Stories of Grants & Giving: Uncategorized

Golfers from Richmond Elementary School.

Knowledge Open 2023

Thank you to the nearly 200 golfers who joined us for the 25th annual Knowledge Open on Friday, July 21. We are grateful to all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who made this year the best yet— and great … Read More

Welcome Julie Pahnke to the AEF team!

Hello! My name is Julie Pahnke and I am AEF’s new Grants & Scholarships Manager. In my role, I will manage and further develop the Foundation’s growing grant and scholarship programs. It is a pleasure to be working with the … Read More

2022 Scullen Award recipient: Lee Allinger

Lee Allinger received AEF’s 2022 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award on October 12, to recognize his outstanding efforts — past and present — to improve education in the Fox Valley Region. Lee graduated from Appleton East High School and returned … Read More

5 ways to celebration National Support Public Education Day

*This post is originally from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s The Loop. Saturday, July 30, is National Support Public Education Day. What’s worth celebrating? Nearly 86% of Wisconsin’s K-12 students attend public schools, according to this 2019-20 … Read More

Knowledge Open 2022

Despite the rainy and cool weather, nearly 200 golfers joined us for the 24th annual Knowledge Open on Friday, July 15. In the Knowledge Open all golf teams play to support an Appleton Area School District school. This year 18 … Read More

Scullen Leadership Award – call for nominations

The Appleton Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2022 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award. The award recognizes a Fox Cities resident who is considered a leader in the field of education like its namesake, the late Thomas Scullen, an … 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

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

2015 Spring Grants Awarded

This week grants totaling more than $19,000 were delivered to AASD schools! A big thank you to all AASD educators who applied for grants and congratulations to everyone who has received funding. We can’t wait to hear the results of … Read More

> $19,000 Awarded

The AEF Board of Directors recently approved grants totaling >$19,000. Thanks to all educators who applied and congratulations to the recipients! A perk of being an AEF Board Member is that you get to go into the schools and hand … Read More