Foundation donates $100K to local school districts
Marcus Anderson, Marcus Anderson Family Foundation founder and president; and Amber Scarcello, MAFF executive director; presents a donation to West Bonner County School District Superintendent Jackie Branum, center.
| August 25, 2022 1:00 AM
A new local nonprofit has given its inaugural donation of $100,000 to school districts in North Idaho.
The Marcus Anderson Family Foundation announced Aug. 19 it gave $25,000 each to the Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Lakeland and West Bonner County school districts.
"The last couple of years have been extremely hard on the school districts," Marcus Family Foundation Executive Director Amber Scarcello said in the announcement. "We wanted to start our giving by investing in children and decided the school systems were an excellent choice."
The funds will be used in various ways, depending on the needs of each district. Coeur d'Alene plans to allocate their funds to support the Coeur d'Alene Virtual Academy. Post Falls will use its share for the newly formed elementary therapeutic classroom. The other districts have not yet announced how they will use the funds.
The mission of the Marcus Anderson Family Foundation is to inspire hope for the community and for the future of North Idaho by providing charitable funding in the areas of affordable housing, education, outdoor recreation access, therapeutic facilities and veterans programs.
The creation of the nonprofit has been a goal of president and founder Anderson for more than 30 years. His mission is to give back to his community, to the organizations that support he deeply cares about and to preserve the North Idaho way of life he stands to protect.