Monroe Excellence in Education Fund

Monroe Excellence In Education Fund

Get To Know Us

The Monroe Excellence in Education Fund is an endowment fund that provides private resources for the support the Monroe School District.

Family of Funds

The following charitable funds have been established by individuals and organizations to support their charitable goals for the Monroe educational community:

  • Monroe High School Class of 1949 Education Fund
  • Monroe High School Class of 1977 Fund
  • Frederick C. and Helen R. Rehmstedt Northside Elementary EIE Endowment Fund
  • Tschudy Family Fund

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.

Once per year the advisory board awards grants to the local school district for projects and/or programs that fall outside of the confines of the District’s operating budget. Grants are awarded at a ceremony in June.

The Impact of the Monroe Excellence in Education Fund

  • Abraham Lincoln 3rd Grade, living biographies, $2000
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary, playground communication boards, $3600
  • Abraham Lincoln Music Dept., ukulele program, $1723
  • Monroe Middle School Science, Olympiad team costs, $1140
  • Northside Elementary, anxiety parent book clubs, $806
  • Northside Elementary, happy therapy lights; $423
  • Northside Elementary, breakout EDU, $450
  • Northside School Counselor, 2nd step child protection unit, $3387
  • Parkside 5th grade, wobble stool & zenergy ball seating, $1927
  • Parkside Elementary, expanding expression tool kits, $2334
  • Monroe School District, outstanding educator, $1000
  • Monroe High School:
    • Design jet engineering plotter, $1600
    • Heart rate monitors, $5000
    • Fun little exploration, $400
    • Adapted service learning, $1102
    • Virtual team/class training, $1000
  • Monroe High School Technology Engineering Dept., cordless tungsten grinder, $500

2019 Total: $28,392

Apply For a Grant

Annual grant application deadline: April 1

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 Monroe 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.
The Monroe Excellence in Education Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 733
Monroe, WI 53566

Donor Services Representative

Linda Gebhardt
Linda Gebhardt
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:

Dan Bestul
Jeremy Cairy
Cara Carper
Russ Davis
Karen Fowdy
Jeff Maliszewski
Ron Markham
Bryan Rach
Cindy Rupnow
Mike Sanders
Daphne Sathoff
Nadine Whiteman
Ex-officio Members: Mary Berger, Rick Waski