Learning & Liberty Foundation of Fremont City Schools

Learning & Liberty Foundation of Fremont City Schools


About the Foundation

The Learning & Liberty Foundation is a foundation governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of school officials and members of the community. The purpose of the foundation is to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities which are provided by Fremont City Schools Board of Education. The articles of incorporation and bylaws serve as guides for the operation of the foundation.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of The Learning and Liberty Foundation of the Fremont City Schools to enhance the learning process, increase educational opportunities and encourage instructional innovation and creativity by generating and distributing financial and other resources. The objectives of The Learning and Liberty Foundation are:

  1. To enhance educational programs and classroom instruction in the Fremont City Schools. Grant proposals will be reviewed by the foundation's board of trustees within the stated purposes of the foundation.
  2. To provide opportunities for organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals to contribute time, energy, expertise, money and other resources to The Learning and Liberty Foundation of the Fremont City Schools.
  3. To invest and manage a permanent fund (for use of interest only) which will be of increasing value to the Fremont City Schools. This fund will provide enduring resources for the proposed programs, ideas and school projects designed to benefit the Fremont City Schools.

Board of Trustees

Jon C. Detwiler, Chairperson Tracy Lytle, First Vice Chairperson Charles E. Hull, M.D., Second Vice Chairperson Robert L. Overmyer, Treasurer Gena Hineline, Secretary Lori Bloom, Trustee Suzanne Brickner, Trustee Arthur Bucci, Jr., Trustee Melissa Hanson, Trustee Paul Hershey, Trustee Nancicarol Woleslagel, Trustee


Activities and Sponsorships

Students of the Month

The Learning & Liberty Foundation is the proud sponsor of the “Students of the Month” program. Students in grades 1-8 are selected by classroom teachers and recognized during FCS Board of Education Meetings throughout the academic year.

Ross High School Scholarships

The Learning & Liberty Foundation awards scholarships to seniors on an annual basis. Congratulations to the 2021 scholarship recipients:

David B. Brickner Scholarship

  • Kaitlyn Fisher
  • Haleigh Rios
  • Morgan Shetzer

Ross High School Scholarship

  • Julian Chavez
  • Haleigh Rios

Ross High School Positive Attitude Scholarship

  • Nick Pearson
  • Tannah Bower

Academic Olympics

Each year students in grades 6-12 are recognized by The Learning & Liberty Foundation for academic excellence. Students are recognized based upon grade point averages during awards programs and receive academic pins/charms, certificates and bronze, silver and gold medals. The Gold Medal Banquet is held on an annual basis in order to recognize high school students with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average over the two semesters of the school year. Thank you to Croghan Colonial Bank and The Learning & Liberty Foundation for sponsoring this event. The 2022 Gold Medal Recipients are as follows:

Lydia Braun, Sarah Burciaga, Nicholas Burkin, Drew Davis, Xavier DeCoursey, Kaitlyn Fisher, Madison Gallagher, Malakhi Griffin, Jakaia Harper-Horn, Kurt Harrison, Elizabeth Keller, Marcus Kupka, Dylan Mathna, Haleigh Rios, Ethan Ritchie, Weston Schroeder, Morgan Shetzer, Allison Taylor, Ava VanNess, Jasmine Weiker, Samantha Alejo Hernandez, Lillian Anderson, Emiley Barickman, Anaya Bell, Mia Durnwald, Ava Ernsberger, Bryce Estep, Maraina Gaunt, Ava George, Manuela Gomez Osorio, Jenna Gooslin, Kamiya Harmon, Isabella Harrison, Hailey Held, Alexander Hineline, Rebecca Jensen, Maximo Jimenez-Gonzalez, Carma Johnson, Maxwell Kelly, Logan Kilgore, Cole Kinsey, Kamryn Krieger, Lily LeJeune, Macy Merrill, Sydney Miller, Brayden Mong, Kylah Olds, Aryal Patino, Hope Riehl, Hadley Rios, Hannah Rios, Isaac Sartin, Anastasia Sipperley, Mackenzie Smith, Ella Szabo, Arrayah Witmer, Aidan Zimmerman


FCS Grant Opportunities

The Learning & Liberty Foundation awards instructional grants to teachers for a maximum of $500.00. Grants are intended to enhance the learning opportunities in the classroom by providing resources for the creative teachers for a long-term project or special learning activities.

FCS Teacher Grant Opportunities


The Learning and Liberty Foundation extends appreciation to our
2022-2023 Donors:

The Family of David Brickner, Jennifer Abdoo, Christina French, Richard LaFountain, Randall Macko, Tamara Martin, Lori Nossaman, Robert and Anne Overmyer, Erin Parker, Regina Reed, Rhonda Schmidt, Bridget Smith, Christine Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woleslagel.