Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools

Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools

Norwalk City School District
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134 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857

Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools

The Endowment Fund for the Norwalk City Schools was created as a charitable foundation by the Norwalk City School District Board of Education to promote investment in the future education of Norwalk graduates, provide innovative teaching grants and to ensure long term support for the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School. Since 2001, when the first scholarship was awarded, 397 scholarships with a total value of $555,000 have been awarded by the Foundation. Grants to teachers total over $18,500. Reinvestment in the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center equipment exceeds $12,000. The current value of the fund is $1.7 million. The Endowment Fund for the Norwalk City Schools is an independent organization with an eleven person local board. Funds are maintained and invested by the Community Foundation of Lorain County as part of the Fund for Huron County. All contributions to the Endowment Fund are tax deductible.
Donations, which are tax-deductible, may be made to any of these categories:
  • Unrestricted
  • Scholarships
  • Academic Grants
  • Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center
(Gifts made with no designation will be allocated to the "Unrestricted" category.)

There are a number of area community minded businesses and individuals who will match contributions. Donors should check with their employers to see if contributions can be matched.


Contributions are accepted from individuals, corporations, private foundations, civic, and social groups. Donations are accepted from anyone with a desire to participate in the development of a long-term fund to be used to enhance the education of the students in the Norwalk City School District.  

The most common contributions are:
  • Outright Gifts - cash or other assets such as securities, real estate, or other real property
  • Memorial Gifts - cash or assets or property given in memory of a friend, relative, or educator now deceased
  • Honoraria - cash or assets in honor of a friend, relative, educator, or institution
  • Deferred Gifts - gift annuities, life insurance, bequests, or charitable remainder trusts
  • Incremental Gifts - gifts made in planned stages over a period of time
Your Investment in Excellence - click here for contribution form

Or Contact:

Marcia Barlow, Fund Treasurer, 419-668-1311 or fbarlow@neo.rr.com
George Fisk, Supt., Norwalk City School District, 419-668-2779 or fiskg@norwalktruckers.net

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