Find a fund

The Appleton Education Foundation stewards more than 90 charitable funds to support education in the Appleton community. Gifts can be directed to any fund at any time. View our current list of funds.

In some cases, families and/or volunteers currently are fundraising to support specific initiatives. Below is a list of these funds with links to Giving pages.

Please contact us with any questions or to help you identify the fund you wish to support. 920-832-1517


East Endowment

Established in 2017, the Patriots Pay It Forward Endowment Fund supports learning opportunities and needs at Appleton East High School not covered by the traditional school budget. Appleton East staff requests are reviewed by an internal committee made up of educators, administrators, students and parents. Please contact Corey Otis or Mary Bend to learn more.


Thaldorf Music Scholarship

In honor of Mr. Thaldorf’s 31 years with the Appleton Area School District and his amazing dedication to the Appleton North band program these past 25 years. A permanent endowed scholarship fund of $15,000 will support an annual scholarship for an Appleton North graduating senior who plans to continue playing music at the college level.


Korey Fischer Outdoor

Korey grew up in Appleton and attended Johnston Elementary School, Madison Middle School and Appleton East High School. He was an avid soccer player, sang in the men’s choir and was voted “Sam Patriot,” the school’s mascot, his senior year.