2019 - 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
Dear friends of UA+Ed,
2020 has put “what matters most” into sharp focus. With less than a month to go, we have provided more financial support in grants, scholarships and awards than any previous year.
Upper Arlington Schools have faced urgent needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that have been compounded by a reduction in state funding. Providing Enhanced Distance Learning when necessary, and offering multiple pathways for instruction including a hybrid model and the UA Online Academy have required additional resources.
The Upper Arlington Education Foundation has responded by providing access to meaningful opportunities for each and every student. We have supported technology to keep students and teachers connected, programs and materials to foster wellness and belonging, and funding for individual needs of students during this difficult time.
We are incredibly thankful to you, for sharing our commitment to Enhancing What Matters Most - Now More Than Ever.
Alice Finley, Executive Director, and everyone at the Upper Arlington Education Foundation
UA+Ed BOARD TRUSTEES
NEW FULL BOARD MEMBERS 2020
2019 UA Alumni Association President
2020 UA Alumni Association President
2019 School Board Representative
2020 School Board Representative
AD HOC MEMBERS
2020 Ad Hoc
2019 Teacher Representative
Paul Imhoff, Ed.D.
2019 Teacher Representative
2019/2020 Teacher Representative
Laura Mills Moore
2020 Teacher Representative
2020 Teacher Representative
To provide access to meaningful opportunities for each and every student.
An inspired and thriving community of learners.
Our expectation of quality and love of neighbor is recognized in all that we do.
We nurture relationships and cultivate partnerships for yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Supporting Innovation and Leaders
We fuel ideas and creativity in the classroom and beyond.
Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
All are welcome and have equitable access to opportunity.
Our hearts are big and our passion is education.
We listen and learn to align our giving.
2019 IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS
*Upper Arlington High School, Hastings Middle School, Jones Middle School, Barrington Elementary School, Greensview Elementary School, Tremont Elementary School, Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, Windermere Elementary School, and Burbank Early Childhood School
COVID-19 Crisis Fund
In 2020, the Upper Arlington Education Foundation proudly gave $25,000 to assist in establishing a UA Schools COVID-19 Crisis Fund. With the support of all school PTO's, UA Rotary, individual donors, and The Upper Arlington Community Foundation, the financial goal was met to provide grab and go breakfasts and lunches to children in our community throughout the 12 week summer break.
Our schools are what makes Upper Arlington a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. While we are not immune to challenges such as the effects of a pandemic, it is comforting to know that when faced with such hardships we come together to make sure that every one of us can get the care that is needed.
Any monies available in the Fund after providing for children's meals will be available for other COVID-19 Crisis related costs at the discretion of the district. Examples might include (but are not limited to) safety supplies and equipment, wellness/mental health programs, educational resources, etc.
"America to Me" Community Viewing & Discussions
Apple Pencils & Logitech Crayons for iPads
Archaeology - Learning about Our Past
Art Take Over
Barrington/West Broad Elementary Partnership
Building Cultural Bridges Through Music
Crossing Curriculum with Culture Taiko Drum
Kyle Schulze, Deaf Ninja Motivational Visit
Field Reporting - Padcaster for Journalism
FIRST Robotics - Bear Bots
Garden Planter Benches
Global Read Aloud
Hello - Can You Hear Me Now? Recording Phones
Honoring Diversity & Inclusion with Children's Art
Language Arts Professional Development
Makey Makey Invention Kit
Materials for a Diverse School
National History Day
OSU Model United Nations
PAW Day (Positive Attitudes Win)
Primary Hall Sensory Path
Project Zero Classroom Institute
Responsive Classroom Teaching Approach
Restorative Practice in the Classroom
Sharing Content Knowledge with Sphero Robots
Smart Styluses for Special Education
Spanish Classroom Library
Staff Book Club - Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity
Students for Change
SXSW EDU Playground
UAHS Marching Band Portable Sound System
UA Idea Day
UA Mobile Academy
Virtual Tour of UAHS
Who Have We Been? Who Are We? Idea Seminar
impact stories from the classroom
Stories from the classroom
2019 Student Scholarships and Awards
Jim Baas Community Service Award
Francis Richard Barnes Memorial Scholarship Award
Pat R. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
Trevor Hartley Football Scholarship Award
David Hajek Spirit Award
Keith Krieger Scholarship Award
John Lohse Orchestra Spirit Award
HER Realtors’ Scholarship
John Lohse Science Award
William Schaefer IB Scholarship Award
Charles G. Will Emerging Writer Award
Joanie Dugger Educator of the Year Award (2020)
New Endowment Funds in 2019
Christie Family Fund
The Christie Family Fund was created in loving memory of Linda and John Christie. The fund is unrestricted in use and may benefit programs and projects in all areas. Preference will be given to support programs and projects at Tremont Elementary School, Jones Middle School and Upper Arlington High School in the areas of math, pre-business and entrepreneurship.
