Annual Giving Campaign: Support Our Work!

November 25, 2019 |


Rural, USA

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

Dear Advocates, Partners, and Friends,

This has been a transformative year of accomplishments for the Rural Schools Collaborative. Our work with Wyoming’s Teton Science Schools supported the growth of the Place Network, a cohort of small schools dedicated to innovative place-based learning. An Illinois partnership between Monmouth College and the Galesburg Community Foundation provided a new programs office, and the “I Am a Rural Teacher” national advocacy campaign was launched with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Our commitment to strengthening the bonds between rural schools and communities has remained steadfast since our inception in 2015. RSC has awarded more than $450,000 to deserving rural teachers through Grants in Place, helped establish six new Rural Teacher Corps projects, and built out a nine-hub network that reaches from coast to coast.

These achievements have been accomplished by a volunteer board of directors, a group of engaged advocates, and a small staff. From a budgetary perspective, this has been an extremely cost-effective effort. However, as lean and grassroots-driven as RSC has been, our work does require funding support from individual donors.

We invite you to assist our work by making a charitable gift. The Rural Schools Collaborative has 100% board and staff participation in our giving program, and your personal support will add so much to this commitment. Every gift is a vote for the belief that rural schools and communities can only get better together.

We encourage you to make an online contribution to the Rural Schools Collaborative today.

Thank you so much for your consideration. Together, we will build a rural future that is thriving and sustainable.


Joshua D. Gibb, chair

Gary D. Funk, director

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