2018 Grants Awarded
SCHOOL APPLICANT GRANT TITLE ACSD Comm. Partnership ACSD Comm. Partnership ACSD Community Partnership Bridport Andrea Way Burlington Taiko Drummers Cornwall Valerie Calzini Exploration of West African Drumming/Dance Cornwall Margaret Gish/Andrew Hirsch Shakespeare: It's Elementary Workshop Mary Hogan Sonia Kulhowvick Flynn Theater: Orchestra Experience Mary Hogan Shauna Lee Kids Yoga Together (Yoga Retreat) Mary Hogan Deb Martin Ice Skating and Outdoor Classroom Materials Mary Hogan Pascale Grossnickle Wind Turbines: A Montshire Museum Workshop Mary Hogan Alyssa Mongelli StarLab: A Montshire Museum Workshop Mary Hogan Julie Altemose Wishtree MUMS Moquin, Barnes. P-Askew, McCarthy Pasco Probes for EcoZone IB Design & Science GRASPS MUHS Liz LeBeau Choral Workshop with A Capella Group MUHS Michelle Steele Travel to Montreal Ripton Tracey Harrington Window to a Mulitcultural World Salisbury Anthony Francescutti KEEC Salisbury Leigh Harder Everybody Wins! Salisbury Casey Fitzgerald Yoga Salisbury Amy Clapp Birds and Binoculars: Citizen Scientists in Action Salisbury Kendra Gratton Building a Uke Fleet Weybridge Christina Johnston Taiko: a Window into Culture
Liz Lebeau's Choral Workshop with a capella group "'Round Midnight," filming and editing by Jerry Shedd:
WHAT IS ACEEF?
Several years ago a group of friends and neighbors got together to encourage new approaches to public education; they knew that innovative teaching had to be celebrated and rewarded. So they launched a fundraising campaign to endow a program of grants to teachers, students and community members for a wide variety of projects which just can't be anticipated or included in the school budget.
Thus was born the Addison Central Educational Endowment Fund (ACEEF). Under the Addison Central School District's non-profit status, ACEEF is governed by a community-based Board of Directors drawn from the district's member towns. ACEEF was established to promote excellence and opportunity for students and teachers in the Addison Central School District. The Endowment Fund raises money to support innovative programs which are beyond the scope of the schools' budgets. Since it was established in 1989, ACEEF has awarded over 300 grants benefiting every school in ACSD.
The innovative partnership that the Addison County community has forged with its schools with the creation of ACEEF has provided an excellent opportunity for our teachers, students and community members to develop unique and unusual projects for the benefit of students without the bureaucratic requirements that often plague grant development.
• Support creative opportunities that stimulate students' interest and learning.
• Encourage programs that generate enthusiasm and personal initiative among teachers, students, parents, and community members.
• Encourage students to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons.
• Strengthen public support for, and awareness of, the school system.
ACEEF CRITERIA FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
• Proposals that encourage excellence and most closely approach ACEEF goals.
• Projects not traditionally funded by tax funds.
• Potential for sharing project concepts with other schools.
• Attention should be paid to distribution of awards throughout ACSD.
(Grants are awarded once a year. Deadline for grant application is early to mid-October of each year. Exact dates of grant application deadlines will be posted as they become available. Grant money will be available for projects from November 8 through May 15 of the following year.)2018-2019 ACEEF Board of Directors:President: Sarah Ingersoll, Vice-President: Emily Bridges, Secretary: Jennifer SmithBoard Members: Shelly Becker, Kathy Boe, Diane Hare, Melanie Parton, and Wendy HirdlerACEEF is currently looking for new board members, especially from Shoreham and Ripton. Contact Sarah Ingersoll at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.