Stories of Grants & Giving

2020 Spring Grants – more than $10,000 awarded

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors approved grants totaling more than $10,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Eight projects are receiving funding. Funding comes from four funds within … Read More

Pumpkins Build Community for Badger Elementary

Question: What can $300 and a little creativity and teamwork do? Answer: For Appleton’s Badger Elementary School and its families, A LOT. Teachers Amanda Strupp and Jaynie Busche wanted to bring together Badger’s 370 students and their families while the … Read More

AEF Grants Inspire “Next Level” Teaching and Learning

Eric Vanderloop, Fox River Academy 7th/8th grade teacher, and his students have directly benefited from two AEF grants over the last three years. He says the Appleton Education Foundation allows teachers to “chase dreams” and inspire next level teaching and … Read More

Unveiling a new look

Earlier this year AEF turned 24 years old! To honor how AEF has grown, we are unveiling a new look to carry us into the future. The Look We’ve kept our purple and green and made them more vibrant – … Read More

Knowledge Open 2021

Thank you to the more than 170 golfers who took to the greens last week Friday for the 23rd annual Knowledge Open. It was a successful day thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and staff of Winagamie Golf Course. The Knowledge … Read More

Donald and Vivian Huth Family Scholarship Fund

Donald Huth graduated from Appleton High School, daughter Linda graduated from Appleton East, and sons Tim and Steve graduated from Appleton West. Linda and Steve chose careers in education and Tim is co-owner of a popular Appleton eatery. It was … Read More

Vira and Alan Stoner Education Fund

With a combined 69 years of teaching in Appleton, Alan and Vira Stoner contributed to the success of many hundreds of Appleton public school students. Alan taught, coached and advised at Appleton East High School and Wilson Middle School while … Read More

AHS – Class of 1941 Fund

Students and staff at Appleton West High School have long benefited from alumni support. Alumni from the Class of 1941 formalized their commitment to their alma mater by endowing a fund within the Appleton Education Foundation. Led by William DeLong, the … Read More

Scheuerman Family Fund

Nancy is a retired Appleton Area School District (AASD) principal who has stayed involved with the district be coordinating a mentoring program for student teachers about to begin their careers in education.  Tom is a businessman working in commercial real … Read More

$10,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT 4K DISTANCE LEARNING

The Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) has awarded a $10,000 grant to support distance learning for Appleton Area School District (AASD) 4K students. “The AEF is honored to support distance learning for the district’s youngest learners,” said Julie Krause, executive director. … Read More

2019 Fall Grants – nearly $23,000 awarded!

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors approved grants totaling nearly $23,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Twenty-six projects are receiving funding. Districtwide $1,500 from the Bob and Gerri … Read More

2019 Spring Grants – nearly $25,000 awarded

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling nearly $25,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Nineteen projects are receiving funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education Foundation … Read More

2018 Fall Grants – more than $18,000 awarded!

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling more than $18,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Eighteen projects are receiving funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education … Read More

2018 Spring Grants- nearly $25,000 awarded

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling nearly $25,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Nineteen requests received funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund … Read More

2017 Fall Grants – more than $42,000 awarded!

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling more than $42,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Thirty-nine requests received funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education Foundation … Read More

2017 Spring Grants – More than $26,000 awarded!

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling more than $26,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Twenty requests received funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education Foundation … Read More

2016 Fall Grants – more than $30,000 awarded!

The Appleton Education Foundation has approved grants totaling more than $30,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Thirty requests received funding. All grants were awarded from the Appleton Education Foundation … Read More

2016 Spring Grants – more than $22,000 awarded!

Appleton Education Foundation board members were out and about the last few days delivering 13 grant awards. Following is a listing off all grants. Funds came from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund – an unrestricted endowment – unless otherwise noted. Appleton … Read More

2015 Fall Grants Awarded – more than $24,000!

Appleton Education Foundation board members and donors were out and about the last few days delivering grant awards – 32 of them to be exact. Board members (and in some cases donors/fund initiators) surprised grant applicants. There were tears, hugs, … Read More

East and West Alumni Directories

May 18, 2015 Attention Appleton East and West Alumni: The Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) is working with Harris Connect to produce 2015 alumni directories for both Appleton East High School and Appleton West High School – and the charter schools … Read More