The Hamilton County Schools Fund for Excellence was established in 1988, under the leadership of the superintendent, by a group of service minded community leaders who understood the value of a strong public education system. The organization’s mission is to improve the quality of education within the Hamilton County public school system by providing support in the form of fundraising opportunities, scholarships, recognition awards, and other charitable means.
Classified as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all proceeds generated from the Kids First Coupon Book and other fundraisers remain in Hamilton County for the benefit of local public schools. The Fund for Excellence is governed by a board of directors comprised of retired educators, community leaders, and business executives. A staff of two oversees daily operations of the foundation.