The Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation hosts its annual Toast to Education November 1, a fundraiser that has raised more than $347,000 to support 307 innovative projects throughout Farmington Public Schools.
Tickets are available online for the event, which offers food from local restaurants, along with wine and craft beer. Entertainment is provided by a 20-piece band; guests can participate in raffles and take their chances with the “wheel of wine”.
Among the recent projects funded through Toast to Education:
- STEAM Studios Production Studio, through which Farmington STEAM Academy students learn to shoot and edit digital media to create videos, infomercials, documentaries and training videos
- Transportation for FPS high school girls to the day long Digital Diva Conference at Eastern Michigan University
- Let’s Shop, a program that allows special education students to use their communication, reading, and math skills in multiple real life shopping experiences
- A space science assembly program at Lanigan Elementary School that used laser animation to explore outer space
“Our board is proud to report that every school in the district has benefited from this work,” Executive Director Nancy Jennings wrote in an announcement for the event.
To purchase tickets for Toast to Education, visit events.ticketprinting.com/event/Toast-31469
Applications are open through November 18 for the Foundation’s current grant cycle, and awards will be announced in February of 2020. For more information about the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation, visit ffhedfoundation.org.