Holt Education Foundation

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A Message from the Holt Education Foundation Board:


Dear Friends:

The Holt Education Foundation, now in its 23rd year, is a non-profit organization that partners with Holt Public Schools to sponsor innovative and enhanced teaching and learning projects in our classrooms through competitive mini-grants. To date, over $391,000 in grants have been awarded!  In addition, the Education Foundation awards the Margaret Livensparger Scholarship annually to a high school senior who has exhibited exceptional talent in the performing arts.  If you have attended any of our annual fundraising events or supported our past projects, we thank you.

Please consider sending a donation today to the Holt Education Foundation, 5780 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI  48842.  As schools struggle with uncertain funding, your gift, regardless of size, will continue to support educational opportunities for our students.  The Holt Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization (please consult your tax advisor for tax deduction information).  For a brochure with a Gift Form, please click HERE.  Thank you again for your commitment to the students of Holt Public Schools.



The Education Foundation's  Annual pre-game Cookout was held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 prior to the home football game vs. Hudsonville.  We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Holt Rams and the Education Foundation by attending our Cookout!  We enjoyed freshly grilled hot dogs, potato salad, a beverage, chips and a freshly baked cookie.  All proceeds benefit the Holt Education Foundation mini-grant award program.  We'll be doing this again next year, so check back for more news!




Last workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017...

The Education Foundation will offer two opportunities for our high school students to practice the SAT test in the coming school year.  Workshops take place in the North Campus building.  The cost is $30 per student, with net proceeds benefitting the Holt Education Foundation.  Priority for Holt High School students is given until the registration deadline (4:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the workshop/practice exam date-2/22); and the registration fee also goes up slightly.  Be sure to sign up early to reserve your seat! 

The information/registration form is posted HERE, and copies of the form are available in the high school counseling offices and the North Campus admin lobby.  Questions?  Contact the Superintendent's office at SuptOfc@hpsk12.net or at 517-694-5715.


The Holt Education Foundation "Prize Patrol," made up of HEF board members, sweeps through the district each October, handing out balloons and certificates to mini-grant awardees. Last year, a total of almost $6,000 was awarded to fund classroom projects to enhance student learning throughout the district, and this year we will do the same.  The district would like to thank the Holt Education Foundation volunteers who work year-round to raise funds for these worthy projects.


2016-17 Mini-Grant Awards

23rd Annual Community Recognition Fundraiser Dinner - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Chisholm Hills Golf & Banquet Center


This year's event features Social Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  - during this time you may bid on a large selection of beautiful gift baskets (a raffle is in the works!) or view the displays of this year's mini-grant recipients.  Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m., with the program following.  

This year’s honorees are:

Outstanding Alumna:  Stacie Mills VanDenBerghe (Class of ‘93)

Outstanding Community Member:  Sheri Hefty

Outstanding School Employees:  Ryan Anderson,  Aurora Anstett, Josh Cooper, and Dave Hildebrandt


We hope you can join us!



The Holt Education Foundation announced Monica Pham as the winner of its Margaret Livensparger Scholarship Award for 2016-17.  This two-year scholarship award is given in honor of Margaret Livensparger, who, among many other things, was a founding member of the Holt Education Foundation and a proponent of the arts.  Congratulations, Monica!