About the Foundation
Hastings, NE 68901
Welcome to the Hastings Public Schools Foundation website. We want you to know who we are and what we are about. If you already support the efforts of the HPS Foundation, you know that we are all about enhancing the work of the Hastings Public Schools and are determined to extend the horizon of opportunity for all students. If you are new to the website and the HPS Foundation, please take time to look over our website and discover why is it important that you become a member. The Mission of the Hastings Public Schools Foundation is to support the Hastings Public Schools by securing needed resources to expand what is possible for students, staff and the District. This translates into improving the learning environment for students. At times, this may mean to add equipment in a classroom OR empower the staff and faculty through staff development OR support achievements of students, faculty and staff OR increase awareness of the positive work of the Foundation—all in an effort to give students in the Hastings Public Schools more opportunities.
By supporting the children in our school system, we strengthen the community. Strong schools create strong communities. Strong communities create a strong nation. The Foundation is here for you, the citizens of our community and, in a larger sense, the citizens of our country. Together let’s expand the horizon of opportunity for students in the Hastings Public Schools.
Betty Kort, Executive Director
Watch the video below to find out what the Foundation is all about!
Our mission is to support the Hastings Public Schools by securing needed resources to expand what is possible for students, staff, and the District.
Our vision is to seek resources for the Hastings Public Schools Foundation to:
+ enhance student learning
+ empower staff and faculty
+ celebrate achievements of students, faculty, and staff
+ increase awareness of the positive work of the HPS Foundation
+ create a network of outreach to alumni throughout the world, to citizens of the District, and to the Hastings area community
The HPS Foundation strives to meet the needs of students, which are beyond the resources of the Hastings Public Schools, through partial and/or full funding of strategies that enhance learning. Our goals include the following:
+ To assist in providing an enriched learning environment leading to excellence K-12
+ To assist in creating advanced course work that will better prepare students for college and/or careers 9-12
+ To assist in incorporating 21st century learning K-12
+ To assist in developing differentiated instruction and targeted enrichment programs K-8
+ To assist in providing foreign language experiences K-8
+ To assist in creating a cooperative partnership with other community institutions to establish a pre-school for children ages 3-5
Be recognized and remembered for your generosity
to our schools and the Hastings Community!
What will be your Legacy?
Please consider a special kind of gift to the Hastings Public Schools Foundation,
which may be advantageous both to you and to the Foundation.
Contact the Foundation for more information. (402) 461-7564
A Charitable Gift Annuity, providing you with supplemental income of fixed annual payments.
A Charitable Lead Trust, reducing gift and estate taxes on assets you pass on to your heirs.
A Charitable Remainder Unitrust, creating a hedge against inflation into the future.
A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, providing a secure fixed and often increased income.
A Life Insurance Gift of a paid-up policy, providing a large gift at little or no additional cost to you.
A Bequest in a Will or Living Trust, providing a deferred gift to the Foundation after your lifetime.
A Retirement Plan Gift, allowing you to avoid the twofold taxation on retirement plan assets.
A Real Estate Gift, allowing you to avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a home or other real estate.
An Outright Gift of Appreciated Property, allowing you to make a quick and easy tax-deductible gift to the Foundation.
An Outright Gift of Cash, Stocks, or Bonds to the Foundation, which is tax deductible.
The Hastings Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.