An independent foundation to generate and endow funds to promote excellence in academics, the Arts, athletics and to provide educational opportunities for all students and educators in the Ashland City School District.
ACSF was founded in 1994 by members of the Ashland High School Class of 1942 and Dr. R. Lee Schafer. It is a non-profit, independent, tax-exempt organization, having obtained articles of incorporation for the State of Ohio, a non-profit, bulk mail permit from the United States Postal Service and tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.
While ACSF is not directly affiliated with the Ashland City Schools or the Board of Education, foundation trustees work closely with school officials to determine what types of educational materials and programs deserve to be supported by the Ashland City Schools Foundation.
Since 1994, ACSF has received over $500,000 from AHS alumni, retired teachers, corporations, foundations and friends. Each year in February, ACSAF presents its annual gift to the Ashland City Schools in the form of grants supporting academic programs. These financial gifts are made possible by the donations received, as well as earned income and interest from the endowment fund.
All contributions from the Ashland City Schools Foundation are designated to provide educational opportunities form all students and edcuators in the Ashland City School District.