Our 23rd Gala Auction for Kids

Gala Sponsor logosThis year we raised $30,000!

The 23rd Gala Auction included a great meal, warm company and live and silent auction items like getaways, artwork, gift packages & sports tickets – all to make certain that 200+ crucial workshops continue to enhance over 6000 students in the Avon Maitland district throughout the year.

The Gala Auction was held Saturday, November 11 at the Revival House in Stratford, ON.

2018’s Gala Auction will be Saturday, November 10 at the Revival House in Stratford, ON.

The event would not be possible without our sponsors. We’d like to thank them for their tremendous support – many of whom have been champions of our cause for many years.

We’d also like to thank the countless businesses throughout Perth and Huron who donate items for the auction.

facebook logoPlease see the Gala Auction Facebook Event Page for up-to-date item listings, sponsors, news and more.

Our Sponsors:

D&D Automation, RBC Dominion Securities, Bluewater Office Equipment/MicroAge Basics, Palmerston Dental, Dr. Dennis and Laurie Nuhn, Smith-Peat Roofing And Sheet Metal Ltd, Marklevitz Architects Inc., MNE Engineering, Chris Schaefer – Canaccord, Ward & Uptigrove, Stainton Hardware (Wingham), J. E. Gabel Electric Plumbing & Heating, Royal LePage Don Hamilton Real Estate, The Winemaker’s Shop, ETFO – Avon Maitland Teachers Local, Bardwell Law Office, Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc., Lighthouse Money Management, Astrid Roch Russel, H. Avice Foster, Paul & Mary Carroll, Marian Doucette, Catherine Weber.

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Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger MeHave you ever wished you could go back in time and change something? Was there a specific moment in your life where you had the opportunity to do something great but never acted on it? Do you dream about that one special moment that passed you by because you were too busy worrying about what could go wrong?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may see the merit in what we and the Avon Maitland District School Board are doing with a new series we call ‘Dear Younger Me’.

To launch the series, we recently paid a visit to some of our secondary schools and asked students one question:

If you had a piece of advice or an encouraging word for your younger self, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

Now, we’d like to hear from you … students, adults, senior citizens.

What would you say to your younger self if you could?

We invite you to send us a 60-second video or video link via email to foundation@ed.amdsb.ca, tweet us your thoughts @found4education or share with us on facebook.com/foundationforeducation

We and your younger self look forward to hearing from you!

Tomorrow (and the Foundation) Yearns for Risk and Imagination

children listening to saxophonistWhen people ask me what we do at the Foundation it’s always a race to paint a picture of our work before a glazed look appears in their eyes.

I’m not sure why. Perhaps I’ve yet to master the ‘elevator speech’ or try to touch on all facets involved in our day-to-day to justify to the listener why we exist.

If you’re reading this you may already have an interest in what we do. Maybe some social media traffic led you here or you landed here by accident or you are trying to make sense of what I said in the elevator.

Whatever the route, please allow me 6 minutes to explain to you what we do and why we think it doubles in importance everyday in this currently splintered and boxed-in world.