Write the Future Campaign

Write the Future Campaign
Posted on 02/28/2023
Foundation’s Campaign CommitteeToledo Public Schools Foundation (TPSF) is celebrating the completion of the Write the Future Campaign, the first special, major gift campaign for the Foundation. This campaign was a community-wide initiative to assure that every student entering Toledo Public Schools (TPS) will graduate prepared to take a positive, productive, and lifelong role in our community.

Dollars raised through the campaign supports the following initiatives:
• Send additional TPS students through Toledo Excel’s College Prep Program over the next 3 years
• Full-Ride scholarships to six TPS graduates who are enrolled in the Toledo Excel program
• Provide every TPS student with learning and mentorship experiences, through our partnership with Junior Achievement. This will ensure a pipeline of highly skilled and innovative talent in our community
• Connect companies with specific programs through TPS’ Career Technology Education Department
• Create a scholarship fund for students who need support with drivers education and license fees

To date, the Foundation’s Campaign Committee, led by Arturo Polizzi, ProMedica President and CEO, and Dennis Hopson, Foundation Board member and Lourdes University Head Men’s Basketball Coach, has raised nearly $1.3 million from more than 90 generous donors, including a total of 51 brand new donors to the Foundation.

The campaign kicked off in the fall of 2021 after Owens Corning committed a leadership gift to this campaign and the Foundation’s annual fund.

TPS Foundation is grateful to donors for their help in driving our mission to fill the gap created by cuts in public education funding and the local property tax cap – assuring equal opportunity for EVERY student.