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Your Gift Goes Further on Colorado Gives Day

By EFS | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please give where you live and support us on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 5! (You can schedule your donation anytime during November).  This movement is a chance to increase the value of your donation, thanks to the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, the fund increases the value of…

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A Night Out for Snowy Peaks High School

By EFS | October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Snowy Peaks Yeti Fund Formally Invites you to an Evening Out and a Trek for Yeti Pride A benefit for Snowy Peaks High School November 9th 2017 | 6:00-9:00PM The ClubHouse 409 Main Street #202 Frisco, CO   Why? Please watch this video to learn more Join us for an evening of Black Jack, Poker, Thursday…

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More Learning at Personal Levels Provided at Summit School District

By EFS | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summit School District teachers continue to innovate thanks to their creativity and support from Education Foundation of the Summit and parent-teacher organizations. Seventy-one projects were funded with $42,750 provided by the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards. Every school’s PTA participated this year, and funding was nearly 50/50. Projects reach all grade levels and all schools…

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Denver STEAM Maker Faire Oct 14-15

By EFS | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

WHO: Students, Adults WHAT:  In the Rocky Mountains, we are celebrating all things creative, imaginative, exploratory…  It’s Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship (invention!), Arts and Making.  STEAM Fest is an awe-filled, jaw-dropping chance to tinker, hack, build, crumble, fly, drive, drink, DO, dabble — PLAY!)  You won’t want to miss all of this and more… Arts and crafts Robotics and electronics Building and making Food…

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Fall Harvest Gathering Oct 5

By EFS | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please join us for this exciting 3rd annual Harvest Gathering to support the education of the youth of Summit County. Tastings of over 100 wines, beers and spirits paired with foods from local restaurants. There will be a silent auction for skis, a beer brewing experience, and fine whiskey. Proceeds benefit Education Foundation of the Summit and the Peak School in Frisco.…

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Teachers: Submit Grant Applications by September 15

By EFS | August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve made a change to the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Grants. Instead of a fall and spring cycle, we’re simplifying the process to once per year. This year, grant applications are due September 15. Apply Now Awards will be announced October 1. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500 and will support academic enrichment, innovation and…

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This Week Donations Go Twice as Far

By EFS | August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

From now until August 31 the Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation will match all donations to Education Foundation of the Summit. Please visit their web site here and donate by Aug 31 to support our teachers and students. You can also donate by mail or phone. With one week left in the SSF Foundation’s Summer Match…

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Fundraising Over Summer Break

By EFS | July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Note: This article was updated July 24. Summer for many of us means sipping a cool beverage after a long bike ride, rafting or SUPping down the river, hiking with our dogs, staying away from wildfires, and somehow keeping our kids’ brains turning to mush. For a dedicated few, it means braving the challenge of…

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Summit High and Snowy Peaks Graduates

By EFS | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education Foundation of the Summit would like to congratulate seniors at Snowy Peaks High (SPHS) and Summit High School (SHS). Snowy Peaks’ big day is Thursday, May 25 and Summit High School graduates Saturday, May 27. Many graduates will attend colleges both in- and out-of-state including Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Yale, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado…

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EFS Launches New Web Site

By EFS | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education Foundation of the Summit has a new web site, helping us tell our story and connect more with the community. We asked Brad Piehl, chairperson, what he likes the most about the new site. “The videos depicting some projects we’ve funded, because they celebrate teacher creativity and hard work. Also, I believe everyone who’s…

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