Kannapolis Education Foundation donates $50,000 to KCS

Kannapolis Education Foundation donates $50,000 to KCS
Posted on 11/07/2017
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The Kannapolis Education Foundation (KEF) has donated $50,000 to Kannapolis City Schools (KCS). KEF Chairperson, Kristina Cook, presented the $50,000 check to Superintendent, Dr. Chip Buckwell, during the November meeting of the Kannapolis City Board of Education. 

The $50,000 gift will be used to provide educational resources for KCS students. Half of the money will fund materials for a robotics and engineering program at Kannapolis Middle School. The other half will help launch an Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

Last month, the 
KEF received a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance to help build an Advanced Manufacturing Lab at A.L. Brown High School. That $25,000 grant was part of the donation that was given to Kannapolis City Schools at the November board meeting. The remaining $25,000 was raised by the KEF through its annual fund-raising efforts. 


Dr. Chip Buckwell says the $50,000 donation makes a big difference for KCS students. "We really appreciate the support of the Kannapolis Education Foundation," Buckwell said. "These funds will help so many of our students now and will help our community in the long run. Being able to train our students in advanced manufacturing, robotics, and engineering will help local businesses and will change our students' lives for the better. Everyone in KCS is extremely grateful to the Kannapolis Education Foundation, and we thank all of the generous donors that made this gift possible." 

The Kannapolis Education Foundation has now given more than $800,000 to KCS to provide educational resources for students and teachers. 

Donation of $50,000 to KCS


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