This Season, Invest in SLPS Students

In this season of gratitude, I find hope in the family of St. Louis Public Schools Foundation supporters. Your generosity enables us to equip students for success, from their earliest days in Pre-K to when they launch from high school.


The SLPS Foundation has been working alongside the District since 1997 to ensure students have equitable access to the resources they need to pursue their dreams and aspirations. A just-released report puts a number on the inequitable reality in St. Louis: there is roughly a $2,000 difference in spending on individual students between majority Black districts and majority white districts. In an average school of 300 students, this translates to at least $600,000 less annually to invest in key opportunities that will ignite a student’s creativity and potential. Year over year, the SLPS Foundation works to provide funds to help the District bridge that gap.

More than ever, your support of students, teachers, and schools is critical. I am humbly asking for your help this year to fill the backpacks of every student in St. Louis Public Schools.

Thank you for investing in today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders.


Jane Donahue,
SLPS Foundation President

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