HVA aims to raise funds with Phone-A-Thon

The Hardin Valley Academy Foundation is looking for a boost toward its $450,000 fund-raising goal with the organization’s first Phone-A-Thon from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.

Teachers, students, parents and other Hawks supporters have volunteered to work from the HVA school library during the two-hour event, and parents whose students attend any of the Hardin Valley schools will likely receive a call during that time frame.

“Our goal is to reach out and engage every student’s family,” said Kim Frazier, the Foundation’s fundraising chair. “Callers are assigned to a list of names, then we will have smaller call groups (at a later date) to hit those we aren’t able to reach on Thursday.”

The Phone-A-Thon also kicks off the Foundation’s new “Path to Excellence” brick campaign, which Frazier describes as “a great opportunity for HVA families to have a permanent impact on our school while leaving a student’s legacy.”

She said for donations of $250 each, personalized bricks will be placed in a newly-planned entryway into the high school, “which will be installed in sections according to the number of bricks sold.”

The Foundation’s primary financial goals include professional development, technology and faculty improvement, and previously funded projects, which have included audio books, I-Pads for guidance counselors, picnic tables, an arts and crafts center, soundproofing equipment for music rooms, astronomy software, pedestrian sidewalks and monies to attend teacher conferences.

Additionally, the Foundation awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

Any and all levels of giving are appreciated, but the Foundation does offer other incentives for larger levels of donations, such as video board recognition at home football games, tickets to athletic events among others social medial recognition.

For more information, e-mail hvafoundation@gmail.com or visit hardinvalleyacademyfoundation.org.