For those who do not know about us, the Friends of the Hamilton School Foundation was established in 1993. It started as a small non-profit to support projects not covered in the school budget (such as sidewalks at Daly school, playground equipment, etc.). As time went by, graduates and community members alike have donated generously to supplement school and extracurricular programs. Perhaps most importantly, community members and former graduates have funded a number of permanent endowments (including through legacies as part of their estate planning) which provide annual scholarships for graduating seniors of Hamilton High School. As a result of these gifts, last year, for example, the Foundation was able to award nearly $80,000 to graduating seniors. The Foundation is operated by an eleven member Board of Trustees, with an ex officio member from the school board, all of whom donate their time. The Foundation is required to make the public aware that it always appreciates donations, large or small.
The Hughes’ family would like to adequately fund Moriah’s scholarship so that it can become a permanent endowment. Donations to Moriah’s scholarship can be made payable to: “The Friends of the Hamilton School Foundation” (or “FHSF”), with “Moriah Hughes Scholarship Fund” in the memo line and mailed to: FHSF, P.O. Box 1514, Hamilton, MT 59840, or you can donate online by going to www.friendsofthehamiltonschoolsfoundation.org and select the Moriah Hughes Scholarship under the scholarship tab.