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Message from our President
On behalf of the Kennesaw Big Shanty Foundation (KBSF), welcome to our website. We hope that you enjoy learning more about the KBSF and our work at the school and in our community. The KBSF, established in 2013, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities for our students that otherwise would not be part of the Kennesaw/Big Shanty instructional curriculum. Over the course of the 2014-2015 school year we were able to raise thousands of dollars and are in the process of turning those funds into a variety educational materials to assist our schools, our teachers and our children.
The KBSF is comprised of volunteers who are dedicated towards raising important funds that are put directly into the Kennesaw/Big Shanty classrooms. Each member of the KBSF volunteer board understands the importance of a strong instructional curriculum in preparing our children for higher educational pursuits and experiences that enable them to succeed outside the classroom. Through a variety of fundraising events, the KBSF’s goal in the short-term is to raise sufficient funds to purchase portable electronic devices to supplement and enrich classroom instruction for our students while on a longer-term basis, to identify and fund science, technology and mathematics programs that would better equip our students to face the challenges of the future.
While we should be proud of the success of the Kennesaw/Big Shanty schools over the years, it is important to understand that in the face of ongoing budget limitations, the highest level of excellence in our schools often depends upon finding additional, private financial resources. Our community has been generous in providing that support, but the need continues. We hope our supporters will explore the website, become involved with the KBSF, as well as take advantage of the convenient way to make a tax deductible contribution.
We also hope that friends and family will become regular visitors to the website. Another of our goals is to better communicate with our schools' extended family, and we plan to share more information in the near future about activities of the KBSF as well as of the Kennesaw/Big Shanty schools.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for your support of the KBSF. Together, we can make a difference! Should you have any questions about the KBSF, feel free to e-mail me.
Timothy L. Smith
President, Kennesaw Big Shanty Foundation