Press Release Date: 11/16/20 Cedarburg Education Foundation
It truly is a time for giving thanks and honoring our educators! The Cedarburg School District teachers, staff, and administrators continue to work tirelessly to provide remarkable instruction and encouragement to our students during these challenging times. Although the school year feels and looks very different, the goal to deliver an exceptional and innovative educational experience remains the same.
The 2019 Dream Big Gala raised over $100,000 and we thank our community for supporting our CSD students. Past grants awarded include 3D printers for makerspace labs, picture communication symbols for playgrounds, Riveredge Science in Residence, Girls in STEAM, robotics program and more. In lieu of a 2020 Gala, the CEF is excited to launch the ‘In Honor of a Teacher’ campaign to support much needed funds to help our foundation continue to invest in innovative curriculum and equipment. The CEF Board hopes to count on your generous support this year. By visiting cef4kids.org/giving2020 or sending a donation directly to CEF, we ask that you include the name of the teacher, staff member or department who you wish to honor.
Make A Contribution to the Cedarburg Education Foundation in honor of your favorite teacher.
The Cedarburg Education Foundation provides a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help students achieve their potential by providing financial support through private funding. The foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation that was created in 2006. We are thrilled to announce the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Grants Awarded totaling over $53,500.
17 3D printers for new district-wide makerspace labs totaling
Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) boards for all CSD elementary school playgrounds
Riveredge Science in Residence program
Girls in STEAM program enhancement for Parkview
Maker Space 2.0 Workshop: robotics station and lego league curriculum
The CEF kicked off the 2019-2020 Fund A Need Campaign at the 2019 Dream Big Gala. Over the next year, the goal is to raise $135,000 towards the funding of equipment and supplies for maker-spaces at each of the schools in the Cedarburg School District (CSD). Examples of equipment that funds will be utilized for include:
Fanuc Robots – Grades 9-12 ($40,000)
Vinyl Cutters– Grades 6-12 ($1,000)
Green Screens – Grades K-12 ($500)
Tool Kits – Grades 3-12 ($100)
Any company or individual interested in this campaign can donate through our website and will receive a tax-deductible receipt. If you are interested in volunteering, becoming a sponsor or donating to support innovative curriculum please visit us at cef4kids.org.
The Cedarburg Education Foundation announces the appointment of new members to its executive board, as well as the full slate of board members and student ambassadors for 2020.
Mark Repenshek, Vice President – Ethics and Church Relations – Ascension, was installed as the President of the CEF and Julie Cosich Collins, former CEF President and President of KnotMagic, will serve as Past President.
The CEF also welcomes: Marc Martino, President-Elect and Grant Committee Chair; Dave Stern, Treasurer; Stacy Tolomeo, Communications Chair; Paul Shane, Donor Committee Chair; Deanna Montague, Gala Chair.
The full slate of additional board members is listed below:
Megan Miller – CHS Class of ’22
Ava Rheeve – CHS Class of ’21
Kyra Schachenman – CHS Class of ’21
Morgan Weber – CHS Class of ‘21
The Cedarburg Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2008. The CEF is a self-sustaining partner with all schools in the Cedarburg School District and community. The CEF provides grant funding to support curriculum innovation and has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to CSD in the last 14 years.
To join our board, volunteer or to make a contribution please contact the CEF at www.cef4kids.org.
Join us for this fun Back-to-School shopping social that helps our classrooms!
Join CEF & Ryloo Boutique on August 14th.
Cedarburg Education Foundation is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ryloo Boutique in downtown Cedarburg to raise funds and supplies for our local schools. From 10-4 PM, receive 15% off your entire purchase when donating new teacher supplies to benefit our local classrooms.
Stop in from 4-6PM for our CEF & Ryloo’s Teachers Closet Social when Ryloo Boutique will be making a special donation of 15% (on all purchases made between 4 and 6PM) to fund future CEF grants. As an added bonus, meet the CEF Board and get up to date on what CEF has planned this fall including the November Gala theme!
We look forward to seeing you!
