The Elmbrook Education Foundation supports the students at all 11 of the District's public schools through its Continuing Education Scholarship, Innovation Grant and Super Grant Programs. In addition, the Foundation has established an endowment held by the Waukesha County Community Foundation to provide a source of permanent support for Foundation programs. For more information, please refer to the Foundation's web site.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Dinner Dance sponsored by Pasternak and Zirgibel, S.C. and hosted by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Brookfield) on 2/22/09.
A sell out crowd of 210 guests enjoyed dinner by Carrabba’s Italian Grill (locally owned and operated by Tony Iannice), coffee service by Caribou Coffee (Bluemound), and dance lessons by instructors from Danceworks (Milwaukee).
At the end of the evening, Bob Dolan (Dolan Productions) and Tom Gehl (School Board Member) spoke and a video production highlighting the work of the Foundation was shared with the crowd. The video was produced by Brookfield High School Senior, Ryan Kolter. Each guest was provided a scroll featuring the Foundation’s scholarship recipients over the past 50 years.
It was great to see so many people from across the District come out to socialize and support the Foundation! Over $25,000 was raised to benefit the Foundation's Educational Grant and Continuing Education Scholarship programs. This event also resulted in the development of two new fine arts scholarships sponsored by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center of the Arts which continues to be a true facility partner of the School District of Elmbrook.
On behalf of the entire board of directors, the EEF would like to extend sincere appreciation to Dea Fotsch and Jennifer Morales who volunteered to chair the event this year! Everyone had the opportunity to relax, spend time with friends, and have an opportunity to win many great prizes thanks to their efforts! The Foundation is excited to host this event again next year!
The Foundation depends on the generosity of its annual sponsors, event sponsors, raffle/auction donors, event guests and volunteers to reach its goals every year. We are so thankful for their ongoing support. All donors are featured on the Foundation’s web site (www.elmbrookeducationfoundation.com).
- March 16: Spring 2009 Grant Package Approved by EEF Board of Directors
- April 3: Deadline for Scholarship Applications from BEHS/BCHS seniors