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Nominations sought for the James Ford Commitment to Education Award

Nominations for the James Ford Commitment to Education Award are being sought by the Board of Directors of the East Aurora Educational Foundation.

Everyone is encouraged to think about the person who most exhibits the spirit which Dr. Ford brought to the effort to support creative learning. Send letters of nomination outlining candidates’ qualities as listed above, by July 6, 2017 to: East Aurora Educational Foundation, Parkdale Elementary School – Room 130B, 141 Girard Avenue, East Aurora NY 14052 or to mbakowski@eak12.org.

The award will be presented to the selected recipient at the East Aurora Educational Foundation’s 2017 Celebration Event on October 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Crag Burn Golf Club.

One of the founding fathers of the foundation was Dr. James Ford. In his memory, the foundation created the James Ford Commitment to Education Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to the person who most exemplifies the following qualities that Dr. Ford exhibited in helping to establish the foundation: commitment to the betterment of education in East Aurora, persistent dedication to the cause, creative and original thinking, and involvement in community life.

Since its founding in 1988, the East Aurora Educational Foundation has provided grant funding in support of educational opportunities for students in the East Aurora Union Free School District. Each funded project has been beyond the scope of the district’s operating budget, has enriched the curriculum and has had significant long-range impact on the quality of education in our schools.

A not-for-profit organization, the East Aurora Educational Foundation relies on donations and community support to fulfill its mission: to enhance the educational experience of students in the East Aurora Union Free School District. For more information, please visit www.eastauroraeducationalfoundation.org.




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