Monday, February 25, 2013
The final $10,000 of the 10-year contribution was given to the nonprofit this month.
Monday, February 25
How does a business truly make an impact in the community they serve? For Dearborn Federal Credit Union, the answer comes with a 10 year, $100,000 partnership with the Dearborn Education Foundation. A decade ago, the DFCU leadership team decided to make a strong commitment to education in the Dearborn community. A milestone in that commitment was realized this month when Theresa Fox, Caryn Solferino and the rest of the DFCU team presented DEF Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury with their annual $10,000 check placing them at the $100,000 level of giving. The ceremony took place during the foundation’s 8th annual Mardi Gras event on Feb. 12. The announcement was just one of many outstanding good news items shared at the event and reflected …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The annual event is hosted by the Dearborn Education Foundation.
The Dearborn Education Foundation is bringing Mardi Gras to Michigan with its annual fundraiser. The annual event takes place at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 3:30-9 p.m. It includes live music, food and a silent auction. Plus it's the last chance to purchase a ticket for the DEF's Big Shot Raffle—a $1,000 raffle ticket with a $50,000 payout to the winner. This years silent auction will include such items as tickets to see the Detroit Tigers, hotel packages, laptops, a wine tasting party, handmade items, and autographed merchandise. This event raises tens of thousands of dollars to help fund grant requests made by the teachers in Dearborn Public Schools. Their needs range from musical instruments and math and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Dearborn Board of Education announced the donations at their Monday night meeting.
More than $15,000 in donations of funds and technology products were announced Monday at the Dearborn Board of Education meeting. From a Promethean Board at Nowlin Elementary to funds for a new scoreboard at Edsel Ford High School, donations will be used mainly for technological advances in Dearborn's classroooms. Here's a look at the donations: Interested in making a donation to Dearborn Public Schools? Learn more at the Dearborn Education Foundation's website.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The foundation provides $110,000 in teacher grants that support classroom projects and technological needs.
The Dearborn Education Foundation’s efforts to generate funds for special projects and teacher grants for the 19,000-student Dearborn Public Schools yielded positive results in 2012, according to Eddie Fakhoury, the foundation’s executive director. In a presentation before the Dearborn Board of Education last week, Fakhoury announced that the foundation has raised nearly $200,000 this year to benefit students. “Our success is a reflection of our Board of Directors, our community at large, our mayor and our superintendent and all of the work they do to support us as well as the board and our students and teachers,” he said. “So it is our story, but it really is the story of the entire district.” Although the 2012 fiscal year final numbers …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tickets are $1,000 each, and the winner could receive as much as $50,000.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation is holding the Big Shot 50/50 Raffle. Between now and Dec. 12, 100 tickets will be sold at a price of $1,000 each, making the winning ticket worth $50,000. With only 100 tickets in play, this raffle offers groups from across southeast Michigan their best shot at a big payoff. Plus, every investment of $1,000 supports the DPSEF, a local non-profit with a focus on funding classroom tools, student activities and school upgrades in Dearborn Public Schools. Parent Teacher Associations, animal shelters, fire departments, cities, businesses, neighborhood block groups, athletic teams, after-school clubs, student organizations, and other groups or individuals who …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Metzler Scholarship is funded by Dearborn residents Richard and Doris Metzler.
Three Dearborn teens were honored recently by the Dearborn Education Foundation for their exemplary commitment to community service with the awarding of the Metzler Scholarship. Started by Dearborn residents Richard and Doris Metzler, the scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior at each of the district's three high schools. The winners are those who write the most compelling essay about their community service experiences. The 2012 winners were Omar Bahalwan from Fordson High School, Yara Fakhoury from Dearborn High School, and Kim Le from Edsel Ford High School. The scholarship comes from the couple's belief in community service. Richard Metzler was a Ford Motor Company employee, and Doris Metzler was a Dearborn Public Schools …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
FORE Dearborn raises funds for Dearborn Public Schools.
World-class golf and local fundraising combine with the planned return of the FORE Dearborn golf outing. The 2012 outing is planned for Sept. 30 at the Tournament Players Club of Michigan. FORE stands for Funding Opportunities and Resources in Education–in other words, funds raised will go to help pay for supplies, updates and initiatives at Dearborn's 32 public schools. The golf outing is coordinated by the nonprofit Dearborn Education Foundation. However, it is unique in that the event is co-chaired by Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston and Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly. The event includes a round of golf, lunch, and a silent auction. Learn more at www.dearbornedfoundation.org.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Dearborn Education Foundation reports that computers purchased with the $25,000 donation are helping improve classroom technology.
A $25,000 donation made to Dearborn Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year is paying off in the classroom, according to the Dearborn Education Foundation. The donation from Ford was used to pay for equipment and upgrades at the Michael Berry Career Center's computer lab, which prepares students for high-tech careers in engineering, design and manufacturing. According to a statement from the DEF, "The select groups of students that go through this program have chosen to pursue high tech fields of study in areas of engineering, various areas of technology, biology and physics." Teachers in the field lauded the donation as invaluable to their classrooms. DCMST Computer Science teacher, Kim Shawver, says: “The new DCMST computer lab has …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Feb. 14 event raised funds for grant requests at Dearborn Public Schools.
For the Dearborn Education Foundation, Mardi Gras was about much more than colorful masks or indulging in treats. The Dearborn nonprofit, which supplies Dearborn Public Schools classrooms with much-needed grant funding, celebrated its annual Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 14. It raised over $25,000, Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury announced Monday. The event took place at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course banquet center, and provided an evening of food, fun, music and prizes for local school employees, students, parents, business owners and city leaders. Participants had the chance to bid on a number of silent auction items, as well as win such prizes as a $1,000 gift card, or an Apple iPad. Several local schools were big winners, too. Each year …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Join us every day until Christmas for a new way to give time and money locally. Today, we showcase the Dearborn Education Foundation.
Name: The Dearborn Education Foundation Website: www.dearbornedfoundation.org What they're all about: The Dearborn Education Foundation's one and only mission is to help fund projects, upgrades, technology, materials and more for any of Dearborn's public schools. They fulfill teacher and school grant requests, as well as help donors funnel their dollars into specific projects or schools in need. Over the years, the foundation has given the schools more than $1.3 million. Recent donations have included a new digital sign for Maples Elementary, books and supplies for Nowlin Elementary and weight training equipment for Dearborn High School's athletic department. How to help: The foundation, headed up by Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury, …