Westlake Educational Foundation
The Westlake Educational Foundation’s
4th Annual Car Raffle!
Drawing Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tickets are also available to purchase in-person at partner organization events and at the BOE office located at 24365 Hilliard Blvd. (Cash and check payments accepted at all events. Credit cards and Venmo accepted at select events.)Thank You for Supporting the Westlake Educational Foundation’s 2023 Raffle!
Thank you to Serpentini Chevrolet of Westlake for donating a 2024 Chevy Malibu RS (MSRP $27,095) for the Westlake Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Car Raffle to benefit Westlake City Schools students. The Foundation is again partnering with the following organizations who have donated additional prizes for the drawing and will share in ticket sales proceeds to support their respective missions.
- Westlake PTAs,
- WDAB (Westlake Demon Athletic Boosters),
- Westlake Music Boosters,
- Westlake Alumni Association.
When you purchase tickets for one or more of the partners listed above, 50% of the proceeds will go to the Foundation and 50% will go to the organization you select. If you designate the Foundation for your purchase, then 100% of ticket sales proceeds will go to the Foundation.
Thank you for supporting Westlake City Schools students!
- 5 tickets for $100; regular price: $25 per ticket.
- A limited number of tickets are available.
- Official raffle kick-off: Monday, November 20, 2023
- Online ticket sales through Monday, February 12, 2024.
- Tickets purchased online will be entered into the drawing for the buyer. Ticket number(s) will be emailed to the buyer. Physical tickets will NOT be mailed to the buyer.
- Tickets are also available to purchase in-person at select partner organization events and at the BOE at 24365 Hilliard Blvd. (former Hilliard Elementary School).
- In-person ticket sales end on February 13, 2024, at the end of the 1st quarter of the WHS boys’ basketball game.
- The drawing will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at halftime of the Westlake High School boys home basketball game. Winner need not be present to win.
- The drawing will also be recorded and posted to the Foundation's website.
- Each ticket includes a coupon for $20 off an oil change at Serpentini Chevrolet of Westlake. The coupon will be emailed to online ticket buyers.
- Additional prizes will be raffled off.
Winner may not claim prize until ticket payment has posted to the Foundation’s bank account. Winner must be 18 years of age and an Ohio resident. Winner does not need to be present to win. Vehicle winner is responsible for taxes, due at the time vehicle is claimed. Winner must claim the vehicle within 30 days of the raffle drawing. If winner does not claim the vehicle within 30 days of drawing, another raffle ticket will be drawn. The Foundation reserves the right to make the final decision in any dispute. Westlake Educational Foundation Board members and their spouses are not eligible to win any of the raffle prizes.
Car Raffle Questions? Email us at WEFRaffle@gmail.com
Thank You for Supporting Our Raffles!
2023 raffle winners Leigh & Karen Luzar receive keys to 2022 Chevy Malibu.
2022 raffle winners Matt & Kara Eck receive keys to 2022 Chevy Trax.
2021 raffle winners Joe & Elaine Pavlik receive keys to 2020 Chevy Trax.
WHO ARE WE?
The Westlake Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that exists to extend enhanced opportunities and experiences to Westlake City Schools students beyond the excellent education offered through the District's traditionally funded programs. Originally founded in 1987, the Foundation offers grant funding to teachers and administrators for innovative and creative endeavors in pursuit of educating for excellence.
The mission of the Westlake Educational Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities and experiences of Westlake City Schools' students in the endeavor to Educate for excellence.
The Westlake Educational Foundation seeks to promote excellence in education through the use of private revenues by focusing on the following objectives:
- To both encourage outstanding academic achievement and provide enhanced learning opportunities to students.
- To encourage and increase local business, civic, and private sector involvement within our school community.
- To encourage creative and innovative educational programs.
Ann Beyer, Foundation Secretary
Craig Catanzarite, Foundation Board Member
Mary Essig, Foundation President
Scott Goggin, WCSD Superintendent and Foundation Chairman
Todd Hopkins, WCSD Treasurer and Ad hoc Foundation Board Member
Joe Kraft, Foundation Board Member
Paul Wilson, WCSD Director of Secondary Education and Foundation Board Member
Paul Nebraska, Foundation Treasurer
FOUNDATION CONTACT INFORMATION
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?
Do you have a desire to enhance educational opportunities for the students of Westlake City Schools?
Would you like to be visible and proactive in supporting and executing efforts to do this?
The Westlake Educational Foundation is looking for individuals to join our organization!