Overmyer Family Fund
The Overmyer Fund was established in 2019 by Dan and Jennifer Overmyer. The fund supports special education and projects that promote student well-being and belonging.
Establishing a permanent endowment fund is a meaningful way to support students for generations to come.
Urestricted Assets are used for:
Supporting our mission through funding of grants in the school district
Growing our endowment to support future generations of Golden Bears
Unrestricted Assets come from individual/corporate donations and sponsorships, fundraising (including the Golden Bear Bash), and investment revenue.
Flow-Through Funds are held in accounts for purposes consistent with the mission of the UA+Ed.
These funds may be created by donors to make funding available when it is needed the most. Flow-Through Funds may be temporary or long-lasting.
Designated Endowment Funds
Designated Endowment Funds may be established by donors to make a meaningful and lasting impact for today's learners as well as future generations of students.
Funds may be earmarked to support opportunities in specific subject areas, grade levels, schools, or other identified areas of interest. Endowed Funds are invested with Hamilton Capital Management and are structured to last into perpetuity.
All numbers are cash basis for calendar year ending 12/31/2019.
2019 Bash and 2020 VirtUAl Golden Bear Bash
In 2019, over 1400 friends in the community gathered together at Tremont Center to celebrate, eat, drink, and fundraise for the UA+Ed.
In 2020, your safety was a top priority so the Golden Bear Bash was virtUAl. 50 limited edition BASH IN A BOX kits were sold out in under one hour! In addition, there were fantastic auction items available to bid on and win. Thank you Upper Arlington community!
Save the date! Golden Bear Bash!
September 5, 2021
Enhancing What Matter Most
Ways you can support the UA+Ed
BECOME A 2020 UA+ED ANNUAL SPONSOR
Family sponsorships start at $100
All sponsorships include website recognition
See Sponsors HERE
MAKE A GIFT
Mail a check or use a credit card online
Give in honor or memory of someone special
Thank a teacher or other UA Schools Staff member with a donation in their name
PLAN YOUR GIVING
Make a tax-free gift with an IRA
Designate the UA+Ed in a bequest
PARTICIPATE IN A GIVING PROGRAM
Make a recurring gift (monthly, quarterly, annually)
Designate the UA+Ed when you join the United Way
DONATE TO A DESIGNATED FUND
Grow an existing endowment fund or flow-through fund that supports a purpose meaningful to you
The UA+Ed has over 70 funds that are designated to support specific schools, subject areas, activities and more
Learn about these funds on our website: UAEducationFoundation.com/our-funds
Once a Golden Bear
Always a Golden Bear!
The Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA) was established by the UA+Ed in 1986 to help Golden Bears stay connected and engaged after graduation. In 2019, the UAAA unveiled a new logo and website. A new Student Ambassador program was also launched to connect with our future alumni. In addition to honoring the past, the UAAA plays an active part in the UA+Ed's mission to provide access to meaningful opportunities for each and every student.
If you are a UAHS alumnus, be sure to update your Information and stay connected at Bearalums.com.
Upper Arlington Education Foundation Staff
Alice Finley, Executive Director
Megan Lewis Potts, Assistant Director
Amy Rice, Operations Associate
Jennifer Rigney, Operations Associate