Community invited to first annual Raising Warwick event

By on September 19, 2018

The Warwick Education Foundation invites the community to Raising Warwick, a celebration of education on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at Lititz Elementary School. Over 4,000 Warwick students benefit from grants provided by the Foundation to enrich education. These Lititz Elementary students boosted their math skills with resources provided for a math library.

On Oct. 4, the entire community is invited to attend Raising Warwick, the first of what promises to be an annual education celebration hosted by the Warwick Education Foundation.

“What used to be an unintentionally private ceremony is now a deliberately public event,” says Barb Mobley, executive director. “In the past, teachers who are expanding innovative learning through Foundation grants spoke only to contributors to the Foundation &tstr; as a thank you for the generous support that makes it possible. Now, we’ve opened Raising Warwick to all 18,0000-plus community residents.”

“And it’s free. No admission,” she added. “Anyone interested in enriching the educational experience of our public schools is invited to find out all the ways we’re doing it. And how you can help.”

To encourage working parents who are squeezed for time, Raising Warwick is being held on the first Thursday of October from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Lititz Elementary School, 20 S. Cedar St. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Those attending can expect to hear from students, educators, volunteers, fellow donors, and community members who will share their stories about the impact of the Warwick Education Foundation.

Beyond raising awareness among Warwick residents of the Foundation’s important work, Raising Warwick has another purpose.

“We hope to raise the money to raise the opportunities for Warwick kids to succeed in life,” says Listrak CEO Ross Kramer, a dedicated Foundation board member.

Since it began two decades ago, Warwick Education Foundation has raised over $1,700,000 to enrich learning for the K-12 students of the Warwick School District. Working in close cooperation with the District and the teachers, the Foundation awarded 45 teachers a total of $33,167 in 15 separate grants for the 2017-2018 school year. The 2018-19 grants will be announced soon and are expected to have a comparable impact on our students. All will be celebrated at Raising Warwick.

Everyone is welcome, but reservations for the Oct. 4 celebration are appreciated. Go to WarwickEF.org to RSVP.

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