Weekly Feature

2018-07-19 / Letters to the Editor

MusicFest helps EA Educational Foundation

On behalf of the East Aurora Educational Foundation, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the MusicFest Board for its selection of our organization as a worthy recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the 2018 EA MusicFest.

On July 12, 2018, we were thrilled and honored to accept your generous donation in the amount of $10,000. Wow! A special thank you as well to the East Aurora Police Department and to all those who served as volunteers and contributed to make MusicFest a success, as well as to those community members who tolerated any inconvenience despite the Herculean efforts of the organizers.

The mission of the EAEF is simple: To enhance the educational experience of students in the East Aurora Union Free School District. To all of you, please know that 100 percent of the generous donation will be used to invest in the children of our community — our students. Particularly, this incredible donation serves as an inspirational jump-start to our just-launched “Imagine the Possibilities” campaign to commemorate EAEF’s 30th anniversary — a $100,000 fundraising effort, 100 percent of which will be used to support the enhancement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education in each of our schools to benefit all students from kindergarten through grade 12.

The campaign will be highlighted at our celebration event on Oct. 4, along with the presentation of the James Ford Commitment to Education Award to a most deserving recipient, Peg Fletcher.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support of and dedication to the East Aurora community. MusicFest and its lasting, positive impact is a powerful example of what makes our community special.

Susan McClaren
East Aurora Educational

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