YOUR County Chamber

  • Member Spotlight


    Waukesha Education Foundation


    222 Maple Ave
    Waukesha, WI, 53186


  • Did You Know?


    • Since 2002, WEF has awarded 155 grants totaling more than $200,000 to benefit every school across the Waukesha school district. 


    • The Celebration of Excellence event this Sunday includes live music, great food, and a special appearance from the Racing Sausages.


    • This year’s WEF awards include:
      Corporate Partner in Education Award – Hydro-Thermal Corporation
      Community Partner in Education Award – Waukesha County Business Alliance
      Sally Jo Michalko Lifetime Excellence in Education Award – John Schoenknecht



    The Waukesha Education Foundation (WEF) is a nonprofit organization created to help teachers and school provide the very best education for their students. The mission of the Waukesha Education Foundation is to utilize community resources to provide grants for the educational enrichment of the students in the Waukesha School District, fostering quality and innovative learning and ensuring a strong foundation for the future of our community.



    These grants help fulfill the requests of teachers and staff seeking to implement special materials or programs as part of their curriculum that would normally not be covered by standard school funding. WEF and the School District of Waukesha work hand-in-hand in raising funds throughout the year, awarding grants to teachers that outline how these extra resources can enhance student learning.



    Grants from last year include creating a MakerSpace at Whittier Elementary, to students designing snowshoes from repurposed, natural and recycled materials at Summit View. Support goes directly into providing innovative teaching opportunities, and awarded grants are detailed on the WEF website to showcase where the funds are going.

    The Waukesha Education Foundation raises funds through individual donations, school fundraisers such as “Blue Jeans Day,” where a teacher can pay $5 to wear blue jeans to work, or through three annual events:

    Celebration of Excellence – Sunday, February 26, 2017: This annual event highlights all of the exciting projects and programs students are able to participate in. Great food, fun games, raffle and silent auction items, and more. The event starts at 3:00 pm at Waukesha South High School.

    WEF Fun Run/Walk – Saturday, May 13, 2017: Give outdoors as participants can run or walk to provide that true community support for local schools and teachers. Get a t-shirt, stop by the booths, and get into the spirit of giving.

    Bob Duckett Memorial Golf Outing – Date TBD: Tee off with business and community leaders at The Legend at Merrill Hills in a great summer Golf outing. This highly attended event is a great way to learn about all the businesses and individuals involved with WEF and supporting our students’ futures.  

    To learn more about providing innovating learning opportunities:  

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