The Valente Opportunity Fund is named in honor of Elaine T. Valente, a dedicated community leader who served as the first female Adams County County Commissioner. This fund was established by her family to ensure that every student has access to extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities, regardless of his or her family’s financial situation. The fund provides financial support to extra-curricular and co-curricular programs in Mapleton including performing arts and athletics. Examples of programs made possible through this fund include:
- Formation of a new mariachi band for Mapleton students
- Purchase of new football helmets to ensure safety for Mapleton football players
- Support for Air Force Junior ROTC’s student trip to Washington, D.C.