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Fall is Here!

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Chandler Education Foundation, you’ve come to the right place. We know choosing a non-profit to donate money to comes with a variety of questions and concerns. We believe transparency and communication are some of the most important aspects of feeling confident you are giving your money wisely. 

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Golf, Cash for Classrooms and Raffle, Oh My!

October is promising to be a busy month at the Foundation. Our 18-19 Winner's Choice Car or Cash Raffle will roll out in November.  Early Bird prizes will be drawn on December 12th, 2018 and the grand prize winning ticket will be pulled on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Chandler Fashion Center. We appreciate the support of Toyota Financial and Big Two Toyota to make this one of our top fundraising events each year.  Money raised supports scholarships and grants and invests in our mission to promote lifelong learning. 

Subaru's Share the Love Event will also kick off soon.  For every new Subaru purchased, Subaru donates to Chandler Education Foundation.

It's not too late - CUSD freshmen have until November 1st to enroll in the IMPACT Chandler Scholars program through the link on their Infinite Campus portal. More information can be found on the IMPACT page of this site.

September was a hot month!  We were busy here at CEF!  

Our 17th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Whirlwind Golf Resort on September 7, 2018.  With over 250 golfers, the tournament was a blast.  We enjoyed spending time with all of our supporters, from school staff, administrators and sponsors - it was all about raising money to support excellence in education!  The phenomenal Chandler High School Treblemakers performed the national anthem to kick off our day.  

Our annual Cash for Classrooms campaign ran from September 10-21, 2018.  Funds raised will provide enrichment grants to schools and classrooms.  CUSD staff submitted grant applications early in September. Over 30 volunteers scored the grants based on specific criteria and our WOO HOO patrol will soon be out and about awarding funds! 

In August, IMPACT Chandler students from across CUSD participated in the Extraordinary People Packing Event with Feed My Starving Children.  The event, held at the Mesa Convention Center, hosted 1,200 people packing food for the hungry around the world. Instead of volunteering to pack, our IMPACT students supported families experiencing pediatric cancer, those with developmental disabilities, and families providing foster care in order to give others the opportunity to experience the joy of volunteerism.  

Our first ever Evening of Impact was held on August 9, 2018 at Hamilton High School.  Students engaged in a phenomenal discussion about volunteering and what we get out of giving to others.  Dr. Adama Sallu, CUSD's Director of Equity and Inclusion, was our facilitator for the evening. Everyone was impacted by her thoughtful and engaging style.  

July kicked off our new fiscal year, not to mention a tremendous excitement for the upcoming school year. We rolled out our new website which will allow us to be a one-stop-shop. We hope you are easily able to connect with us in a variety of ways. It will now cost less to donate online and we will be able to stay connected with our generous community through online forms, newsletters and email messages. You will be able to see the real-time status of our fundraisers and purchase raffle tickets or donate to Cash for Classrooms from the comfort of your own poolside chair (or wherever else you read email)!  We also enjoyed welcoming new teachers to CUSD!

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