This year’s annual Mapleton Education Foundation gala is one for the record books! The event, which took place on October 21st at the Westin Westminster, raised $184,000, which is an all-time record for the gala. Proceeds from the event will help fund more than $200,000 in scholarships for Mapleton students as well as more opportunities for students to travel to the Cal-Wood Outdoor Education Center, take part in the Snowboard Outreach Society and participate in Mapleton’s athletics programs.
Also, the Mapleton Education Foundation would like to thank all employees who helped raise nearly $62,000 for Mapleton students, shattering all previous employee giving campaign records. This is an increase of nearly $8,000 from last year’s campaign. Altogether, 463 employees made an average gift of $133.29. This incredible participation rate shows how dedicated our staff is to Mapleton kids.
Thanks to your support, the Mapleton Education Foundation will be able to:
- Support the postsecondary dreams of more than 40 students, providing more than $200,000 in scholarship support. Last year, nearly three quarters of our scholarship recipients were the first generation in their family to attend college. When surveyed, 81 percent of our scholarship recipients said that their Mapleton Education Foundation scholarship positively influenced their decision to pursue postsecondary education.
- Support $15,000 worth of teacher-led classroom projects, ultimately touching hundreds of students in schools across the District. These grants fund innovative, hands-on learning experiences and make learning exciting and engaging for students.
- Invest in student leadership programs like Snowboard Outreach Society (SOS) and Cal-Wood, as well as field trips for younger students.
- Provide support to athletics, performing arts, and Air Force Junior ROTC, helping to keep these critical programs affordable for families and accessible to all students.
- Provide support to individual students across the District in the form of opportunity scholarships for things like camps, textbooks for concurrent enrollment students, and more. These individual investments ensure that our kids have access to the enrichment opportunities they deserve.