On Saturday, Oct. 22, plan on attending the first annual “Evening of Excellence” at . This event is hosted by the Mill Creek Cluster Education Foundation (MCCEF). The MCCEF has awarded over $75,000 in grants to Mill Creek Cluster schools since its inception back in 2004. The MCCEF supports a total of approximately 11,735 students in nine schools which include , , Harmony, Ivy Creek, Patrick, , Glenn C. Jones Middle, and
The upcoming “Evening of Excellence” is a special gala dinner followed by both a live and silent auction. Proceeds from this event will fund grants proposed by teachers in the above listed schools therefore supporting excellence in education throughout the Mill Creek School Cluster.
“The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the MCCEF, but we hope that participants will also have fun as they have the chance to meet and socialize with other parents, educators, community leaders and business leaders," wrote Foundation President Wendell S. Agee in a letter announcing the event. "Because of all the work done by the various support groups within our schools, it is our hope that this event will provide an opportunity for new relationships and support between the groups.”
Each year, teachers within the Mill Creek Cluster apply for grants through the Foundation. Grants are then awarded to teachers and projects that “best address the academic needs of the schools and students within the cluster.” This year these grants will be awarded at a special recognition ceremony for teachers and students. The “Second Annual Mill Creek Cluster Community Breakfast” hosted by l is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17. Businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation will also be honored at this breakfast. According to the MCCEF, grants in previous years have been awarded to projects such as the Summer Math Institute, Forensic Science Club, Robotics Club, Exploring Ecology Project, Student Mentor Program and the Student Leadership Program.
Individual tickets to this evening may be purchased for $50 each and table sponsorships are also available for a cost of $400 for a table seating eight. Table sponsors are recognized in the event brochure and on the Foundation web-site as a partner in education.
For more information about this upcoming event and the MCCEF, please visit the Foundation’s webpage.