The MHS Science Department Fund
This fund was started in 2011 by Morton High School Science Department Head, Mr. Scott Lynn. The purpose of the fund is to provide annual grants to support the purchase of equipment; defraying the costs of participating in science related activities, competitions, etc.; and other science related activities or purchases.
"A strong Science education program is key to helping our students develop problem-solving skills in a world that is increasingly more scientific and technological," said Morton High School Science Department Head, Mr. Scott Lynn. He started the MHS Science Department endowment fund with a $1,000 donation of his own in 2011, and then held several school fundraisers over the years to help grow the fund,
Then in 2015, a former student of Mr. Lynn's, who had become a successful doctor, made a donation of $10,000 to the fund. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, included a note for Mr. Lynn, thanking him for instilling the love of science in the donor, causing him to pursue a career in medicine. What a beautiful way to say thanks.
By giving to the MHS Science Department Endowment Fund through the Morton Community Foundation, the science program is benefited forever. Donations are invested over time. Earnings from the MHS Science Department Endowment Fundare used to support the purchase of equipment; defray the costs of participating in science related activities, competitions, etc.; and other science related activities or purchases in the future. The initial gift—and all future earnings from a gift—is a permanent source of capital, helping do good work today and into the future.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this endowment fund, please click the button below for online donations. Be sure to designate the MHS Science Department Fund. Or, you can mail a check to 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550.