Ava Public Schools Foundation Receives $10,000 Cooper Challenge Grant

Copy of Ava Cooper Phase II check presentation WEB

The Ava Public Schools Foundation is the latest success in the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks Phase II Challenge to build rural-school endowments.

Carol Silvey, the CFO’s senior associate for advancement in West Plains and an Ava graduate, presented Foundation board members Pat Henry and David Norman with a ceremonial check for $10,000 for completing the Cooper Phase II challenge. The Ava Alumni Foundation contributed a scholarship fund of about $208,000 to the Public Schools Foundation to more than meet the challenge.

More members of the CFO’s Rural Schools Partnership are working to complete the Cooper Challenge, which concludes at the end of this year.