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Register Now for the 2019 Walk/Run

Annual event is May 4 at Hart Park; communitywide 5K added

Registration for the EFW Walk/Run, which is now called the Rush for Education, is open. You can sign up here.

Black&White Benefit Dinner and Auction set for Feb. 2 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Welcome Center Pavilion

Register here

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Sit-down dinner catered by Chef Jack's is at 7:30 p.m. followed by live auction and dancing.

Cost: Now to Jan. 25--$100/pp or $800 per table of 8; after Jan. 25--$115/pp or $920 per table. 

Dress is black and white cocktail attire. Accessorize with your favorite Tosa schools' color.

All proceeds benefit EFW grant-giving.

Major changes in store for 2019 events

Walk Run: We're moving the finish Hart Park

The EFW Walk/Run, set for May 4, 2019, is moving to Hart Park. In addition, a timed 5K open to the community will be added to the usual walk and fun-run format. Participants can expect the same quality family-oriented fund raiser with something extra for those seeking more competitive event. Organizers believe this change will result in higher participation, and more dollars to support grants for schools.

More details, including route info, to be announced soon.  

Black&White: Annual fund raiser to be staged at new location

The 2019 annual Black & White benefit dinner and auction will be Feb 2, 2019 at the Milwaukee County Zoo Peck Pavilion. Event registration opens Jan. 2, 2019. Tickets are $100 per person. Links to the registration site to come.

Grant applications due: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2019

Winners announced: March 18, 2019

Thanks to All Who Participated in the 2018 Walk/Run

Congratulations to this year's top finishers

See the list here.

EFW Awards 2018-19 Grants

The Education Foundation of Wauwatosa has awarded grants totaling $70,993, the highest amount since 2010, to fund 12 projects next year; 14 total grant proposals were submitted. The 2018-19 grants include the following:

  • Let’s Read! Lisons! Lesen wir! Leemos! submitted by Cindy Anderson and Laura Nemetz for Whitman and Longfellow Middle Schools
  • Creating Equitable Learning Experiences by Engaging All Students in STEM Learning and Opportunities, submitted by Nadine Whalen and Jennifer Schultz for Jefferson Elementary
  • Mindfulness Through Music, submitted by Shannon Pahlicek for Eisenhower and Underwood Elementary Schools
  • Q-Ball, submitted by Tracy Loechler and Paige Brown for McKinley Elementary School
  • 1,2,3 Math Exploration Through Purposeful Play, submitted by Sue Gaudynski and Elizabeth Poetsch for Lincoln, Underwood and McKinley Elementary Schools
  • Light the Lights: Enhancing the Student Experience in the Theatre Classroom & Beyond, submitted by Adam Steffan for Wauwatosa West High School
  • Jacob’s Ladder, submitted by Mary Pawasarat and Amy Duchac for McKinley Elementary
  • Bee Bop: Let’s Code, submitted by Elizabeth Mottet and Steve Sperl for McKinley Elementary
  • Regulated and Ready to Learn, submitted by Brittany Moen for Madison Elementary School
  • Math Counts Literacy Library, submitted by Linda Landis and Janette Wenzel for Lincoln, Eisenhower, Jefferson, Wilson, Madison, McKinley, Roosevelt, Underwood, and Washington Elementary Schools
  • Cultivating Student Success Through Mind and Motor Learning Experience, submitted by Beth Kimmel and Mary McElwee for Washington Elementary
  • Changing the Face of Fitness, submitted by Nancy Braidigan and Ed Raue for Longfellow Middle School

Congratulations to the recipients! More details can be found on our Grants page.