Two Organizations Merge to One
Two local organizations with a common cause recently both voted to perform a merger. The Ortonville School Foundation, also known as the A+ Foundation, voted at their June Meeting to merge with the Ortonville Alumni Association pending a vote of their membership at their annual meeting in August. Then at the August Annual Meeting of the Ortonville Alumni Association, their membership also approved the merging of their organization with the A+ Foundation.
On September 21st a joint meeting of the two boards occurred at The Pizza Ranch in Ortonville where a new organization was formed which will be known as The Ortonville School Alumni Foundation.
Members of both boards were asked to continue on this new board to plan the future of the new Foundation. Plans are still in the works for the future of this Foundation, but one important component will be the tax deductable status of any donation given under the 501 C 3 umbrella provided by our affiliation with the Southwest Initiative Fund.
Any and all donations made to the Ortonville School Alumni Foundation will remain with the Ortonville Public School and the funds will be allocated by a vote of the board of directors. Currently there are two project funds: the Playground Project and Scholarships. Donation can be designated to one of these project funds or it can be applied to the Endowment Fund, which once completely funded, will provide interest each year for expenditures.
Anyone interested in making a donation may do so by sending a check to the Ortonville Public School; 200 Trojan Drive; Ortonville, MN 56278. Please indicate Alumni Foundation and if you have a specific area it should be applied to.