The Public Education Foundation of Anniston recently received a $100,000 donation to benefit the career technology program.
The donation was funded by Anniston Fiber Optics and philanthropist and lawyer Donald Stewart. Anniston Fiber Optics seeks to provide fiber optic broadband internet access via fiber optic facilities within Anniston High School, as well as to provide funding to upgrade technology in the Anniston City Schools and surrounding area.
"Anniston's children deserve access to technology," Stewart said. "The career technology program provides a tremendous opportunity for our students. We hope this donation will help give students the self-esteem and skill set necessary to succeed in our exceedingly technological world."
PEFA Vice Chairman Bruce Jameson said the money will definitely go to good use.
"This funding will aid us in expanding student's learning opportunities, marketable skills and technological awareness. We are very grateful to receive this donation," he said.