The Foundation raised $590,000 to build the new field.
Since 2004, when The Southwestern Schools Education Foundation (SSEF) was established,this organization has been raising funds for the purpose of enhancing the educational programs, initiatives and capital projects of the district and for additional support of items in the annual school budget that could not be initiated or maintained without private sector funding and charitable giving.
We are proud of what this group, with the support of our district’s community, has been able to accomplish. Below you will find some of those projects.
Thanks to the support and generosity of the Southwestern School District community, the Foundation raised $590,000 to build the new field.
The Foundation raised money to provide a new Football/Soccer Field and Track on campus. Photos by Cheri Burk.
When the Southwestern Schools Education Foundation and the Board of Education reached out to alumni, business leaders, other foundations and our Southwestern community members to ask for support in making the Athletic Complex a reality. Our request was gratefully answered with tax deductible donations totaling over a half a million dollars!
This success story only reinforced the need for creative, alternative funding sources in times of tight school budgets. Inadequate state funding has left many New York State schools struggling to meet the educational needs of the students. Southwestern is no different, but we were determined not let this obstacle keep us from properly preparing our students for a successful life beyond the school walls. (more…)
2014 Cycle Chautauqua Bike Tour fundraiser -Despite the lack of sunshine we had a terrific turnout of dedicated cyclists for this year’s bike tour. Thank you to all the repeat riders that we look forward to seeing every year. And welcome to all the new riders who joined us to tour our beautiful lake and help raise funds for our students and teachers. Thank you sponsors: Dr. David Todd, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Jock Shop, Hartman Independent, Jamestown Macadam, Quick Solutions, Tri-James Services, Jamestown Container and Tim Horton’s. Enjoy the pictures and we’ll see you in 2015 on July 18th! Watch this site for more news or visit www.cyclechautauqua.com. Cycle On!!
The Cycle Chautauqua Bike Tour Fundraiser is an annual event. If you are interested riding in the next Bike Tour please visit www.cyclechautauqua.com to register online or download a mail in registration form. All proceeds from this fundraiser are housed in our non-endowment fund for unrestricted use.
Thanks to Shults Auto Group for this great opportunity to raise funds to assist with several current school initiatives in need of financial support. Each test drive earns $20 for these projects.
It is also sure to be fun. Each test driver will receive a gift bag for participating along with many other give-aways.
Superintendent Maureen Donahue took a test drive!