Public Messages - SCSD Educational Foundation

Public Messages

Message from the Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Heidi Hart-Gorman

Thank you for visiting the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation webpage. The Foundation was created during the 2003/2004 school year, when three individuals agreed that the Syracuse City School District should have an educational foundation with the mission to assist the students, teachers and administrators. Now 15 years later, the Foundation is a vital partner of the Syracuse City School District.

The Foundation hosts two major events – an annual Recognition Breakfast, and an annual Golf Tournament – that raise money to provide grants to fund projects that the District could not otherwise fund. These projects promote learning and development skills that greatly enhance the District’s standard academic platform. It is our hope that through our efforts, the students of the Syracuse City School District will have established a foundation which will set them on a course of success in any field or endeavor they choose to follow.

Please take some time in visiting our website. I hope you will continue to visit and help us with our mission of improving the educational experience for the students of the city of Syracuse. If you would like more information on how you or your company can support this worthwhile cause, please do not hesitate to contact our Interim Foundation Administrator, Dr. Tanya Eastman at

  • Heidi Hart-Gorman

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

Jaime Alicea
Greetings from the Superintendent

In 2003-2004, through the vision of Dr. Stephen and Marilyn Jones, the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation was founded to provide children of the Syracuse City Schools with hands-on, enriching educational projects that they would otherwise be unlikely to experience at school.

Since that time, the Foundation has funded more than $750,000 in educational grant projects benefitting students in kindergarten through high school. From projects that train students to play drums and compose their own original music pieces to projects that bring iPads and video equipment into the classroom, from fishing to robotics and more, the SCSD Educational Foundation is bringing learning to life for SCSD students.

Thanks to the annual Educational Foundation golf tournament and recognition breakfast, these invaluable enrichment opportunities continue year after year. The funds raised at these events from corporate and individual sponsors allow our students the ability to work with their peers in other schools, experience one-of-a-kind field trips and meet guest speakers that help them expand their horizons. The generous support of the SCSD Educational Foundation and Board of Directors, as well as the larger Syracuse community, ensures that our students are challenged and engaged in learning.  We look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.

  • Jaime Alicea
    Superintendent of Schools

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