2008 Senior Scholarship recipients Brian Johnson, Briana Mock and Jeff Johnson with CEF President Pam Stein.
Dear Friends of Education,
The Clarkston Education Foundation has been diligently working to promote and enhance education in Clarkston schools for the past 10 years. We are a group of community members (volunteers), many of whom are alumni of CHS, who value and recognize the importance of a quality education for our students and for our success as a community. With federal and state budget cutbacks, public education has taken a big hit, which affects the discretionary dollars that infuse the innovative programs and necessary supplies and technology to maintain this quality education standard. We all are very aware of how these cutbacks have also increased the costs of a college and vocational/technical education. As foundation members we hold a strong belief that the best investment for the future of our community is a strong and successful Clarkston School District, with students pursuing secondary education upon graduation.
To this end – we are asking you to join us on our mission to promote and enhance education in Clarkston schools. Donations to the Clarkston Education Foundation support scholarships to CHS seniors, school mini-grants to teachers throughout the district, and a career fair at the Middle School. Previous alumni classes have been generous to donate as a class, and the class of 1961 is the class to beat! Your donations are gifts to eager students and teachers that appreciate the importance and value of education. No donation is too small – because when we all give – the benefit multiplies.
The Foundation is proud of the endowment that we have built to this point; we plan on supporting education for many more years to come. This past year we awarded six seniors with scholarships of $1000 or more for their college education, as well as four other graduates with financial support towards their secondary education. This would not have been possible without the generous support of donors, many of whom are alumni, who see the value of their investment.
We look forward to your support in what ever way you can to promote and enhance education.
Board of Directors
Clarkston Education Foundation