How Does the CAM Foundation Differ From CAMP?
CAMP (Central A & M Promoters) provides supplemental funds to classroom teachers and numerous CAM school groups. Annually, through various projects, CAMP raises and distributes over $30,000 within our district.
The CAM Foundation will focus private, tax deductible funds toward educational projects that are beyond the reach of the CAM district's capital and operating budget. The Educational Foundation endowment fund will accumulate to be used in future projects suggested by the district administration/board and approved by the Foundation Board. Although no specific project has been named, foundation projects would likely be significant infrastructure or technological projects.
Central A & M Foundation … Why?
Central A & M Schools offer outstanding educational opportunities. However, budgeting based on money from the State of Illinois continues to be a major concern as promised funding often does not materialize. Increasingly, the focus of that funding is providing only the most basic services such as staffing, transportation, and facility operations.
The School Board, the Administration, and the Faculty can be proud that Central A & M Community Unit District 21 has received the top financial rating given to Illinois school districts for the past several years. Maintaining this level of excellence with increasing mandates and decreasing revenues in the coming years will be a challenge to each of us in our communities.
The Foundation will focus private, tax deductible funds towards sound educational projects that are beyond the reach of the CAM district’s capitol and operating budget. The CAM Foundation Board is asking you to help us achieve the mission by contributing to this cause. Donations may be mailed to: Central A & M Foundation, Inc., 105 N. College Street, Assumption, Illinois 62510.