On behalf of everyone at the Eugene Education Foundation, we hope you’ve had a wonderful summer! For those of us working on behalf of public schools, September brings a great deal of excitement. Everyone across School District 4J is working hard to prepare for the return of our students. What is most exciting to us at EEF is the $150,000+, that that will be arriving at schools across the district through EEF grants. This is possible solely because of the contributions of donors like you. We truly cannot thank you enough.
EEF’s grants are possible because the Eugene community believes in the value of strong public schools. EEF is committed to funding worthy projects at every single school in the district, because we know that every single school has unmet needs. Here is just a sample of what you made possible:
–Over $25,000 for AVID college and career readiness at middle and high schools
–$5000 for after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) enrichment at Cesar Chavez Elementary
–$2000 in band instruments for Arts and Technology Academy
–$5000 in supplies for a drone programming class at South Eugene High School
–over $5000 in literacy enrichment at North Eugene High School
–and so much more, in science, technology, music, the arts, and reading. We encourage you to look at the full list of grants on our website, eeflane.org!
EEF continues to partner with 4J on projects that change the educational futures of our kids. This includes expanding the Kids in Transition to School pre-kindergarten program to 3 elementary schools this summer, allowing the highest risk kids and their parents to enter kindergarten confident and ready for a lifetime of learning.
EEF donors are also huge supporters of individual schools in 4J; this year we helped 4J schools raise over $400,000 in direct donations. EEF is proud to partner with 4J schools to enhance their fundraising efforts and broaden their reach.
As we anticipate the start of the school year, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your enduring and significant support of our public schools. We’re so excited to see students benefit from these opportunities, and to share their experiences with you.