Fundraising Efforts

The CAEEF was created in 2015 to benefit the students, staff and schools of the Crawford AuSable School District. The board of directors set an initial goal of $1 million to raise, invest and then use generated interest for college scholarships for seniors and grants for projects in pre-K-12th grade classrooms.

As of spring 2020, we have awarded $36,300 in scholarships and $9,000 in grants.
As of the end of Decermber 2020 -- through the generosity of alumni, former students and friends -- CAEEF has raised nearly $921,800 toward our goal of $1 million. But we can't make it the rest of the way without financial support from you, the CASD stakeholders. Please help us hit the $1 million mark in 2021 by making a donation of any size.

There are several reasons to consider it:

  • Your contribution will benefit students in our community.

  • Your contribution will help keep the CASD motto, "excellence in education," alive for our students and graduates.

  • Your contribution will help keep our state and national award-winning school district strong.

  • Your contribution will be tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Your annual contribution of any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.

CAEEF Fundraising Steering Committee

Jim Kesseler, Co-Chair
Roger Kesseler, Co-Chair
Donna Boughner, Co-Chair
John Alef
J. David Blaha, M.D.
George Blaha
John Cherven, C.P.A.
William Dean, O.D.
Dianne Blaine Doremire
Kelly Elmy
Shelly McClain Elmy
Sharron Blaine Hagerman
Yolanda Rosi Helfrich, M.D.
Phyllis Ziebell Kesseler
Linda Knibbs, Ph.D.
Kay Warner Leslie
Jim Madill
Tony Maurer
Charles McNamara, Ph.D.
Mike McNamara
JC Millikin
Linda Smock Mires
Ralph Oppermann, D.D.S.
Edwin Skinner
Jordan Stancil
Jim Tobin
Jean Holtcamp Weaver
Bill Weaver
Dave Wyman