"It was a great evening of the community coming together to support a great cause -- unique and innovative learning opportunities for Fremont's students. We are fortunate to have sponsors and attendees who understand the importance of our mission."
Guin Financial, and CDW-G/Cisco led the sponsorships at the Platinum level of $5K and above. This is the fourth year in a row Guin Financial has anchored our event. We would like to thank and recognize Joe for his continued support. In addition to sponsorship, Joe Guin also gives of his time in service to the Fremont Education Foundation year long. Thanks again Joe.
Another set of returning sponsors, Pepper Construction and CIC Roofing. Both companies have helped champion our event at the Silver Level Sponsorship over the last two years, and counting. Thank You again!
Christine Lee with RE/MAX Showcase, Meridian Design Build, Harrison Wallace Financial Group, Siemens, and Touch of Sweets continued to help bring in record sponsorship dollars with Bronze Level Sponsorships. The FEF is very grateful for all of our sponsors, without whom we could not continue to grant thousands of dollars back to the students and educators of Fremont. For a complete list of our sponsors, please visit our website at: www.fsd79.org/fef
This year's event was again held at Ivanhoe Country Club, where golfers enjoyed a beautiful day to play a round. Twelve golfers qualified for a putt-off for a chance to win $10,000. Steve Cook attempted the 40 foot putt for the $10,000, but was not able to sink it – this year. Two foursomes won the prizes for lowest score for the scramble ball, and re-donated their prize winnings back to the Foundation. Thank you!
Our dinner and auction crowd arrived promptly at 5:30pm. Cocktail hour was headlined by Fremont’s own, Heather Moran accompanied by Jeff Trudell. The crowd enjoyed favorites like, “Skyfall”, and other melodies, while bidding on fabulous deals and enjoying engaging conversation. All registered dinner guests enjoyed the delicious offering and mouth watering bites showcased along the 35 foot buffet table complete with carving station.We hope you found it ALL suitable to your liking.
Such a buzz . . . you've had to of heard by now, about the addition of our online auction component to this year's event. It generated a lot of interest and revenue for the Foundation. “The online auction gave families, who were unable to attend the auction and dinner, ability to still bid on amazing, generous donations”, said Fremont School Board Representative, Kim Hansen. The list included our most priceless auction items and experiences donated by Fremont’s own creative educators. Coveted items on this "hot" list included: Reserved Front Row Graduation Tickets, Front Row Band/Choir seats; Principal for the Day; Assistant Principal for the Day; private art lessons, Geo-caching with Intermediate Specials Teachers; Board Games and Breakfast with 5th grade Teachers; Lunch with Lucy, and much more!
Last year, The Fremont Education Foundation funded over $55,000 worth of grant money to the students and educators of District 79. We have donated over $125,000 the past three years alone. Past grants include: Our first Digital Classroom at Fremont which provided a 1:1 student/ laptop ratio in the classroom, NIU STEAM fest, All the kids favorite Rock Climbing Wall in the Elementary School, iPads in the Intermediate School, SmartBoards, The purchase of three original Jazz Band Scores and the added bonus of studying and learning the music by local artist jazz Performer, Chris Madsen, Snowshoes, Girls on the Run Programs, online e-libraries in each media center, and many more hands-on, engaging learning tools.
Fremont teachers, administrators and educators continue to bring unique and innovative ideas and grant requests the Fremont Education Foundation in search of funding. There are some amazing ideas out there that we would love to fund, but can’t. With your help, through your generous donation of time, effort and/ or money, we can! Please be involved with your child’s education and future. Join us as we continue to stretch the bounds of the traditional classroom, foster a love of learning in every child, teach them to be global thinkers, and build enthusiasm and support within our community.