A Decatur family that wishes to remain anonymous donated the money.
Decatur Education Foundation
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
An anonymous Decatur family made the gift to the Decatur Education Foundation.
The Decatur Education Foundation announced Thursday night it has received a $500,000 gift--its largest single gift to date. The gift came from a Decatur family that wishes to remain anonymous. The announcement was made at the Decatur Community Bandstand during the kickoff of Terrific Thursdays, a downtown holiday shopping promotion. Here's information from the foundation. A Decatur family has bestowed the Decatur Education Foundation with its single largest gift to date, a $500,000 donation that will provide a wide range of educational support to the city’s students. The gift was announced this evening on the city square at the kick-off of the “Terrific Thursday” holiday shopping season. “This gift will allow us to continue to build on …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Oct. 11 event benefits the Decatur Education Foundation.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Conservative Club worked in yards last weekend. The Ninth Grade Service Team donated earnings to the Decatur Education Foundation.
By Chris Billingsley Decatur High Teacher and Club Sponsor 1. The Decatur High School Conservative Club did a service project over the weekend called "Bloomin' Decatur." The purpose of the service project was to help Decatur area homeowners spruce up their yards. This was a free service but four homeowners donated more than $250 the the Conservative Club. Club members hope to have a cook-out for all DHS clubs before the end of the year. Any money left over will be donated to the Decatur Ed Foundation. Great Job DHS Conservatives! 2. The DHS 9th Grade Service Team will make their end of the year donation to the Decatur Ed Foundation this Thursday. Students raised over $1,500 through various service projects including participation in …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
You can help the Decatur Education Foundation.
The Decatur Education Foundation is rounding up volunteers to work this weekend at the Sweetwater 420 Fest in Candler Park. DEF volunteer coordinator Nia Schooler tells Patch, It’s not the Decatur Beer Festival … but it’s a volunteer opportunity that’s just like it: People are needed to staff the beer trucks for charity on April 21 at the SweetWater 420 Fest in Candler Park. Two shifts available: 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 4- p.m. Pour cold beer and collect money – that’s it. Free T-shirt and Festival admission Fabulous way to help Decatur Education Foundation! In exchange for your time and energy, DEF receives a sizable donation. Volunteers need to be 21 or older, able to stand for entire shift and work well in a busy, non-stop environment. …
Author Haley Kilpatrick will speak at 7 p.m. at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, author Haley Kilpatrick will talk to parents and daughters (ages 9 to 18) about the issues girls face in middle school today. Kilpatrick is the author of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School – Bullies, Brands, Body Image and More and founder of Girl Talk, a mentoring program that pairs high and middle school girls. The Decatur Education Foundation is sponsoring the program, which will be held in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. It's free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The prom will benefit the Decatur Education Foundation.
It's prom season, and that counts for adults, too. The Decatur Adult Prom, sponsored by the Decatur Education Foundation, was a big hit last year. Everybody had a good time. Nicki Salcedo wrote a column about the prom, which got a mention in the New York Times. The DEF decided to do it again. Ths second annual Decatur Adult Prom will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. April 28 at Function, 508 E. Howard Ave. in Decatur. Here's what the DEF says: This year’s theme is “Welcome to Hollywood,” and proceeds benefit the Decatur Education Foundation’s Tools for Success program, which provides laptop computers and technology training to low-income families in our community. Tickets are $35 and include great Decatur food, 2 drinks and tunes spun by DJ Aaron…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Norton Juster spoke and signed books Friday night.
Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," spoke Friday night at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott as part of the citywide reading project, On The Same Page. Juster has been getting a lot of attention lately. This is the 50th anniversary of the publication of his book, considered a children's classic. The Little Shop of Stories organized the events in the reading project with support from the Decatur Education Foundation and the Decatur Rotary Club. The Rotary Club sent this photo of Juster and Leonard Marcus, author of "The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth." Marcus interviewed Juster on stage. Here's part of the press release the Rotary Club sent. The Decatur Rotary Club will celebrate its 75th Anniversary next year and has had a long-…
Friday, October 14, 2011
More than 400 guests enjoyed live music, shrimp and adult beverages at fund-raiser.
More than 400 guests attended the Decatur Education Foundation's Low Country Boil Thursday night at the Solarium in Oakhurst, a new record for the event, according to DEF Executive Director Gail Rothman. While dodging occational raindrops, guests enjoyed live music, adult beverages, boiled shrimp and jambalaya. The event also raised money from silent auctions for vacations in Costa Rica, Fripp Island, Beaufort, S.C., Savannah, Hilton Head, St. Simons Island, Seagvoe Beach and Lake Santeelah. Patrons could also donate to "mission" auction items -- opportunities to pledge support for a particular DEF program.