We hope this e-mail finds you and your loved ones in good health. COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives with little left untouched, including the Educational Excellence Foundation (EEF).
Uncorked, our Wine Tasting and Strolling Dinner, had to be cancelled this year. We made the decision to cancel for a number of reasons. Most importantly, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community. We will be excited to celebrate next year. Save the date of April 23, 2021. We can't wait to get our community together again.
Our second largest fundraiser, the Back to School Bash is pending. We are waiting on guidance from the State of Michigan and the CDC as to when the public can gather. We will work with P-CCS to determine the best and safest way to welcome students back to school in the Fall.
The EEF Finance Committee has been taking a deep dive into our budget with our two largest fundraisers compromised this year. In an effort to balance our operating budget for the remainder of the year, the EEF Board voted to furlough our Executive Director, Gretchen Ward, for the period of May 1- July 31. This was a joint decision between the Board and Gretchen, as it allows the foundation to preserve cash in the short term, and for Gretchen to have dedicated time to actively support her P-CCS 4th and 6th graders as they transition to online learning.
During this time we will still be conducting limited business and will be responsive to the needs and requests from P-CCS thanks to help from EEF Trustees. To see a list of our EEF Trustees, click
Should you need anything during this period, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you stay safe during these unprecedented times.