Hamilton Southeastern Schools education foundation to hold fundraising dinner


By Anna Skinner

For the fifth year, Hamilton Southeastern Schools Education Foundation will hold an informal fundraising event.

Game Day 2017 will feature a basketball theme, and Education Foundation Executive Director Freedom Kolb said it’s HSE’s own twist on a fundraiser.

“It’s our twist on a traditional dinner fundraiser, but we make it super informal and fun so people come and not only make a difference in local schools but also have good time,” Kolb said. “The funds from the event go back into the teacher grant innovation fund supports 21 schools in any area associated with academic literacy, STEM, health, social justice, the arts – really anything that happens inside of our schools.”

Game Day costs $75, which includes a $50 tax-deductible donation. Attendees must be 21 or older. Dinner, drinks and various games will be available.

“Game Day is the primary source of innovation funding that brings teacher-led ideas to fruition and is the only event that serves all 21 HSE Schools,” Event Chair Sneha Shah stated in a press release. “This year, participants can compete for a chance to win a big screen TV or $500 cash while enjoying a delicious dinner and drinks. Game Day is such a fun evening for parents, teachers and community leaders to unite for our schools.  Our focus this year is to tell the story of innovation from our student’s perspective.  We’re adding an adult makerspace, student produced auction items and impact board so families can really see the difference they are making.”

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd. For more, visit hsefoundation.org/events/game-day/. The silent auction link is qtego.net/qlink/hsefoundation.

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