Ryloo Boutique 262-204-8524 W62 N580A Washington Ave Cedarburg, WI 53012
For Immediate Release: The Cedarburg Education Foundation (CEF) has awarded $2,500 for the Riveredge Scientist in Residence grant submitted by Webster Middle School Science Teacher, Ms. Jodi Rogahn. The Scientist in Residence is an innovative program which forms a partnership between a school and the nature center by placing a Riveredge Nature Center educator alongside teachers to serve as a resource, mentor, and support system. The residence, which will happen in the 2019-2020 school year, helps meet needs defined by the district and builds a culture of outdoor learning that can be incorporated in day-to-day curriculum across subject areas for CSD students from 4K through 12th grade.
The CEF is proud to provide a funding source to enhance teaching methods not accounted for in the Cedarburg School District budget. Please remember that funding of grants is possible through the fundraising efforts of the CEF. The CEF’s upcoming fundraising events for 2019 will be our Fall Gala on November 9th, 2019.
Cedarburg School District students in grades 4K through 12 will have access to engineering programming thanks to a donation of over $100,000 from a German company. Read the full Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article here.
Katie Ramos, Principal of Westlawn Elementary School, shared this video created by Westlawn students to thank the CEF for the ThinkFun Games that were provided through a Spring 2018 grant award.
“These activities and games teach us about teamwork, developing a Growth Mindset and problem solving. They also incorporate content from math, science and engineering, which will help us be better prepared for future college and careers. Thank you for supporting our learning and our Maker Space!” – Katie Ramos, Principal – Westlawn Elementary School
The Cedarburg Education Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. The event was based on the popular television series, ‘Mad Men.’ CEF supports Cedarburg School District students by awarding grants for innovative curriculum and technology.
The new officers of the Cedarburg Education Foundation took their seats last week. They are, front row, from left, Marc Martino, Brooke Napiwocki, Secretary Stacy Tolomeo and President Julie Cosich; back row from left, are Marisa Nora, Mark Repenshek, Angela Lubben, Amy Arnholt and Treasurer Sue Loken. Not pictured are Rich Cass, Barb Tenpenny and Stacy Wilke. The CEF’s mission is to provide a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help students achieve their potential by providing financial support through private funding.
Cedarburg Education Foundation recently awarded over $18,000 in grants to the Cedarburg School District! Teachers and administrators celebrated the grants at a recent CEF Board Meeting. Thank you to all participants in our Mud Run and Bash over the past year to make this possible! For an overview of specific grants, please see the Grants Awarded page.
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The Cedarburg Education Foundation provides a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help students achieve their potential by providing financial support through private funding.
Meet Mike Barrett, he is a new board member. Mike has 3 kids in the cedarburg school district, two boys and girl. He works for River Run and is a Chief Technology Officer and he works for the Grafton Fire Department as an engineer, fire fighter, and EMT. Mike joined the board because his kids are his whole world and joining the board allows him to help an organization using his professional background while also ensuring the work he pours into it is directly benefiting the community and his kids. Mike plans to help with technology on the board. Mike says, “Education is incredibly important and unfortunately not all children have the same access to quality education as we do. It is important the best institutions share the knowledge and expertise we have with all educators to help narrow the gap. Continuing education is also something that I am passionate about. When we stop learning, we stop being the best versions of ourselves we can be”. And in his free time Mike enjoys house projects, wakeboarding, and spending time with his kids. ...
Happy New Year from the Cedarburg Education Foundation! As this year draws to a close, we would like to honor the continued dedication of our amazing educators during such a unique time. To make a contribution to our “In Honor of a Teacher” campaign and name a staff member who has impacted you, please click the link here - www.cef4kids.org/giving2020/
Days until year-end... don't forget to make your $300 in charitable gifts before year end to use the 2020 CARES Act "Universal" Tax Deduction. Contribute to the CEF In Honor of a Teacher campaign to wrap up your year-end charitable giving strategy!
Visit cef4kids.org/giving2020 and don't forget to include the name of the teacher, staff member or department who you wish to honor! ...