Welcome to CAEEF/Alumni Page
The Crawford AuSable Excellence in Education Foundation (CAEEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created in August 2015 to:
1) provide academic scholarships to graduating students of the Crawford AuSable School District who will attend post-secondary schools to earn degrees
2) provide funds for grants to classes and educational organizations in the CASD.
Our Grayling High School scholarship program has grown every year:
- In 2017, we gave $4,000 to four graduates.
- In 2018, we gave $8,500 to nine graduates.
- In 2019, we gave $11,600 to nine graduates. (This was also our first year for two four-year scholarships.)
- In 2020, we gave $12,200 to 15 graduates (including two more four-year scholarships).
(For more information on scholarships, please see the Scholarships Programs page.)
And our grants program, which we initiated in the summer of 2018 for all students in the CASD, is growing as well:
- In the summer of 2018 we awarded two grants -- $1,000 to the GHS chemistry department for laboratory equipment and $1,000 to the GMS art department for digital cameras.
- In the winter of 2019 we awarded four grants: $1,100 to the GHS P.E. Department for heart rate monitors, $600 to the GES Imagination Library and $300 to the GHS and GMS Viking Renaissance Programs for their prize closets, rallies and drawings.
- In the summer of 2019, we awarded three grants: $1,100 to the GES STEM program for two Makey Makey invention kits, $400 to the GMS robotics class for one super kit (+).and $100 to the GHS Viking Renaissance Program for prizes.
In the winter of 2020, we awarded four grants: $850 to the GES STEM/Robotics program to go toward a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit, $850 to GES for supplies for the BEE-Healthy Garden, $850 to the GMS World Cultures & Cuisines class for ingredients for dishes and $850 to GMS Language Arts Department for its Shakespeare Drama unit.
(For more information on grants, please see the Grants Program page.)
But we can’t do it alone. Only with your help can we continue to make progress toward our initial goal of raising $1 million to continue supporting our students, graduates and staff. Please help us hit our goal by making a donation to the CAEEF.
You Can Donate to the CAEEF
The major part of our funding comes directly from our generous donors, and we hope you’ll consider giving to the CAEEF. Whether a gift within your means is $10, $1,000 or somewhere in between, please be assured that your tax-deductible donation will go directly to help our students, staff and schools.
You can donate by check or online. Please click on the option of your choice in the column to the right.
The photo at the top of the page was taken by a GMS art student using one of the digital cameras funded by a CAEEF grant in 2018.