FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2021
Contact: Heidi Brashear
President, Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation
Announcement of CCUEF Grant the District 2021 Award Recipients
The Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation is pleased to announce that all schools within the Cave Creek Unified School District received grants totaling over $25,000 to support teachers and their classrooms.
Schools that received these awards include:
- Desert Willow Elementary School
- Lone Mountain Elementary School
- Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
- Desert Sun Academy
- Black Mountain Elementary School
- Sonoran Trails Middle School
- Cactus Shadows High School
In 2009, the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation launched as a 501c3 with the mission to support programs for learning in all CCUSD schools and to establish a partnership between the educational community and local business. The Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants over the last 10 years. The grants are applied to purchasing materials that fall into one of the four pillars that CCUEF supports including resources, International Learning, Music and the Arts, and Health & Wellness.
“Education is the key to our children’s future,” said Heidi Brashear, President, Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation. “These grants will provide our hard-working teachers with the ability to purchase much needed supplies that will further enhance their classrooms as well as their student’s education. Grant the District is the best day of our year, it is the reason CCUEF was formed!”
CCUSD Superintendent, Dr. Cort Monroe, said, “CCUEF has been a strong supporter of the district for the last 12 years with their annual Rock the District and other fundraising events that generate the funds for the Grant the District Program. CCUSD is proud to partner closely with them to further assist our teachers and their needs and we are so grateful for their support. One team!”
“I am honored to receive this grant from CCUEF,” said Kristin Steward, Kindergarten teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School. “The materials we are now able to purchase will allow our students the opportunity to play and build with math tools that will help them visualize abstract math concepts in concrete ways!”
About the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation
The Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation is a registered Arizona non-profit foundation that supports the mission of the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD). The Foundation is led by a partnership of parents and community members. Our donors make possible the foundation’s mission to support programs for learning in all of our schools. We are committed to maintaining Excelling Schools within the CCUSD. To learn more, visit www.ccuef.org.
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