The Fairfield Foundation for Education has launched a program to raise money and at the same time give the community a way to honor school staff who inspire students on a daily basis.

For a minimum donation of $25, an individual can place the name of a teacher, coach, administrator or other school staffer on the foundation's Honor an Educator Honor Roll, the foundation said.

The honor includes a certificate with the donor's personal message that can be sent to the honoree or delivered in person by the donor.

The foundation raises money and awards grants for innovative classroom programs

not funded by the

town's school budget. Donations are tax deductible.

A downloaded form is available on the foundation's website, www.fairfieldffe.org. Click on "Honor an Educator."

Messages with checks payable to "Fairfield Foundation for Education" also may be mailed to the foundation at PO Box 320561; Fairfield CT 06825.

For more information, call Gretchen Webster at 203-255-6342.