Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund

Hillsboro EIE Fund
  • Since its founding in 2013, the Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund has awarded more than $23,000 and 33 grants. 

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 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.

The monies for the grant awards are made possible by combining the earnings on the Hillsboro EIE Endowment Fund, proceeds from the group’s Kwik Trip card program and designated gifts from individuals.

The Impact of the Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund

  • Seats for Studying, proposed by Teresa Krajco
  • DNA Discovery System, proposed by Maggie Schultz
  • Calculators for Academic Decathlon, proposed by Daniel Faas
  • Biology Room Chairs, proposed by Maggie Schultz
  • Piano Project, proposed by Mary Siefert
  • Kindergarten Classroom Library, proposed by Cathy Clark
  • Get Our Wiggles Out!, proposed by Beth Thayer
  • Flexible Seating, proposed by Karla Frederick
  • Magnet Letter Student Sets, proposed by Vanessa Mislivecek

May 2018 Total: $6,758

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: March 16

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
P.O. Box 526
Hillsboro, WI 54634

Donor Services Representative

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson, President
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, Co-Chair
Kelli Mitchell, Co-Chair
Di Marshall, Vice Chair
Bob Potter, Secretary
Sarah Baldwin
Layne Hammer
Luke Manke
Karen Theis
Carol Wolfenden
Jenni Schrock, school board representative
Lindsay O’Hair, school board alternate
Curt Bisarek, Superintendent, ex-officio