Michigan City Area Schools Receives Check from Michigan City Chamber Education Foundation Fund

PHOTO L to R: Shannon Walker, Vice President of Unity Foundation of La Porte County; Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Superintendent MCAS; Betsy Kohn Director of Communications MCAS; John Wall, Chair of Michigan City Chamber Board of Directors; and Katie Eaton, President of Michigan City Chamber of Commerce

Representatives from the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce (MCCoC) delivered a check for $4,000 to Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS) on June 29, 2020 (Photo provided). The funds are provided by the Chamber’s Education Foundation Fund. This year’s contribution will support MCAS in the printing and distribution of its annual “Connections” newsletter highlighting the district’s programs and overall progress.  The publication will be mailed to all postal customers in Michigan City and neighboring postal routes and is an informational piece that is used throughout the school year. “We are grateful to the Chamber for its contribution to this important communication tool, which highlights our progress and the many programs and opportunities that our public schools provide for our community,” said Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, MCAS Superintendent. “We appreciate the Chamber’s continued support and involvement, which has provided student field trips and programs, internships, teacher recognition, and much more.”  

Caring members of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce started the Michigan City Chamber Education Foundation Fund in 2003 to enhance the quality of public education in Michigan City with programs for Michigan City Area Schools not normally funded through tax dollars.  This education focused fund is permanently endowed and managed by the Unity Foundation of La Porte County. Through it, the Chamber has reinvested over $100,000 into public education by funding more than 30 impactful projects.  These projects have focused on college & career readiness, promoting successful students & alumni, marketing materials, field trips, summer camps, and so much more. “This contribution toward marketing materials for MCAS allows the school system to share the many successes they have had,” said Katie Eaton, President of the Chamber, “We are proud of our community’s public schools and our partnership with MCAS.”

The Chamber Education Foundation Fund is open for any individual or business to contribute to.  If you would like to see these offerings grow, please consider making a contribution to the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Fund by contacting the Chamber or searching for the fund on Unity’s website at www.uflc.net

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