United Education Foundation
Mission Statement and people holding certificates of completion

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

Children using exercise equipment at Northeast Junior High Children using exercise equipment at Northeast Junior High Children using exercise equipment at Northeast Junior Equipment

Mini-Grants helped fund exercise equipment at Northeast Junior High.

History

UEF Timeline

1991
Foundation to enhance educational programs established

1992 thru 2009
Process of Building the Fund

2010
Assumed sponsorship of the Academic Achievement Awards for high school seniors from the QC Chamber of Commerce.
Recognized staff-selected 8th grade students of each partner district who demonstrated growth in citizenship and scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017
Awarded 32 teacher mini-grants for up to $250 each
8th grade Principal’s Choice Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2018
Awarded 42 teacher mini-grants for up to $250 each
8th grade Principal’s Choice Student Recognition Awards
Sponsored the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2019
Awarded 37 teacher mini-grants for up to $250 each
8th Grade Principal’s Choice Student Recognition Awards
Sponsoring the High School Academic Achievement Awards

2020
Awarded 36 teacher mini-grants for up to $250 each
Received East Moline Community Foundation Grant for $1,000 for mini-grant program
8th Grade Principal’s Choice Student Recognition Awards
Sponsoring the High School Academic Achievement Awards