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Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The AEEF will be taking part in Giving Tuesday, also known as the National Day of Giving, which takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, if you can, please join us at Spartan House (1032 Prairie St. Aurora, IL 60506) at 8:00 PM for an evening of food, drink, raffle prizes, and camaraderie as we help us Celebrate Education in Aurora. Admission and food are free, and by holding our yearly Giving Tuesday event, we seek to build awareness of our Foundation and generate money for our East Side staff and students. 

Over the last seven years, the AEEF has been able to provide over $370,000 in Scholarships for Students and Mini-Grants for Teachers w/in EASD 131 and assisted D131 in securing over $1,321,000 in grant funds. The mini-grant award program has been well received by teachers and staff throughout the entire district, and the scholarship program has grown dramatically on an annual basis.

A record number of 22 scholarships totaling $53,000 were awarded to deserving EA Grads in the Spring of 2023. The 3 tiers of the AEEF Scholarship Program comprise: Students Pursuing a Degree in Education, High Achieving Students who have Excelled Academically throughout their High School Career, and Students Pursuing a path w/in a Career and Technical Education field of study.

**Naming rights are available for the 2024 AEEF Scholarships with donations of $1,000 or more. The scholarship can be named In Honor of a family member, favorite teacher, or individual donor. Please spread the word. Any size donation is welcome.

Help us Raise Funds on Giving Tuesday:

a. Any sized donation is welcome
b. Donations of $1,000 or more will have 1 Year Naming Rights
c. Ask your Company for a Matching Grant
d. Make a Donation online or via check to AEEF 310 Seminary Ave. Aurora, IL 60505.
e. Spread the Word to your Friends and Family
f. For additional info, contact: mmichelini@aeef131.net

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Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot, November 18, 2023

The annual 5K Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9 AM in downtown Aurora (309 N. River St. Aurora, 60506). Participants can register on Run Sign Up. ALL proceeds will benefit the Aurora East Educational Foundation and A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools in their support of the over 26,000 public school students on both the East and West sides of Aurora. 

Sponsorships are the KEY to the success of this event. If you have any questions, please email information@aeef131.net. Watch the interview about the Turkey Trot: Watch Now

22nd Annual AEEF Golf Outing

The AEEF 22nd annual Golf Outing took place on Thursday, July 20 at Phillips Park Golf Course located in Aurora, Illinois. This event helped support special projects and programs brought to the AEEF Board for consideration by East Aurora School District 131 teachers and staff. Additionally, funds raised supported scholarships awarded to qualifying District 131 students. View the July 2023 AEEF Golf Brochure and Invitation.

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22 Evento Anual de Golf de la AEEF 

Únase a la AEEF para el Golf Outing anual. El evento se llevará a cabo el jueves 20 de julio en el campo de golf Phillips Park ubicado en Aurora, Illinois. Su participación ayudará a apoyar proyectos y programas especiales presentados a la Junta de AEEF para su consideración por parte de los maestros y el personal del Distrito Escolar 131 del Este de Aurora. Además, los fondos recaudados apoyan las becas otorgadas a los estudiantes calificados del Distrito 131. Vea el folleto e invitación de golf de la AEEF de julio de 2023.

Trote de pavo Tom-A-Hawk

El Trote de Pavo Tom-A-Hawk tendrá lugar el sábado 18 de noviembre de 2023 a las 9 AM en 309 N. River St. Aurora, 60506. Los que quieran participar,pueden inscribirse aquí. TODA la recaudación se destina a la Aurora East Educational Foundation y a la A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools en su apoyo a los más de 26.000 estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de los lados este y oeste de Aurora.

Los patrocinios son la CLAVE del éxito de este evento. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico information@aeef131.net.

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