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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 19, 2014

Reflecting on Faculty Follies

By Jeri Kunkle | May 16, 2013

Faculty Follies 2013 is over and congratulations are in order to the talented teachers and administrators that volunteered their time to this fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools.

Your hard work raised more than $7,000 in one afternoon that will go in our endowment fund. The interest off that fund is used twice a year to award grants to teachers for extra materials needed in their classrooms. This was the teachers’ way of saying thank you for more than $257,000 in grants since 1998.

If you bought a raffle ticket, thank you for your support. The grand prize of $2,500 went to Gary Roth. The $1,000 prize went to Alex Kessel and the $500 prize to Judy White. All three are big supporters of education. Thanks too to KMCD, FPAC, and the Fairfield Ledger for helping us promote this fundraiser and to those businesses who sponsored ads.

If you attended the Follies, thank you for your support of the teachers! Next time, in April of 2015, we are encouraging more live acts but it was fun to see students having as much fun as the teachers in the videos. When a student sees their teacher being a little silly for a good cause it also teaches them that volunteering is an important part of community. This fundraiser supports student learning and what could be better than that!

Thanks finally to the Education Foundation board that did all the things behind the scenes to make this an entertaining and successful event. If you want to make a donation to the Education Foundation go to our web site www.fairfieldeducationfoundation.org.

 

– Jeri Kunkle, Faculty Follies director and Fairfield school board member

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