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2021 SHOW + TELL

Dear Friends of UA+Ed,

 

Our school district has a long history of partnering with the community to challenge and support every student, every step of the way. The Upper Arlington Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that exists to strengthen this partnership. Thanks to the generous support of families, businesses, and community members, the UA+Ed is able to provide resources to foster students' learning and growth academically, socially and emotionally. 

 

We are incredibly thankful to you, for being under our umbrella - Rain or Shine.

 

Warmly,

 

 

Alice Finley, Executive Director, and everyone at the Upper Arlington Education Foundation

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2021 UA+Ed BOARD TRUSTEES

Jennifer Overmyer

2021 Chair

Beth Maisenbacher

2021 Treasurer

 

Todd Beekman

 

Kelly Cantwell

Nic Fortkamp

 

Angela Lanctot

Mitva Patel

Matt Petersen

 

Karri Schildmeyer

 

Randi Stummer

Jana Tice

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Jack Graf

2021 UA Alumni Association President

Scott McKenzie

2021 School Board Representative

 

AD HOC MEMBERS

Blair Adams

John Royer

Matt Stout

Paul Imhoff, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Jill Merkle

2021 Teacher Representative

Laura Mills Moore

2021 Teacher Representative

Shannon Riley

2021 Teacher Representative

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Our Mission

To provide access to meaningful opportunities for each and every student.

 

Vision

An inspired and thriving community of learners.

 

Values

 

Honoring Community

  • Our expectation of quality and love of neighbor is recognized in all that we do.

 

Fostering Connections

  • 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.

 

Giving Generously

  • Our hearts are big and our passion is education.

 

Being Responsive

  • We listen and learn to align our giving.

2021 IMPACT

GRANTS GIVEN

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS in 2021

CELEBRATE A SENIOR

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write up with link to participate

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TRAILS TO IMPROVEMENT

UAHS Principal, Andrew Theado, his leadership team, and students are incorporating organizational management practices with educational best practices to further the district's mission, vision and values.

STEM WITH STEVE

Online Academy students have been doing hands-on science projects each week. As a special treat, Steve Spangler, an America tv personality, author and science teacher, made a virtual visit and shared some of his favorite experiments.

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COLLABORATING WITH THE UA LIBRARY

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A SPECIAL FIFTH GRADE BOOK CLUB

During a school year full of challenges, fifth graders at Barrington came together to read a book about grit and perseverance. A Long Walk to Water, set in Sudan tells the story of Nya, who fetches water each day from a pond that is two hours away.; and Salva who becomes a "lost boy" walking across Africa In search of safety.

A new outreach program between the UA Public Library, UA+Ed, and our five Elementary Schools is getting more books into our schools and offering the best and newest resources to our students.

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MULTI CULTURAL CLASSROOMS

Tremont staff received professional development from Lorena German, founder of Multicultural Classroom, with the goal to build a stronger foundation for anti-bias and antiracist work.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

The UA Alumni Association and UA+Ed hosted a final walk through the current high school building. Thanks to our student ambassadors for creating a place for everyone to leave their handprint.

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COVID 19 Crisis Fund

Lunches

Homecoming Tent

Masks

2021 BY THE NUMBERS

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*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

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New Established Funds 

JJ Blevins Memorial Fund

    This fund was created in memory of JJ Blevins.

 

The UAHS Class of 1981 Leadership Fund

    This fund is designated to further the School District's focus leadership.

 

The Reddy Family Fund

     Unrestricted in use, this fund will support programs that bring community members together with students for authentic and meaningful learning experiences.

 

Dr. James Allen

     This fund...

Establishing a permanent endowment fund is a meaningful way to support students for generations to come.

FINANCIAL ASSETS

Unrestricted Assets

$822,550.02

Unrestricted Assets are used for:

  • Supporting our mission through funding of grants in the school district

  • Operating expenses

  • 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

$315,639.22

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

$1,738,682.96

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.

TOTAL  $2,876,872.20

All numbers are cash basis for calendar year ending 12/31/2020. 

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2021 Golden Bear Bash

In 2021, the Golden Bear Bash made a move to the Amelita Mirolo Barn at the Sunny 95 Park.


 
Save the date! 16th Annual Golden Bear Bash!
Sunday, September 4, 2022

MANY WAYS

TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT

BECOME A 2021 UA+ED ANNUAL SPONSOR

  • Family sponsorships start at $100

  • All sponsorships include website recognition

 

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

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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 2020, the student ambassador program is helping to raise awareness and connection between the UA+Ed and UAAA.  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.

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Illustration from the book Golden Bears A to Z

The Upper Arlington Education Foundation is aligned with and supports the goals and plans of the Upper Arlington City School District. Our mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for each and every student and we are proud to provide resources for programs and projects focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the unique experiences and backgrounds of our community of donors, fund advisors, staff, board members, volunteers, and school district employees as we work together to further our mission. Upper Arlington is an excellent school system, but there is work to be done. We take seriously the importance of students feeling a sense of belonging, safety, and inspiration to reach their full potential.

Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, the Upper Arlington Education Foundation will

• Assess our own processes and policies, including grantmaking, to ensure equity among students;

• Provide continued board and staff development opportunities in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion that will allow us to continue to support the strategic vision of the School District;

• Partner with our community to ensure needed resources are available to those who are working passionately on behalf of each and every student in Upper Arlington.

Upper Arlington Education Foundation Staff

Alice Finley, Executive Director

 

Alice@UAEducationFoundation.com

 

 

Megan Lewis Potts, Assistant Director

 

Megan@UAEducationFoundation.com

 

Jennifer Rigney, Operations Associate

 

Jen@UAEducationFoundation.com

Meghan Obergefell, Operations Associate

 

mobergefell@UAEducationFoundation.com