Skaneateles Central School District Receives Over $65,000 from Todd’s FundThe Skaneateles Central School District has been given a donation of over $65,000 from Todd’s Fund, charity president Gary Gerst has announced. The money will go toward covering school related costs for struggling students and their families in the district.
Todd’s Fund is named after Skaneateles native Todd Pitman, who was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Following his death, a charity was established in his name to help children in Central New York with financial issues.
Students will be able to confidentially apply for a grant to receive aid from the donation. Staff workers in the district can also submit a grant on a student’s behalf. A committee of teachers, administrators and staff members will award the grants.
“The Skaneateles School District is truly honored that Todd's family and the Todd's Fund Board of Directors has entrusted us with dispensing the balance of the trust established in Todd Pitman's honor,” superintendent Lynda Quick said. “We will dispense the funds to benefit students in need, according to the spirit and purpose of the trust.”