Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Demopolis City Schools Foundation Raises $1 Million

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Demopolis City Schools Foundation Raises $1 Million

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In 1993, Demopolis City Schools Foundation founder Hugh Lloyd had a goal of one day raising $1 million for an endowment fund that would benefit the city's schools and students for years to come.

Last week, his goal was met.

The Alabama Power Foundation awarded the Demopolis City Schools Foundation a $25,000 grant during the 20th annual donor appreciation celebration. The grant equaled the amount the foundation needed to hit its longtime "Hallelujah" goal of $1 million.

"Obviously, we're very excited," said Amanda Barnes, executive director of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation. "I think it's a huge goal for a community of our size to reach this. We're a small school system in the Black Belt of Alabama and I've never heard of a school system in this area contributing that much money for education. It just shows how much the people of our community love their education system. …

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