About the United Education Fund

Organization By-Laws

Mission

Our Mission is to enhance the classroom experience of all the students of the partner districts.

Our Impact

Through your generous support, the UEF has been able to impact many students in numerous ways. A few examples are:

  • classroom listening center at Bowlesburg
  • musical library selections to challenge band students at Colona & Eagle Ridge
  • magazine subscriptions for kindergartners at Eagle Ridge, K-4 at Ridgewood, 2nd graders at Wells & high school students at UTEC & UTHS
  • model kits to build roller coasters at Northeast Junior High
  • Growing Great Families Conference at George O. Barr to support parents & increase parental involvement at all partner schools
  • picture communication tools to help nonverbal & preverbal students communicate at Colona and online curriculum to help students increase their math skills at Glenview
  • novels to learn more about historic events and themes of tolerance and bullying at Northeast Junior High

History

UEF Timeline
1991—Foundation to enhance educational programs established.

1992 thru 2009 — Process of Building the Fund

2009—Awarded the first mini-grants (2 for $50each)
Mini-grants are available to all of the partner schools to enhance the classroom experience.

2010—UEF assumed sponsorship of the academic achievement awards for high school seniors which had been
sponsored by QC Chamber of Commerce since 1960.
Recognized staff-selected 8th grade students of each partner school whom demonstrated growth in citizenship & scholarship with a $100 savings bond.

2011—Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards
8th grade Student Recognition Awards
Awarded mini-grants (2 for $100 each)

2012—Awarded mini-grants (9 at $100 each)
Sponsored Junior High Scholastic Bowl
8th grade Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards
Joined into partnership with The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

2013—Awarded 10 individual mini-grants for $100 each
Sponsored Junior High Scholastic Bowl
8th grade Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2014—Awarded 12 individual mini-grants for $250 each
Sponsored Junior High Scholastic Bowl
8th grade Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2015—Awarded 25 individual mini-grants for $250 each
Sponsored Junior High Scholastic Bowl
8th grade Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2016– Awarded 43 individual teacher mini-grants for $250 each
Sponsoring Junior High Scholastic Bowl
8th grade Principal’s Choice Student Recognition Awards
Sponsoring the High School Academic Achievement Awards