Written by Academy District 20 Education Foundation Secretary Chris Palmer.
The Academy District 20 Education Foundation supports educational opportunities for students and staff of Academy District 20 through scholarships, grants, gifts and donations. The foundation uses the proceeds of its fundraising efforts, such as the annual Academy District 20 Education Foundation golf tournament, for these programs.
The foundation hosted its 17th Annual Cash for Classrooms Golf Scramble on Aug. 28, 2017, at Flying Horse Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament totaled approximately $53,000. The foundation appreciates the support of the Academy District 20 community, the Flying Horse Golf Club, and the following sponsors and donors:
Bryan Construction, Kaiser Permanente, Linx-C2, Nunn Construction, Penrose St. Francis, Sodexo, Toshiba/ARO
American Fidelity Assurance Company, Bridgers and Paxton, Colotrust, DLR Group, Encore Electric, GH Phipps, Loomis, RTA, Inc., Servpro, 7 Summits Roofing, University of Colorado Hospitals, Wells & West General Contractors, Inc.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union, IMA, Inc., McCandless Trucking, RCB Capital Markets, Stanley Security/Avigilon
Academy Asphalt, Academy D20 Executive Cabinet, Butler Snow, Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, Charity Golf, HCDA, Mason and Judy Smith, Hortus Tree and Landscaping, IMA, Inc., Johnson Controls, Mannington United, OfficeScapes, Payschools, Phil Long Ford, Pikes Peak Glass
Gallagher Benefits Services, Delta Dental, Bob and Mary Lou Sherwood, Ruthi Manning-Freeman family
The following teams played in the 2017 tournament: A Team, American Fidelity Assurance, Bridgers and Paxton, Bryan Construction, Colotrust, Cummins, Danny Farmer, DLR Group, Encore Electric, GH Phipps, Johnson Controls, Kaiser Permanente, Linx-C2, Loomis, Nunn Construction, Payschools, Penrose-St. Francis, RBC Capital Markets, RTA, Inc., SERVPRO, 7 Summits Roofing, Sodexo, Toshiba/ARO, University of Colorado Hospitals, Wells & West General
The foundation thanks these and the many other generous donors who helped defray the cost of giveaways and expenses for the tournament through their donations, sponsorships, and participation. Because of generous support like this, the foundation has been able to provide the following distributions:
- Keynote Speaker $7,500
- Student Scholarships $5,000, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000, $500, $10,000, $1,000
- China Trip Assistance $7,500
- Outstanding Staff Award $800
- Grants to teachers: $1,918, $1,645, $2,000, $2,000
Total for 2016 $42,863
The Academy District 20 Education Foundation Board thanks all the participants and contributors to this successful fundraiser. Glenn Strebe, President; Jeanette Van Doren, Treasurer; Chris Palmer, Secretary; Directors: Nadine Hensler, Al Klayton, Mason Smith, Mary Lou Sherwood, and Superintendent Dr. Mark Hatchell
The Academy District 20 Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 1992. The foundation is an all-volunteer organization that receives no taxpayer funding. To accomplish its objectives, the foundation seeks contributions from corporate sponsors, private individuals, and fundraising efforts. Information on the foundation and how to make a bequest or contribution to the foundation can be found at d20foundation.org