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Denton Public School Foundation raises $3,536 on North Texas Giving Day

The Denton Public School Foundation raised $3,536 through 57 donations on North Texas Giving Day, which will help the foundation provide more scholarship opportunities for Denton ISD students and staff as well as improve funding for unique classroom projects.

On Sept. 17, North Texas Giving Day solicited donations for local nonprofit organizations as part of an annual initiative to gain exposure for and aid their programs and goals. The event then uses more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds to multiply donations of $25 or more. This year, the event set nationals records with 118,663 donations totaling roughly $33.1 million that went to North Texas area nonprofits.

Jackie Jackson, executive director of the foundation, said the donations from North Texas Giving Day will help further education and provide more opportunities for students in the Denton ISD community.

“With this money, we probably have several classroom initiatives that can now happen, and there could also be students who can now afford to pay for their college with some financial support we can provide,” she said. “This was our first time in North Texas Giving Day, and we’re already planning on seeing what we can do to improve our involvement next year to raise even more money for our students and staff.”

Since it was established in 2002, the Denton Public School Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in classroom and special program support, grants to teachers, and staff scholarships. Additionally, the foundation has given out more than $581,000 in scholarships to graduating Denton ISD seniors.

For more information about the Denton Public School Foundation, click here.