RE-1 Valley Foundation, Inc.

RE-1 Valley Foundation continues to build a strong partnership with the community and schools within the school district, to enhance the student experience for a higher achievement outcome.

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General Information

General
Official Name
RE-1 Valley Foundation, Inc.​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
-
Date Established
1994
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1275838
Addresses
Headquarters Address
301 Hagen Street
Sterling, CO 80751
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
PO Box 129
Sterling, CO 80751
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
970-425-6707
Voice Calls and Text Message Accepted
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
director@re1valleyfoundation.org
Website
re1valleyfoundation.org
Social Media Links
 

Mission Statement

To enhance the growth/achievement of the students within RE-1 Valley School District.

Organization History

Connect the community to education.

That was the initial goal of the Foundation's founding board - Lil Buck, Chesley Harris, Carolyn LaBore, Mick Hall, Delinda Korrey, Don Hamil, Mary Smith, James Madison, and Janna Korrey. The group intended to create an organization that bridges the gap between classrooms and our generous community. With only $700 in their initial budget and the help of Superintendent Dr. Keith Christy, the RE-1 Valley Foundation was created.

In its first year, board members undertook the rigorous process of applying for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and set a fundraising goal of $3,850.

Early fundraisers included a color book of Sterling locations being sold to professional offices, a silent auction at Pie and Pops concert at Sterling High each year, and the solicitation of donations from businesses and individuals.

One of the most popular and unique fundraisers - more in public good will than fundraising - was the sale of decorated Christmas trees. The Foundation provided trees to Sterling nonprofits who then decorated the trees which were sold at an auction.

Initial funds raised were used to provide for educational needs and activities outside the district's normal budget that would benefit students. In-kind donations at that time included paper, pencils, computers, desks and other items that could be used in the classroom. One of the first monetary grants allocated included the funding of a hot air balloon visiting the elementary schools. The visit was used to enhance math and science education.

Since that time, that $700 "seed" budget has served as the backbone for an operations and programs fund that helps ensure the longevity of the Foundation. The Foundation has also served as a supporting organization for larger fundraising initiatives and accepted several scholarship funds benefiting RE-1 Valley graduates. Thanks to the efforts of our founding board, our organization still serves as a way to help connect the community to the RE-1 Valley School District.

Testimonials

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