West Carrollton Education Foundation

West Carrollton Education Foundation

West Carrollton Education Foundation

A Foundation for the Future

Founded in 1989, the WCEF is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. It is administered by a nine-member Board of Trustees who represent various groups within the school community. The mission of the West Carrollton Education Foundation is to raise private funds from community individuals, businesses, and organizations and to distribute these funds as classroom grants for student enrichment.

Annually, the WCEF inducts members of the greater school community into its Distinguished Service Hall of Fame and recognizes outstanding teaching with Dickinson Thetford Guiler Fellowships.

West Carrollton Education Foundation Annual Fundraising Campaign

The West Carrollton Education Foundation was one of the first in the Dayton Area to benefit a public school system. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, the West Carrollton Education Foundation is making a positive difference in the education of West Carrollton’s students. 

The West Carrollton Education Foundation and its funds are components of The Dayton Foundation. Leadership for the West Carrollton Education Foundation rests in our own community. Fiscal oversight is maintained by The Dayton Foundation, which serves the Dayton/Miami Valley area. This partnership allows for the West Carrollton School District community to benefit from local leadership and profit from resources pooled with others in investment growth. Your gifts to the WCEF are tax-deductible, and should be directed to:

West Carrollton Education Foundation
Attn: Treasurer, WCEF
430 East Pease Avenue
West Carrollton, OH 45449

More information is available by e-mailing Carrie Cummings at cwcummings01@gmail.com or Brad Snider at bdsnider@mvh.org


A Message from our President, Carrie Cummings

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the West Carrollton Education Foundation (WCEF), I would like to thank all of our donors for their support! This was another very successful year, and we could not have done it without you.

The 6th annual Spring Gala was held in April at the University of Dayton Arena, Boesch Lounge. It was the culmination of highlights for the year. During the event, WCEF awarded grants to teachers of the West Carrollton School District totaling more than $10,000. These grants provide supplemental funding of innovative and creative opportunities to encourage student growth and development. Former school superintendent, Dr. Rusty Clifford, and district alumnus and volunteer David Biggs were inducted into the Distinguished Service Hall of Fame. Teachers Heather Augenstein, Ashley Cable, Michael Downing, Neil Manning, and Leigh Sanner were honored as Excellence in Education recipients. After a rigorous evaluation process, I was honored to present Neil as the 2018 Dickinson Thetford Guiler award recipient during the District’s opening day ceremony. 

This year, WCEF engaged a consulting group to facilitate development of a strategic plan for the organization. One of our key goals is to complete the fundraising effort to build a $250,000 endowment. We encourage you to support this effort by making a current donation, and considering the WCEF as part of your legacy planning. This endowment is critical in order to sustain the mission of WCEF for the benefit of all the students who will walk the halls of our schools. We hope we can count on your support, and that you will share this information with others.

Please give generously, and remember that your gift is tax-deductible, and greatly appreciated.

Carrie W. Cummings, President
West Carrollton Education Foundation
Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Carrie Cummings, President  
Don Schweitzer, Vice President  
Don Henry, Treasurer              
Dr. Brad Snider, Secretary
Brenda Milano                        
Mark Miller                             
Jeffrey Sanner                          
Angie Shockley
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