Dear EEF supporters,
For those of us working on behalf of public schools, September brings feelings of great excitement and promise. Everyone across School District 4J is working hard to prepare for the return of our students. EEF is gratified to be providing a total of over $175,000 in grants, with at least one to every single school in the district, as well as so many important district programs. This is possible solely because of the contributions of donors like you. We truly cannot thank you enough.
EEF’s work is 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 district grants you made possible:
- Over $25,000 for AVID college and career readiness at middle and high schools
- $20,000 to make artists-in-residence available to every single elementary school
- $10,000 to continue our pre-kindergarten readiness program, Kids in Transition to School
- School grants included science, technology, music, the arts, and reading. We encourage you to look at the full list of grants on our website, eeflane.org!
It is our mission and our honor to work together to change the educational futures of our kids. Consistent with our mission of “promoting educational excellence and opportunities for all students” EEF will support the school bond for 4J, which will allow the district to build 3 new schools as well as to make a huge range of critical improvements to facilities, expand new curriculum, and so much more. Together, we have the opportunity to raise over $300 million for the future of our kids. This bond will have an incredible impact on the next generation of Eugene kids, and we urge you to lend your vote to the future of our community. Of course, you can contact us any time with your questions.
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.