Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund

Hillsboro EIE Fund

Get To Know Us

The Hillsboro Excellence in Education (EIE) Fund is an endowment fund that provides private resources for the support of the Hillsboro School District.

Grants from the Hillsboro EIE to the Hillsboro School District will support educational programming outside of the boundaries of the school district budget. The Fund was established in 2012 with donations from community members.

The Hillsboro EIE Fund is led by an advisory board of Hillsboro citizens operating independently of the school district. The advisory board leads fundraising efforts and will determine the annual grant and scholarship awards.

The advisory board of the Hillsboro EIE also serves as the advisory board to the Hillsboro Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Hillsboro High School. The Fund oversees two endowed scholarships, the Picha Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Wolfenden Scholarship.

Learn About Our EIE Grants

Gifts to Excellence in Education funds are an investment in quality education for today’s students and future generations. Private resources allow for educational programming not typically funded by tax dollars.

Your gift can be a lasting and meaningful way of recognizing a special person or event in the life of your family, organization or business, or as a statement that you value education today and into the future. Donations to any EIE Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible.

Grants are made possible through the generous donations to the Hillsboro EIE Fund.

The Impact of the Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund

School District of Hillsboro was awarded the following grants:

  • There’s More to Math
  • Kitchen Supplies Upgrade
  • Reading Along the Iditarod
  • Cozy Up Our Room with a New Rug
  • Light Up Learners with Kindle Fires
  • “Ramping Up” Reading Skills with Technology Integration
  • Reading – Math – Calming Area Resources
  • Number and Letter Tracing and Writing Materials


Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: March 15

Grant Guidelines

Tips and tools for you to use as you prepare your application. Print out this PDF as you prepare your grant for a quick checklist of your progress.

Give the Gift of Education

Donations to the Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible. Mail a check to this address, or click the button to donate online.
Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 81
Platteville, WI 53818-0081

Donor Services Representative

Sarah Latimer
Sarah Latimer
Phone: (608) 758-0883

Advisory Board Members

The Fund is advised by a committee of community volunteers who serve independently of the school district. The advisory board initiates fundraising activities and determines annual grant awards:

Jeanne Hora, Chair
Karen Theis, Vice Chair
Di Marshall, Secretary
Sarah Baldwin
Patti Bruha
Layne Hammer
Marnie Hofmeister-Pooley
Tom Hotek
Haili Yttri
James Slama, School Board Representative
Curt Bisarek, Superintendent, Ex-Officio