Continuing with its tradition of making local donations at the start of the school year, the city of Brentwood announced several donations to local entities during its Aug. 26 city commission meeting.
The city presented checks of nearly $250,000 to local schools attended by Brentwood students as well as community programs serving local residents.
Williamson County Schools received $239,000 of the total donation, with individual schools each receiving between $5,100 to $62,000. Take a look at the breakdown below:
- Brentwood High School: $62,400
- Ravenwood High School: $62,400
- Brentwood Middle School: $15,600
- Sunset Middle School: $15,600
- Woodland Middle School: $15,600
- Crockett Middle School: $10,400
- Edmondson Elementary School: $10,400
- Kenrose Elementary School: $10,400
- Liscomb Elementary School: $10,400
- Scales Elementary School: $10,400
- Sunset Elementary School: $5,100 (donation made in proportion to number of Brentwood students attending)
- Jordan Elementary School: $10,400
In the past 33 years, the city has donated more than $5.8 million to schools in Williamson County, according to a news release. The schools are free to use the money for a number of programs, including books, technology and computers, music and arts programs, engineering programs and sports equipment.
WCS Superintendent Jason Golden was in attendance during the meeting and expressed his gratitude for the donations from the city.
“I want to add my thanks to you all as well, and I was sitting there and thinking about all of the examples—and I couldn’t even think of all of them—where we have worked together to serve our community. I think of the times where we’ve done some small things to help [the city]and [the city has]done some large things to help us, and I appreciate it,” Golden said. “These things that you just absolutely do not have to do is a pretty wonderful thing.”
During the meeting, the city commission also presented donations to area nonprofits and youth programs, including the Brentwood Blaze, the Brentwood Ball Club, Fifty Forward, the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency and the YMCA Full Circle Program.
- Brentwood Blaze Youth Football: $18,000
- Brentwood Ball Club: $21,000
- Brentwood YMCA: $13,000
- Fifty Forward Martin Center: $50,000
- Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency: $3,250