The Summit Preparatory School in Springfield has received a $200,000 donation from a foundation.
The Schneider Foundation, also based in Springfield, issued a $200,000 grant to the private K-12 school, according to a news release. A check presentation event was held Sept. 19 at Summit Prep's 202 E. Walnut Lawn St. campus.
“The Schneider Foundation has been instrumental in The Summit’s growth and stability since 2012," said Kathryn Heet, head of school for Summit Prep, in the release. "Through their generous philanthropy, The Schneider Foundation has invested in education and improved the lives of students in the Springfield community.”
The latest gift from The Schneider Foundation brings its donations to Summit Prep up to $2.2 million since 2012. Donations in the past have gone toward projects such as Summit Prep's relocation to its Walnut Lawn campus, a former Mercy fitness center, from Chesterfield Village.
"We think The Summit Preparatory School is a very special place, and we like supporting you,” said Dr. J. Michael Schneider, president of The Schneider Foundation, in the release. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the administrators, the directors, the board members, teachers, students, parents and volunteers for making The Summit the success it is. We look forward to supporting you in the coming years as you grow.”
The Schneider Foundation, which focuses on educational support grants, has gifted more than $6.2 million to Springfield-area organizations since 1989, according to the release.
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