The purpose of the Garfield Heights Education Foundation is to support the development and implementation of school improvement initiatives and model programs, award student scholarships and teacher grants, and leverage community resources to support, strengthen, and improve public education in Garfield Heights City Schools. The outcome of this collaboration will be high-quality educational initiatives designed to meet the needs of Garfield Heights City School District students. The Garfield Heights Education Foundation exists as a separately incorporated charitable organization. As a public charity, all contributions to the Foundation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, will receive the maximum deduction allowed by law. As an independent entity, it will enhance the existing educational programs of the Garfield Heights City Schools. The Garfield Heights City Schools Board of Education shall not use the funds received by the Foundation to supplant any part of the regular operating budget.