By Dawn Pearson
The Carmel Education Foundation will host its 32nd annual Telethon from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25 to raise funds for a variety of educational tools and grants.
“The CEF board members, Carmel High School National Honor Society students and CEF grant recipients will be calling parents and past donors to pledge a contribution for this worthy cause,” said Stephanie McDonald, CEF co-executive director.
The foundation’s goal for 2018 is to raise $45,000.
“We need the support of the entire community to increase and continue the impact of the CEF grants for the Carmel Clay Schools teachers and its students,” McDonald said. “The funds that the Foundation raises during the CEF Annual Telethon help teachers in all 15 Carmel Clay Schools to develop new curriculum, teaching methods or classroom activities that promote student achievement and enhance learning.”
McDonald said a variety of grants are made possible with the funds raised during the Telethon.
“We need to keep the Carmel Clay Schools on the cutting edge. In 2017 CEF was fortunate to be able to award $47,000 in classroom and professional development individual grants to 150 CCS teachers,” she said. “In the last five years the foundation’s educational grants, totaling over $190,000 have benefited thousands of students across the entire school district.
People may make a pledge when they are called or go to the CEF website: www1.ccs.k12.in.us/foundation/.