Other Giving Opportunities
The following Funds were established by individuals or groups either for specific needs or in honor of the person named in the fund. Each has its own group of faithful donors, but these funds offer wonderful opportunities to make personal contributions either In Honor Of or In Memory Of a person or group close to you and your family. Contact our Director of Advancement Urmi Kar for more information.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND
Echo Horizon School has a very fine and loyal faculty, some of whom have been with Echo Horizon School for over 20 years. The Faculty Development Fund provides continuing education opportunities and other benefits that allow us to retain our current teachers and seek out the best when additions or replacements must be made.
THE JUDITH KATES MEMORIAL FUND
Established by her family and the Board of Trustees in memory of Mrs. Kates. Mrs. Kates joined the Echo Center faculty in 2000, working with students for six years. She brought a wealth of experience stemming from her 25 years in the field of DHH education. The fund established by her family and the Board of Trustees in memory Mrs. Kates provides financial assistance to the children of Echo Center.
THE ENID WIZIG SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established by Enid and Bernard Wizig, this fund provides financial assistance to our deaf and hard of hearing students. Mrs. Wizig is well known and loved within Echo Horizon School for her many years of working tirelessly as a volunteer.
Echo Horizon's renovated library houses over 15,000 fiction and non-fiction books and periodicals. Students use the space as a resource for both research projects and leisure reading. Gifts add new books to our library and can be made in honor or memory of a friend, relative, teacher or other special person.
DORENE TAWA MEMORIAL FUND
This fund was established by the Board of Trustees in memory of Dorene Tawa. Starting as curriculum coordinator for Echo Horizon School in 1990, Mrs. Tawa became a much-loved admissions director with strong ties to the entire community. The gated garden area at the front of the school is dedicated in her memory. Donations to this fund maintain a memorial tribute garden planted in her honor that is used by today's Echo Horizon School students as an outdoor classroom.
THE SAMANTHA NICOLE SACKS FUND
The earnings from this fund provide opportunities for students to participate in the school's outdoor education programs. It was established by the Board of Trustees in memory of Samantha Sacks who was a member of the Class of 2001.