Prattville, AL – On Tuesday, September 13th, The Autauga Education Foundation (AEF) distributed over $24,000 to 12 Autauga County public schools. The evening was a celebration of the Foundation’s past, present, and future.
Distributed funds were raised at the Foundation’s annual A+ Banquet, which is held in the spring of each year. “Our contributions do not come from large endowments, but rather from generous individuals in our community who are concerned about the success of our county’s schools,” said Ken Burton, AEF Board President. He added, “We connect with the school system to identify the essential needs at all of our public schools, then bring community leaders, philanthropic organizations, citizens and local businesses together for a united fundraising effort.”
In conjunction with the reception, the Foundation partnered with the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the opening of their first office. The Foundation also announced the opening of their new grant application period. Any employee of the Autauga County District School System is welcome to apply. The application is available at www.acboe.net and the deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2016.
AEF is a nonprofit organization which provides sustainable resources and community support which may not otherwise be available to the Autauga County District School System. Since the Foundation’s establishment in 1995, over $300,000.00 have been granted to Autauga County District Schools, enhancing educational programs and student experiences throughout the county. For more information, please contact AEF at 334-312-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.