The Westlake Educational Foundation was established over 30 years ago as a community trust to meet the needs of education beyond the parameters of traditionally funded programs.
Our mission: To enhance educational opportunities and experiences of Westlake City Schools’ students in the endeavor to educate for excellence.
The Foundation recently concluded its 3rd annual car raffle, partnering with Westlake Music Boosters, Westlake
PTAs, WDAB, and Westlake Alumni Association, to raise over $25,000 to enhance the curricular and extra-curricular activities of Westlake City Schools’ students.
Late last year, the Foundation awarded over $30,000 in grants to staff at WHS and LBMS for materials and equipment that support creative and innovative learning approaches in the classroom.
If you would like to be part of a team working towards the ultimate enhancement of education provided to Westlake's children, then consider joining the Westlake Educational Foundation!
Please contact the WestlakeEducationalFoundation@gmail.com for more information.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION?
You are welcome to show your support to our school community by making a general tax-deductible donation to the Foundation. If you would like to make a donation, visit Westlake Educational Foundation Donations.
The Foundation will email you a 501(c)(3) charitable organization receipt and add your name to the donor list.
The Westlake Educational Foundation Offers Staff Grants
in Support of Its Mission
Grants awarded by the Westlake Educational Foundation are limited to projects that enrich the educational opportunities of students in the Westlake City School District.
- Projects must encourage the learning and growth of students and advance the missions of both the Westlake Educational Foundation and the Westlake City School District.
- Requests should enhance educational opportunities and experiences over and above the required curriculum and not be made for on-going operational expenses such as salaries, benefits, facility maintenance, supplies, etc. normally covered within the Westlake City School District budget.
- Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate creativity and innovation in student learning.
Grant requests are considered by the Foundation’s Board of Directors using a formal review process.
- Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of how closely they reflect the Mission of the Westlake Educational Foundation and support the Mission and Strategic Plan Initiatives of the Westlake City School District.
- Grant recipients will be asked to prepare a short, written assessment regarding the outcomes of funded projects. Recipients of Major Grants or grants for highly visible items may be requested to provide project status updates via an interview with the Foundation Board of Directors.
- Grant applications may be submitted by any certified staff member of the Westlake City School District.
- All requests must be made using the “Westlake Educational Foundation Staff Grant Application” and submitted using the Google Form link by the published deadline.
Three grant levels are available:
- Basic Grant: Amounts from $1,000 to $2,499 to fund small group, single classroom or limited audience projects and programs.
- Moderate Grant: Amounts from $2,500 to $4,999 to fund special purpose projects or multiple classroom activities.
- Major Grant: Amounts over $5,000 to fund large projects, distinctive programs and multiple discipline proposals.
Please contact the WestlakeEducationalFoundation@
WHAT GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED?
The Westlake Educational Foundation Awards Grants
in Support of Its Mission
2022 Staff Grants
Westlake High School
Adam Purdy, Technology and Engineering Teacher
ShopBot CNC Cutter - $27,120
The ShopBot CNC Cutter is a spindle cutting machine used to cut materials like wood and plastic as part of the design and manufacturing process. It will be used in various classes, including Know Your Home (1 and 2), Computer Graphics, and Technical Drawing (Levels, 1,2,3,4). This industry-standard equipment will allow students to make real world connections in manufacturing while taking the design-to-build process to the next level, thus exposing them to different careers and preparing them for the future of manufacturing and technology.
Lee Burneson Middle School
Kip Primrose, Career Connections Teacher
Ozobot Kits - $2,990
Ozobots are small spherical robots that are easily programmed to make specific movements. The Ozobot Kits will be used to introduce students to programming by writing code to move an Ozobot on a path from one location to another, starting with color combinations then advancing to drag-and-drop coding on Chromebooks. This will expose students to coding before entering high school, where they can then take programming courses and potentially pursue a STEM career.
2021 Staff Grants
Westlake Elementary School
Brandi Mattingly, Becky Kowalski, Erin Vanek - Elementary Teachers
KEVA Planks - $2,745
KEVA Planks are identically sized wood planks that have no glue or connectors. Elementary students work with KEVA Planks to develop a mindset of growth and perseverance by completing challenges, such as: build the tallest tower with only one plank as the base and build the longest structure hanging off the edge of the table. Working to change a student’s mindset to one of growth, where they believe in their ability to take on challenging tasks and creatively problem solve with hard work, teamwork and practice, is the goal.