Hortonville Area Education Foundation Strives to Support Educational Programs Within the Hortonville Area School District
Since 1996, the Hortonville Area Education Foundation (HAEF) has extended and enriched learning for our public school students, teachers and community members in many ways. The primary mission of HAEF is to “promote excellence in education through programs not typically funded by the school’s operating budget.” In these tough economic times, our schools have needed and appreciated the support of this non-profit organization. The all-volunteer group of local business and community members has presented scholarships, funded the Wisconsin Singers performances, sponsored the Artist-in-Residency program, awarded grants and took part in The HASD Spotlight on Education Expo 2012 and Expo 2013 by having an exhibit and donating over $1,000 to help cover the expenses of this annual event.
Dr. Clint Dunathan, an HAEF board member and local dentist, described the group’s goals. “The Education Foundation has always been about the pursuit of excellence... that's where the foundation's mission lies... to promote excellence in education through programs not normally funded by the school's operating budget. We do this through the generous donations and endowments by the members of our community. The Wisconsin Singers and helping sponsor the Education Expo are just a couple examples of the ways we bring that little something extra to the students, parents, and community members in the Hortonville School District.”
Research shows that ongoing professional development has the greatest impact on students’ academic development. The members of the Foundation, in collaboration with HASD Board members, endorse the research and bolster students’ progress every day by funding continuing education initiatives for administrators, teachers and support staff.
Dr. Dunathan reminds us that, “The Foundation needs the support of this community. The more generous they are, the more generous we can be as well. Excellence produces excellence and that is what we are all about.”
If you would like to help promote excellence in our school district or learn more about the organization, please contact the Foundation at:
Hortonville Education Foundation
PO Box 216
Hortonville, WI 54944
- Continuation of support for student scholarships at increased levels
- Automatic external defibrillators for all schools
- Instructor voice amplification systems for all schools
- Support for teacher(s)’ continuing education initiative
- Finance for bringing in noted speakers for the students, teachers, parents and community