Finally, we also awarded a NEW award this year: the Executive Director Award. This award is given to someone who goes about & beyond supporting the WEF. Congrats to this year's winner, Sue Ettinger, who has been an amazing partner & supporter for years. We're so lucky! #WEFEfE
At our recent Evening for Education, we celebrated Bill Baumgart, the 2022 WEF Sally Jo Michalko Lifetime Excellence in Education award winner. Learn more about why Bill was so very deserving of this special award! https://vimeo.com/807348935 #WEFEfE
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We found the pot of gold for grants! WE'RE AWARDING $50K THIS YEAR! Waukesha teachers, staff & administrators - we want to support your great idea. Submit your request by 4/7! Visit https://bit.ly/WEFGrantInfo for more info & to apply! #WEFGrantsWork
At our recent Evening for Education, we celebrated our 2022 WEF Award Winners. Congrats to 2022 Corporate Partner Award winner, Generac Power Systems. Learn more about why Generac was so deserving of this award! https://vimeo.com/807348304 #WEFEfE #2022CorporatePartner
At our recent Evening for Education, we celebrated our 2022 WEF Award Winners. Congrats to 2022 Community Partner Award winner, the Waukesha YMCA. Learn more about why the Waukesha YMCA was so deserving of this award. https://vimeo.com/807347959 #WEFEfE #2022CommunityPartner
What a fantastic night at the 2023 Evening for Education! Check out the great photos from Roberta Colletta Photography! #WEFEfE2023 #StrongSchools# StrongBusinesses #StrongCommunities https://www.robertcollettaphotography.com/Events-Source/WEF/3723-Evening-Of-Education-/
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather & came out tonight to celebrate education in our community! Thank you to the volunteers, our donors, & our sponsors & congrats to our award winners! #WEFEfE2023 #StrongSchools #StrongBusinesses #StrongCommunities
It's the great escape! We know the students at Hillcrest love learning with the Breakout EDU kits that were purchased with funds from a 2020 WEF Grant! Learn more! https://wefinc.blogspot.com/2023/03/grant-spotlight-breaking-out-of-chaos.html #WEFGrantsWork
Congratulations (AGAIN!) to South HS for being the top fundraising secondary school & winning breakfast for their staff! The Casual for a Cause program is an optional fundraising program coordinated by the SDW which raises money for our annual grant program.
Congratulations (AGAIN!) to Hillcrest for being the top fundraising elementary school and winning breakfast for their staff! The Casual for a Cause program is an optional fundraising program coordinated by the SDW which raises money for our annual grant program.
GRANT SPOTLIGHT: If you haven't visited the Horwitz Deremer Planetarium lately, check it out! Located inside the Retzer Nature Center, this program is a district "star!" See what we did there?#WEFGrantsWork https://wefinc.blogspot.com/2023/02/grant-spotlight-horwitz-deremer.html
Just another day of beautiful Wisconsin winter weather....Looking for something to do? Our Silent auction is open until 3/9! (Bucks Tickets item closes THIS Friday!) #WEFEFE2023 https://handbid.app.link/EFE2023
We are NOT happy about our event postponement, but you should be! Take some time today to peruse & BID on our silent auction, which is now open until 3/9/23 at approximately 7:15pm. Please read item descriptions for any exceptions! https://handbid.app.link/EFE2023 #EFE2023Take2
We have made the difficult decision to postpone our Evening for Education event, which was scheduled for Thursday, 2/16/23. As you all know, the weather forecast for Thursday is not good and has resulted in both business and school closures throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. While storm models seem to be varying, it is anticipated that we could get a significant amount of snowfall, coupled with strong winds. However, our decision to postpone was not only made only by considering the weather. We lost most of our volunteers (who were mostly students) and all of our entertainment for the evening. We have already had many calls and cancellations. When students perform at such events, it is considered an extracurricular activity, and the liability we were assuming by having these kids drive here in horrible weather was also not worth having them here. Their safety, and the safety of our guests, is most important. But, we have good news. We have rescheduled the event for Thursday, March 9, same time and place, and our silent auction will remain open for bidding up until the new date's deadline.
Today is the day! The Waukesha Education Foundation is now accepting 2023 grant applications through 4/7/23. SDW teachers, staff & administrators are eligible to apply. To apply, review the criteria, or view resources & deadlines, visit https://bit.ly/WEFGrantInfo #WEFGrantsWork
The time to apply for a grant is almost here! Our 2023 grant application window will open one week from today. Visit https://bit.ly/WEFGrantInfo to learn more about the grant process and review key resources that can help you prepare your request. #WEFGrantsWork
And as Friday comes to a close, so does our event registration. THANK YOU for the support. Need tickets? We have just a few seats left, please contact our office at 262 970-1143 & we will try to accommodate you. http://sdwone.us/wefefe2023
Help us celebrate the success of our grant winners in our weekly Grant Spotlight! https://wefinc.blogspot.com/2023/02/grant-spotlight-real-world.html #WEFGrantsWork
Last Call! The last day to order tickets or secure a sponsorship for the 2023 Evening for Education is THIS FRIDAY, February 3. Don't delay! Questions? Call our office at 262 970-1143 or visit the event landing page at http://sdwone.us/wefefe2023 #WEFEFE2023
The WEF held scholarship window is OPEN! Applicants must apply by April 2, 2023 at 11:59pm. Some coach selected awards have earlier deadlines, please see your athletic office. Visit https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/o/wef/page/scholarship-opportunities to learn more!