Daily Reporter staff reports

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Central School Foundation has been awarded a $5,000 grant allowing its executive director, Ginny Brown, to earn a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations awarded the grant to GCSF as part of a program designed to bolster Indiana’s K-12 public education foundations’ impact on our state’s public education.

The certificate program consists of four, multi-day, intensive courses that teach the fundamentals for building a solid fundraising foundation to meet organizations’ financial goals. Participating in the certificate program demonstrates a commitment to fundraising leadership.

The Greenfield Central School Foundation raises money to give back to the Greenfield Central Community School Corporation. Statewide, K-12 public education foundations collectively raise an average of $7 million annually that is invested back into public schools in the form of district-wide initiatives, teacher grants and scholarships.

The state association was able to award the grants to nine of Indiana’s K-12 public education foundations through a grant received from Lilly Endowment Inc.