In April of 2000, the Executive Board of the PTA and a group of forward-thinking parents organized and funded the O. Henry Middle School Endowment Fund. This endowment fund, which is held and administered by the Austin Community Foundation, is set to make grants to O. Henry to support specific academic and extracurricular needs of the school, academic departments or individual staff. It is a permanent endowment, meaning the money available to grant is limited to ensure the permanency of the fund. The O. Henry Fund is limited to distributions of up to 5% of the value of the Fund in any calendar year.
An Advisory Committee advises the Foundation on grants made from the Fund. This committee consists of the school Principal, the PTA President, the PTA Treasurer and an Endowment Chairperson. Parents can make comments or requests to this committee by contacting any of the committee members. The committee considers grants during the spring, as soon as the Foundation determines our distributable amount for the year.
Consider helping the current AND future students of our great middle school by making a tax-deductible donation to the O. Henry Endowment Fund. Click below to donate online, or you may submit donations in an envelope marked PTA-Endowment with information required to follow-up (name, address, phone, email) and expect a receipt for your donation.