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Our History & Mission

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Our History & Mission


To promote academic excellence in the Fort Mill School District of York County, SC through direct financial support of projects, activities, educational assistance and professional development.


As tireless advocate for public education, TEC Dowling (Fort Mill School District 4 Superintendent 1997-2005) played a key role in the establishment of the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools. As a result, a diverse group of business people, civic leaders and educators - committed to furthering educational excellence in the Fort Mill School District - created the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools receiving 501 (c) (3) status on November 4, 2003.

As we strive to raise funds for vital funding, it is with the compassionate interest and generosity of our community that will continue the tradition of academic excellence for generations to come. Since 2017, we've awarded nearly $400,000 in grants that directly benefit the children in the classroom. We’ve increased the amount of scholarships we distribute and currently manage 19 scholarship accounts awarding over $30,000 in scholarship money to graduating high school seniors.

As the Foundation grows, we will continue supporting our teachers and students and look forward to furthering our mission - promoting excellence in education - in the future.