The Colonial School District Education Foundation enjoys working with local businesses. Whether it’s simply matching an individual’s donation or funding a potential outdoor classroom for the new middle school, corporate connections help the students and staff in Colonial.
John Kennedy Subaru and Subaru of America Inc.
As a “Hometown Charity” for John Kennedy Subaru’s annual Share the Love promotion, the CSDEF received $18,353.50 in 2022. The Foundation is connecting Subaru with the Colonial Middle School administration to brainstorm and create a potential innovative learning space for the new building. Subaru’s long-standing support of Colonial schools is also responsible for helping to fund this summer’s free summer meals program.
This year, the Foundation received the final $10,000 of a five-year gift from Firstrust that supported signage on the turf baseball field and an innovation lab in Colonial Elementary School’s library.
Thanks to the generosity of Slawek Orthodontics, the CSDEF was able to hold an online auction for metal braces or Invisalign valued at $6,240. Congratulations goes to Susan Gringeri for her winning bid of $4,750.
The CSDEF made an effort to encourage individuals making donations to check with their employers about matching donations. This year, the Foundation received a total of $3425 in matching donations from Accenture, The Blackbaud Giving Fund, Comcast, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Financial, Merck Foundation, and Subaru of America Inc.