|Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Foundation?
The Foundation for Excellence is a private, independent,
non-profit corporation founded in 1986 by former
students, faculty and friends of the Murray Independent
School District who support its programs and services.
With your contribution the Foundation will remain a
viable and active organization.
What does the Foundation
The Foundation's purpose is to provide some of those
extras that ensure for our students enhanced
opportunities such as enriched art, science and music
programs, innovative teaching methods, and many other
challenging educational opportunities. Our mini-grants
help our teachers to develop innovative methods to
educate our children. We provide tuition assistance to
families who feel the educational opportunities in our
system best meet the needs of their children. One of our
proudest achievements was to fund the computer labs in
the middle and elementary schools through project LEAP.
We also maintain several endowment accounts which
annually give scholarships to graduating seniors and/or
support academic programs.
Why do we need an
If public schools are to equip students with what they
need to join the adult world as capable, productive
citizens, they must be responsive to the demands of a
changing society. Unfortunately, school systems are
sometimes unable to implement innovative ideas or take
advantage of new technology because they lack the
financial resources to do so. Through the Foundation,
organizations and individuals can make contributions to
the Murray Independent School District. With additional
financial support our schools can do more and be more
Are my gifts to the
Yes! The foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation.
What kind of contributions
do you accept?
1. You can make a gift online by going to the
2. You can send a gift by check to:
Foundation for Excellence
Murray KY 42071
3. A long term arrangement can be made through
wills, trusts, annuities, or assigned insurance policies.
Can I designate what my
gift will be used for?
You can assign your gift to one of our activities or
simply have it go into the General Fund which supports
our general activities. Simply fill in the form on the
donation page for an online gift or copy that page and
include it with your check.
Can I honor or remember
someone or something by my gift?
All contributions are maintained separately from the MISD
funds and are managed by the Foundation trustees. For
questions or more information about contributions email