Facebook grant winner!

Facebook winner 2013

Julie Krause, AEF executive director, presents Lauren Frownfelter with her grant certificate.

At 10 p.m. last night, Lauren Frownfelter Viljamaa won AEF’s Facebook grant competition! She garnered 202 likes – 20 more than her closest competition.

Lauren will use the funds to start a dance club at Highlands Elementary. She will purchase performance props to engage students in the arts and physical education. The club will perform later in the school year.

We can’t wait to get the invitation to the show!

Once again, thank you to everyone who voted for your favorite grant idea.

And, a HUGE thank you to all of Appleton’s creative educators who submitted ideas for the competition!

As promised, here is the media release featuring grant recipients from AEF’s 2013 fall grant cycle. Nearly $33,000 was awarded. The next grant deadline is April 10, 2014.

Contact the AEF office with any questions.