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The West Carrollton Education Foundation (WCEF) experienced another successful year in 2015. We hosted the 3rd Annual Spring Gala with the theme “Set Sail for Success”. It was a time to focus on the mission of WCEF and its importance to the community. More than $8,000 in grants were awarded to teachers in West Carrollton Schools. Two new members were inducted into the Distinguished Service Hall of Fame. Excellence in Education award recipients were honored, and “I Am a Pirate” members recognized. The Foundation is able to continue these traditions because of the financial support of our donors, and we thank you!

The Board expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Larry Campbell who served for many years as the West Carrollton School Board liaison to the Foundation. The service he provided during his tenure will always be remembered. As Larry has moved into retirement, WCEF welcomes Barbara Gardecki, Principal of Harold Schnell Elementary School, as the new School Board liaison.

Again, on behalf of The Board of Trustees, thank you for choosing to partner with WCEF in 2015. None of what we do would be possible without the ongoing support of our donors. As we approach the end of the year, please consider helping us finish strong by making a tax-deductible gift to the West Carrollton Education Foundation. We look forward to 2016 and new opportunities to grow and make a lasting impact on the lives of student attending West Carrollton Schools, and the community.

Carrie W. Cummings, President
West Carrollton Education Foundation
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Posted Monday, April 25, 2016
Community leaders established the West Carrollton Education Foundation in 1989 to provide supplemental, private funding of enrichment opportunities for students. WCEF was one of the first public school foundations established in the greater Dayton area and for twenty-five years it has worked with individuals, community groups and corporations to ensure that the quality of education in this community is comparable to the finest schools in the country.

By upholding the West Carrollton School District’s reputation for excellence, the Foundation plays a role in developing outstanding students, attracting and retaining excellent teachers, maintaining high quality schools, and delivering results that keep the West Carrollton Schools among the region’s elite.

Please consider supporting the West Carrollton City Schools by making a tax-deductible gift to the West Carrollton Education Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit and gratefully accepts contributions to its annual fund and endowment. Bequests and memorial gifts are welcome, and donors also have the option of establishing a special fund within the Foundation.
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Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The West Carrollton Education Foundation Board celebrated its 25th anniversary by honoring teachers and community members, and by awarding nearly $10,000 in classroom grants on April 24th. Congratulations to these WC teachers: Katie Cripps (Frank Nicholas), Denise McClure (Harry Russell), Scott Doyle (ECC), Lisa Ziegler (CF Holliday), and Korinne Toadvine (Harold Schnell) for their Excellence in Education awards. Community members recognized for their contribution to our schools and students include Ron Ferriel, Melody Richey, and Becky Nels Lewis. [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thursday, April 24, from 5:30-8:00pm at El Meson Restaurant

The Gala is an enjoyable evening filled with great food, friends and fellowship. Throughout the evening, the Foundation Board recognizes our West Carrollton staff members nominated for the Excellence in Education Guiler Fellowship Award, as well as those selected to receive educational grant monies provided by the Foundation and our generous supporters. In addition, we celebrate outstanding community members who exemplify Hall of Fame attributes that have directly contributed to student growth and education in our district.


Other highlights of the evening include representatives from local business supporters of WCEF, including El Meson's owner, Bill Castro, who works closely with our President, Carrie Cummings, to ensure a delicious meal, entertaining presentations, and an enjoyable ambiance for this fun-filled event. Don't forget to come prepared for our Silent Auction: each building in the district provides an enticing basket for your bidding pleasure and proceeds benefit the Foundation.

For more information including ticket sales, please contact Lisa Green at (937) 859-5121, ext. 1119. 

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Posted Friday, February 7, 2014

Coming up Tuesday, February 25, 5:00-7:00pm at El Meson Restaurant, featuring representatives from both cities of West Carrollton and Moraine, as well as the West Carrollton School District


The West Carrollton Education Foundation (WCEF) and the West Carrollton Education Recognition Association (ERA) will host this South Metro Chamber Event on February 25, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 pm, at El Meson Restaurant. The evening will allow both organizations to highlight their valuable services provided our school community, as well as offer a networking opportunity for all who attend. In addition to WCEF and ERA, our West Carrollton School District plans to participate and promote the 40 Developmental Assets, the framework for focusing on the positive growth and development of the young people we serve in our community.
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Posted Friday, February 7, 2014
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