EFS Blog Posts

Fall Harvest Gathering Oct 5

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

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

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

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

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

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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New Innovative Teaching Grant Cycle

Education Foundation of the Summit is changing the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards by streamlining the process to one grant application per school year. The application window begins May 15. Application Window: May 15 – September 15 Awards Announced:   October 1 The Innovative Teaching Awards were created to provide teachers with funding to bring their innovative and creative projects to life. Past…

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Education Foundation Names Spring Innovative Grant Winners

Teachers received over $18,000 through the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards in May, affecting all grade levels in the Summit School District. Many projects were funded, including Snowy Peaks High School expeditionary learning experiences, in which students will take a minimum of one off-campus trip each quarter to study compelling topics, in groups and in…

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The Biggest Events for Education

Trivia Night is the Education Foundation of the Summit’s largest fundraiser and Summit County’s biggest trivia competition. Trivia Night 2017 was a big success raising over $15,000 for Summit public schools. Thirty-four teams of business leaders, schools, and parents competed to win a check for the Summit public school of their choice. Golf FORE Education is…

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Trivia Night Thank You

Thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored, and volunteered for the Annual Trivia Night. It was a great success. All the results are posted here.

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