Email messages encouraged Decatur families to come to the downtown square this evening to hear an “important announcement.”
It was good news: A Decatur family gave the Decatur Education Foundation its single largest gift to date, $500,000 to provide educational support to the city’s students.
“This gift will allow us to continue to build on the work accomplished over the past 10 years to ensure that every child in Decatur has opportunities to thrive,” says Paula Collins, chair of DEF’s board. “Coupled with the continued support from our community, it will allow us to impact exponentially more children. For that, we are most grateful.”
The Decatur family, who is remaining anonymous, made the gift to express their gratitude “to Decatur teachers and staff who do such wonderful work educating the children in our community, and who play such an important role in making Decatur a great place to live,” according to a release from the foundation.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog