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Giving Opportunities

Thank you for considering making a gift to the FTEF. You have many choices for directing your monetary donation - read about them here*.



1891 Society

If you're interested in  including the FTEF in your will, trust, or other charitable planned gift as part of your estate plan, please call our Executive Director at 859-815-2004.


Here are the important documents your attorney or financial planner may need.

The FTEF annually contributes a percentage of funds raised to the Endowment until it reaches $1 million, at which point the Education Foundation will be able to use the interest to fund administrative costs and supplement grant awards. Direct contributions to the endowment fund are always welcome.

Highlands Legacy Lockers are a unique opportunity to ensure your person legacy is permenantly associated with Highlands' tradition of athletic excellence

Would you like to be inolved in the Campaing for Johnson - the final piece of the puzzle? Johnson Elementary is the last of the 5 schools in our district to be rebuilt and/or renovated. 

We are in the final stages of fundraising to ensure that this school is finished to the level we have come to expect in Fort Thomas. 

Celebrate with the Foundation Club during Highlands High School home football games!


Foundation Club members enjoy:

  • a bird’s eye view of the football games on a heated, covered porch with flat screen tv

  • VIP parking

  • a private entrance

  • catered meals


If you are interested in becoming a member, please call us at 859-815-2004. Hurry, limited memberships are available.

Any teacher, administrator or staff member can apply for a FTEF Teacher Grant. Grants are awarded in the spring by the ‘Grants Patrol’ where teachers and students are surprised with the news and presented a ‘big’ check.


Granted items have included:

  • Library materials

  • iPads

  • Laptops

  • Musical Instruments

  • Digital Cameras

  • Calculators

  • Video Production Software

  • Robotics Software


The Blue Feather Society is a membership program of the FTEF to support the mission of enhancing educational excellence. 

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* All contributions are tax-deductible. Consult with your financial advisor for your individual situation and potential tax benefits.