DEARBORN, Mich. – Supporters of the Dearborn Education Foundation held a successful golf outing on Sunday, Oct. 4, to raise funds FORE Classroom Technology and Equipment.
The Education Foundation is a licensed 501c3 non-profit organization that helps enhance the education that students receive from Dearborn Public Schools through grants to fund technology, equipment and innovative programs not funded by the school district’s budget. Since its inception the organization has funded more than $1,200,000 in grants.
All funds raised by the Foundation go to fund teacher grants that are submitted throughout the year. Recently the Foundation has seen an influx of requests for equipment and technology. That is why the Dearborn Education Foundation dedicated the proceeds from this year’s golf outing to go towards the over $250,000 in such grants.
This annual event, which once again took place at TPC Michigan on Oct. 4, had one of its best years in 2009: raising $30,000. The wonderful news is that this year the Dearborn Education Foundation was able to beat that number by over 25%. In today’s economic climate and diminishing trend of golf outings the Foundation Board of Directors should be proud of the work realized this year.
“Having the support that we did this year means that our community and corporate partners see the great value the Foundation offers our district. It was a success due in large part to their belief in supporting a strong school system and to the dedication of our Executive Director, Eddie Fakhoury,” said Foundation Chairman Brian Mosallam. He went on to say… “This year our focus was put on classroom technology & equipment due to the overwhelming needs of our teachers. This event has allowed us the financial resources needed to Make A Difference in meeting those needs.”
The event sponsors were AXA and McGraw Wentworth. Our lunch sponsors were Robert Ficano Hope Foundation and Comerica Bank. The golf cart sponsor was The Professional Group. Beverage cart sponsors were: Fairlane Town Center, RCP Associates, Mutual Electric, Fuels Transportation, Delta Dental, Renaissance Restoration, Michigan Fuels, X by 2 Architects, Master Craft Carpets, Trinity Transportation, The Epitec Group and Educators Preferred Corporation. Thank you to all our hole sponsors and to our individual golfers for a sold out course. Our sincere gratitude goes to the district and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers and ADSA for their continued support.