Kim Townsend, DCSF vice president and membership committee chair, looks on as a student shows her favorite math applications to CEMEX employees Anne Saelens, Al Giles, James Burden and Gary Pinault during a visit to Elizabeth Renner’s second grade class.
Kim Townsend, DCSF vice president and membership committee chair, looks on as a student shows her favorite math applications to CEMEX employees Anne Saelens, Al Giles, James Burden and Gary Pinault during a visit to Elizabeth Renner’s second grade class.

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CEMEX donates $2,500 to DCSF campaign

Published 10:25am Monday, July 8, 2013

Staff members from CEMEX Southeast, LLC recently presented a $2,500 check to the Demopolis City Schools Foundation’s 2013 Membership Campaign when they visited Elizabeth Renner’s second grade class this spring.

Renner’s class was the recipient of a Fall 2012 Classroom Grant that brought five iPads into the classroom. The students showed the visitors the math, reading and science “apps” they liked the best. With almost six months of experience using these iPads learning applications, the students showed significant gains in their math and reading levels by the end of the year.

“These are our future employees, and the children of our current employees. Seeing students excited about learning because of a grant like this makes supporting the School Foundation an easy decision,” shared Gary Pinault, CEMEX Plant Manager.

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation is an independent nonprofit established in 1993 to encourage private philanthropic support of the Demopolis public school system. Governed by a 32-member Board of Directors, the Foundation has provided over $900,000 in classroom grants since its inception, including over $50,000 in 2012. The Foundation also holds over $700,000 in reserve and endowment funds to ensure continued support in the future.

 

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