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.
Bernadette (Bunnie) Koenings passed away on April 7, 2011 at the age of 91. She was raised in Slinger, WI and graduated with a Masters Degree from UW-Madison. She spent her entire career in public education. She worked within Elmbrook from 1955-1982 as a guidance counselor at both Brookfield East and Brookfield Central High School. She is remembered as a very dedicated educator who maintained high standards as a professional educator and in her personal life. Her contributions to the students of Elmbrook (some of whom are currently educators in Elmbrook) were significant. She was active in sports and outdoor activities and particularly enjoyed swimming and gardening along with many dogs over her long life.
Bunnie was part of the Elmbrook Education Foundation's Legacy Circle which is comprised of those who have named the EEF (and/or the Lancer-Spartan Scholarship Fund) in their will. Her estate was recently settled which resulted in a leadership gift to the Foundation's Scholarship Program in her honor. This gift will fund the 2012 Bunnie Koenings Memorial Scholarship and will be awarded to a graduate from either BEHS or BCHS.