Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley Changes Name to St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation
Longmont, CO – August 13, 2020 – The Education Foundation for the St.Vrain Valley has officially changed its name to St.Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, which includes a new logo, branding, and website at ww.stvrainfoundation.org. This change helps better align the Education Foundation’s mission of “Student Success. Teacher Excellence” with St. Vrain Valley Schools. Executive Director Josh Atherton said about the name change, “We found that many people in our community had to ask the question of who we supported with their hard-earned dollars due to our old name. I think many people assumed we supported St. Vrain Valley Schools programs, but when a donor or a community member has to clarify, that is a problem.” Atherton stated. “We also found many non St. Vrain Valley students from private schools and other districts were applying for our scholarships or grants, and that really slows down our efficiency. Plus, being that this is our 35th year in service to St. Vrain Valley Schools, our board of directors thought it was time to refresh our brand and get ready for the next 35 years.”
The new logo incorporates the iconic front range mountains along with a book that signifies the plains of St. Vrain Valley and a river flowing through representing the namesakes watershed. “We want this foundation to be inclusive to all of our schools, staff, and students in our 411sq mile area and we thought that having a logo that is representative of the area we live in was important. Having a book that represents the plains and front range makes a connection with public education and the community we serve. Plus, you can’t have a logo without the mountains we see from every part of the district.”
P.O. Box 2598 · Longmont · CO · 80502-2598
ph. 720-652-8208 · www.stvrainfoundation.org
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION – St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, an independent 501 (c)(3) organization, was founded in 1985 by philanthropist Eleanor Flanders and a group of citizens to find a way to generate community and business support for St. Vrain Valley Schools programs. Today, our mission is to provide resources and educational opportunities, in partnership with St. Vrain Valley Schools and our local communities, to enhance student success and teacher excellence. Since inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling approximately $2 million with Teacher Innovation Grants and awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships each year to graduating St.Vrain Valley Schools seniors. The Education Foundation hosts the annual teacher recognition event “Tribute to Teachers”, the 2m/10k Sunrise Stampede that raises money for special education grants in SVVSD, and Crayons to Calculators which provides school supplies to students in need. For more information, please visit www.stvrainfoundation.org, call 303-652-8208, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.