DEARBORN, MI – Thousands Raised To Support Dearborn Classrooms!
The Dearborn Education Foundation’s 6th annual Mardi Gras event, held at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, was a fun-filled evening and very successful fundraiser.
Close to 300 people poured in throughout the evening to have fun and catch up with colleagues and friends. Besides the wonderful decorations and great music there was a real Mardi Gras feel with the addition of fresh made corn bread and donated King Cakes flown in straight from New Orleans for the event.
Over $17,000 was raised that evening which will help fund grant requests made by teachers in the district. In addition, the Foundation continued its tradition of awarding a grant to an elementary, middle and high school at the event. This year, two elementary schools tied and the foundation decided to award them both with a grant. The winners were: Dearborn High ($1,000), Bryant ($500), Lindbergh ($250) and Nowlin ($250).
Major sponsors were MAC Professionals, BCBS, AXA Financial, Midwest Health Care, and SKANSKA.
Eddie Fakhoury, Executive Director for the Dearborn Education Foundation was thankful for the success of this year’s event. Fakoury praised all the people who helped out: “A heartfelt thank you to everyone in the district that helped promote the event and sold tickets. Thanks to all those in the community that took time to attend and be a part of this fun effort. A special thank you to all of the sponsors for recognizing the value in supporting education in our community and making this event possible.”
Many local businesses and individuals were face mask sponsors, including: Mayor O’Reilly, HFCC/AFT, Steward Capital, Dearborn Federal Savings Bank, Bint Jebail Cultural Center, Mike Jaafar, Community Improvement Group, KLA Labs, RCP & Associates, Shane & Julie Anders, Mike Ayoub/REMAX, Sound Engineering, Curran & Christie Century 21, Midwest Health Care, McKenna Heating & Cooling, Ameriprise Financial, Karcher Agency, LaFontaine, Beier Howlett, and NeTech.
The mission of the Dearborn Education Foundation is to fund innovative programs and leading edge technology throughout the Dearborn Public Schools. The Dearborn Education Foundation is a licensed 501c3 non-profit organization.