West Carrollton Education Foundation

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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 [email protected] or Brad Snider at [email protected].  You can also contact the Foundation through their general e-mail at [email protected].  

A Message from our President, Carrie Cummings


July 3, 2020

Friends of the West Carrollton Education Foundation,

I hope you and your families are doing well in the midst of a most challenging time.  I think it’s safe to say no one anticipated a worldwide pandemic and the resulting economic impact.  As a not-for-profit organization, the West Carrollton Education Foundation (WCEF) has also been affected financially.

Every April, WCEF hosts its annual recognition gala.  It is a time to come together and celebrate success within the West Carrollton School District as it relates to teacher excellence, volunteer efforts of members of our school community, and to award grants that enable teachers to continue to provide exciting educational opportunities for our students.  These activities are not without a price.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors in the past, and without the gala forum, we were still able to bring a ray of positivity by awarding over $10,000 in grants this year.

The gala, which is a fundraiser and key revenue driver, typically enables us to cover expenses. The fact that it did not occur has caused the Board of Trustees to seek other ways to replenish our operating account and grow our endowment.  We need your help.

We are utilizing social media more, and recently hosted a successful Facebook auction.  We will offer similar opportunities during the year.  We have partnered with “Party with a Purpose” on an event to be held July 28, 2020 at the Submarine House in Centerville, assuming the facility is open for public seating.  Please watch for email notifications and postings on our website.  Finally, in support of social distancing and various safety guidelines, we encourage you to donate to WCEF online via The Dayton Foundation at WC Education Foundation Donation  This is an efficient alternative given office closures.

Please continue to be safe and remember to support the West Carrollton Education Foundation.  Thank you and take care!

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                             

Angie Shockley
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