Our Mission


The Elkin Academic Enrichment Foundation Inc., will support the educational programs of Elkin City Schools for all students, as he/she prepares for college and careers in a global economy. It is a charitable organization 501(c)(3) instituted to enhance the mission of the Elkin City Schools to a level of excellence and purpose for students and the community. The Foundation is a vital resource for the acceptance and solicitation of monetary gifts for the support of education and the continued growth and progress of Elkin City Schools. The Foundation enables the school system to meet a number of diverse needs that could not be achieved solely with state funding. The primary focus is to enhance and support the academic and enrichment programs provided for all students. Through the approval of the Executive Board, the foundation may grant funds for: 1) academic programs, 2) technology innovation and support, 3) educational materials, 4)faculty members in the field of professional development, 5) staff mini-grants, and 6) sponsor a variety of lecture programs and cultural events. Through advocacy, influence and financial support these leaders ensure the commitment to the Elkin City Schools educational system. The Foundation will support the mission and enhance the goals and lives of the staff and students. The Foundation is governed by board members and volunteer directors as well as honorary, ex-officio directors. The Elkin City Schools Board Chairman, Superintendent and other key administrators may also serve. Because of the Foundation’s structure, friends and alumni are also involved in fundraising initiatives and asset management programs. In addition, the annual Fund Drive will include faculty and staff donations, Alumni and Friends donations, and donations by our business community. The Elkin Academic Enrichment Foundation, Inc. is a true reflection of a community that believes preparation for college and careers begin with a student-focused educational experience at Elkin City Schools.

Meet the Team

The Elkin Academic Enrichment Foundation board consists of volunteers from Elkin. Please contact us if you can join the team.

Andrew Ange


Frank Beals


Thomas Flippin

Vice President

John Wiles

Jennifer Gambill

Lyndsey Ballard


Jim Westbrook

How can I help?

Your support is crucial and appreciated. Please consider an easy monthly donation today!