization or corporation may donate any amount of money or property to the foundation. All monies received will be invested and only the income from those monies or properties will be used and allocated to enrich the academic programs or the Hobart Public School System.
Donations of less that $1000 will entitle the Donor to have his or her name inscribed on an honor roll that will hand in the administrative offices of the Hobart Public Schools.
Donations of more than $1000 will entitle the donor to have his or her name inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the Administrative Office of the Hobart Public Schools.
Unless otherwise designated, the income from all donations will be used to enhance the educational opportunities in the following areas, to-wit: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences. It will also enhance Music, Art, etc.
Anyone making a donation in excess of $1000 may designate other areas of enrichment if they desire.
Your financial help is needed now to enhance the quality of educational opportunities in the Hobart Public School System.
Our goal is $100,000 within the next five years. Why not commit our money and community resources to our own schools? Make a gift that will help thousands of young people and will be a perpetual benefit to the youth of our community, to your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends, and countless others.
Persons interested in planned giving should consider memorial gifts, tributes, trusts, and making provisions in their wills.
How to Apply
Grant applications are available by following the District Forms link on the district website's main page and click on the HEEF Grant Template. Complete and return to the office of the Superintendent, through the building principal, by October 15, 2019
Grant Recipients - 2019-2020
Person or Grade
Oklahoma City Zoo Trip
|Planting Seeds of Knowledge||2nd Grade||General Fund|
|P Bar Farms at Weatherford||2nd Grade||General Fund|
|Medicine Park Aquarium||1st Grade||General Fund|
|Sam Noble Museum||3rd Grade||General Fund|
|OKC Bombing Memorial||8th Grade||General Fund|
|Making History with the Arts||5th Grade||Partially Funded|
|Making History with the Arts||7th Grade||General Fund|
|OKC Bombing Memorial||8th Grade||Partially Funded|
|Nutcracker Ballet at Oklahoma City||High School Choir||General Fund|
The funding for these enrichment activities is made possible by generous contributions to the Hobart Education enrichment Foundation. If you would like more information or to make a donation, please contact Hobart Public Schools administration office at 580-726-5691 or by mail at P O Box 899, Hobart OK 73651.
Updated by: Faith Funkhouser