The Wyoming School Foundation values their strong bond with Wyoming alumni. As long-term stakeholders of our schools, alumni have been some of the Foundation’s most loyal supporters since its inception. In fact, the Foundation was started in 1965 when a small group of alumni and citizens answered a request from the superintendent for additional funding for our schools. Over 50 years later with both community and alumni support, the Foundation remains a significant source of both long-term and immediate funding for our District.
Realizing that both organizations share similar missions, values, and future vision for the Wyoming City Schools, forming a partnership was not a new idea. “In 2014, the Presidents of the WSF & WHSAA felt it was time to collaborate and share their similar missions to enhance both organizations and agreed to a formal Affiliation,” says Jim Barre, WHSAA President. Since then, the two organizations have shared a harmonious relationship, increasingly working together on projects, events, and outreach.
Follow along with us over the next several months as we explore the relationship between the WHS Alumni Association and Wyoming School Foundation, our strengths, and why we feel becoming one organization will enhance our ability to engage donors & alumni, serve our schools, and advance our mission.