2023 End-of-Year Giving Campaign
Help fund crucial Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Programs by making a contribution to our End-of-Year Giving Campaign, which kicks off with Giving Tuesday on November 28!
Every year we are blown away by the generosity and support of our Elkhorn community, and this year is no different. Whether you reserved the Alumni Center for a celebration, bid on an item during Bids for Kids where we raised more than $71,000, participated in Golf Fore Grants where we raised $55,000, purchased a scoreboard ad for your business, sponsored one of our events, or contributed to the more than $500,000 awarded to seniors through our scholarship program, THANK YOU for your impactful contributions and continued belief in the Foundation’s mission this past year!
As our school District and its needs continue to grow, please know your support is more important than ever. Giving Tuesday is fast approaching on Nov. 28th, and it kicks off the Foundation’s End-of-the-Year Campaign. This year we are striving to raise $5,000 for Foundation programming including Classroom Grants, Scholarships, Math & Reading Intervention, Teacher Tuition Reimbursement, our Kids in Need Fund and more.
To contribute financially to these impactful programs, you can do the following:
- Donate early using this donation link!
- Join the other members of the Omaha Metro who donate on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, through Share Omaha!
- Start a scholarship or contribute to an existing scholarship! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
To contribute in other important ways, you can:
- Follow us on social media and share/like our posts
- Join our alumni program if you are an alumni!
- Attend our events (Golf Fore Grants, Bids For Kids, Hall Of Fame, etc.)
- Volunteer at our events
We invite you to learn more about the Foundation’s programs by reading the stories below. These programs and events would not be possible without the generosity of people like you.
We are looking forward to 2024 as we continue to serve our Elkhorn students, teachers, staff, and community. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Stacey L. Falk & The Foundation Team
The Foundation’s Golf Fore Grants Tournament on June 5, 2023, raised $55,000 for the classroom grants program. During this year’s tournament, we highlighted Laurie Davidson’s “Flip Flop Book Swap” classroom grant that gave each student at Westridge at least one book to take home over the summer vacation.
Laurie’s grant is just one of 76 EPSF Classroom Grants totaling $140,000 that were awarded at all 20 Elkhorn Public Schools during the 2023-2024 school year.
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation continues to grow its Scholarship Program through Community Funded Scholarships and the ACHIEVE Scholarships. In the Spring of 2023, we awarded scholarships to Elkhorn Public Schools’ graduates worth over $550,000!
Currently, there are over 200 community-funded scholarships that will be awarded to EPS graduating seniors in 2024. The Foundation works with Elkhorn families and local businesses to award over $500,000 in scholarships every year. Applications for all EPSF scholarships are open from December 1st to February 1st, annually.
Math & Reading Intervention and Bids For Kids
The Elkhorn community helped the Foundation to raise over $71,000 at our annual Bids For Kids Auction in support of Math & Reading Intervention and Classroom Grants.
Foundation staff spoke with students and parents about the importance of Math & Reading Clubs! You can read more by following the link below.
“When you first find out that your child might not be keeping up in class, it can be kind of devastating as a parent because you just want them to succeed, but what I love about the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation is that they’ve stepped in to fill that gap.”
– Angela Bell, Parent of student receiving after-school math help
Kids in Need
We provide financial assistance to Elkhorn families in need, ensuring financial hardships do not stand in the way of our students’ physical, social, and emotional needs or their ability to achieve success within our schools.
Teacher Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage our Elkhorn teachers and teacher assistants to prioritize their continued education by providing partial tuition reimbursement. The Foundation provides thousands of dollars in tuition reimbursement every year.