Creating Possible
December 2018   

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Giving to SEF  
In this holiday season, we extend our deepest thanks to
all  of our donors who have made SEF's grants to the Summit schools possible. With the support of so many in our community, SEF is able to make a real difference in our schools. Thank you for your generosity! If you haven't yet donated in 2018, click here to do so online.
   
If you are thinking about a year-end donation to SEF, you may wish to consider a gift of  appreciated securities .
 
For stock held longer than one year, full fair market value can be deducted, regardless of the original purchase price for the shares. Stock donors also avoid paying capital gains taxes on donated securities (consult your tax advisor for further details). For instructions on how to make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact the
SEF Treasurer, 
Key Michel, at key.michel@gmail.com .


SEF Awards Fall 2018 Grants

The Summit Education Foundation is pleased to announce our grant awards for the 2018 fall grant cycle. With generous support from our member families, the Foundation was able to approve funding for 56 grants, totaling over $257,000, our largest Fall grant cycle ever! 


By category, grants were awarded across all grade levels as follows:

S.T.E.A.M.                                         $45,122
Advancing Literacy                            $26,049
World Language                                $35,632
Supporting the Whole Student          $61,003
Innovative Learning Environment     $55,255
Professional Development                $27,043

A sampling of approved grants includes:

* The Family Technology program at all five Elementary Schools
* STEAM Carnival for the Primary Centers and all five Elementary Schools
* Learning Ally program at Franklin Elementary School
* ReflexMath membership at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School
* STEAM Room and Creativity Corner at Brayton Elementary School
* Peer Leadership Program at LCJSMS
* Math Counts Competition Team at LCJSMS
* Exploring Mars and the Search for Life-3D presentation at LCJSMS
* Membean Subscription providing individualized, targeted vocabulary at LCJSMS
* Shakespeare LIVE! Presents Romeo and Juliet to the sophomore class and students in  grades 9-12 in Theater Arts classes at Summit High School
* Headsets to increase opportunities to speak in the target language for all World Language  students at Summit High School
* First Annual Art Magazine at Summit High School
*A Teachable Moment - Funds available to District to quickly and effectively respond to recent evidence of intolerance in the schools with age-appropriate educational resources and programs
*Roller Coaster hands-on exploration of force and motion at Washington Elementary School

Click here for a  full list of approved fall 2018 grants.

  More information about SEF grants and the approval process can be found on our website Grants section

Together, we can make possible a reality.