Pecatonica Excellence in Education Fund

Get To Know Us

The Pecatonica Excellence in Education (EIE) Fund is an endowment fund that provides private resources for the support the Pecatonica Area Schools. Grants from the fund enhance educational programs, offer extended educational opportunities, encourage innovation, and recognize the achievements of students and staff. The Fund was established in 2010 with donations from Blanchardville/Hollandale area citizens.

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 May.

The Impact of the Pecatonica Excellence in Education Fund

Awarded to the Pecatonica Area School District

  • Student congress activities
  • Cross-county travel tent and benches
  • STEAM bin
  • Hands on only CPR and AED

2023 TOTAL: $1,740

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

Donor Services Representative

Profile photo of DSR 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:

Margie Barnes
Marcie Domine
Travis Leonard
Cher Schliem
Jennifer Mobley
Eric Straehl
Charlotte Tesch