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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why was the Education Foundation of Oconee County created?

A. The foundation is designed to support educational excellence over and above local tax support. It provides an easy mechanism for those who want to strengthen quality public education in Oconee County.

Q. I already pay taxes which support the school district. Why should I give more money to the School District of Oconee County?

A. Your tax dollars go not only to support the basic education process in Oconee County but also to pay the cost of Federal and State programs which are mandated by these outside agencies. Your contribution to the Education Foundation helps to keep our students on the "cutting edge" of current technology and vocational/educational demands of the marketplace.

Q. Is my gift tax deductible?

A. Yes, the Education Foundation of Oconee County is a 501©3 organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Q. May I give stock?

A. Consult your broker and/or tax advisor about making a charitable gift to the Education Foundation of publicly traded stocks or bonds.

Q. How can I get more information about the Education Foundation of Oconee County?

A. Simply write to:
Education Foundation of Oconee County
Post Office Box 608
West Union, SC 29696