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 December 2019 -- through the generosity of alumni, former students and friends -- the CAEEF has raised nearly $808,000 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 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
J. David Blaha, M.D.
John Cherven, C.P.A.
William Dean, O.D.
Dianne Blaine Doremire
Shelly McClain Elmy
Sharron Blaine Hagerman
Yolanda Rosi Helfrich, M.D.
Phyllis Ziebell Kesseler
Linda Knibbs, Ph.D.
Kay Warner Leslie
Charles McNamara, Ph.D.
Linda Smock Mires
Ralph Oppermann, D.D.S.
Jean Holtcamp Weaver