Since 1984, the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF) has invested more than $17 million in support of educational programs for the 25 elementary and middle schools of the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD).
Working in partnership with the district, parents, businesses, and community organizations of Cupertino, Los Altos, San Jose, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale, CEEF has been able to provide critical funding support for the following:
In 2000, CEEF launched a successful campaign which led to the establishment of an endowment for music, art, and information resources for the 19,000 students of CUSD. Today, CEEF contributes $400,000 annually to CUSD to help sustain weekly music classes led by certificated music teachers in all of our schools. CEEF raises additional funds for district-wide visual and performing arts programs from its annual Gala event as well.
Over the years, CEEF has raised more than $250,000 to provide CUSD students with innovative enrichment programs in the areas of math and science. This funding has been used to support presentations and workshops by nationally acclaimed mathematics educators for teachers, as well family math sessions for parents and children. CEEF funds also have supported “Math for the Curious” workshops for those students with a special interest in and talent for math.
CEEF supports classroom technology that enhances teaching and learning. To date, CEEF has contributed more than $500,000 towards a variety of technology initiatives. Through our Innovative Technology Educator Awards, for example, CEEF awards annual cash grants to teachers in recognition of exceptional K-8 classroom projects that enhance language arts, math, science, social studies, or visual and performing arts curriculum.
The "Their Future is Now" Campaign
In 2010, CEEF partnered with CUSD, parents, businesses, and the local community to raise more than $2.5 million in 8 weeks to save 115 K-8 teacher jobs; restore a 20:1 class size ratio in grades 1-3; and prevent teacher reshuffling in K-8 classrooms across the district.
The 2013 "Books for a Better Future" Campaign
In 2013 CEEF, in partnership with CUSD, parents, businesses, and local community organizations, raised $150,000 in 10 weeks to provide all 25 schools within CUSD with classroom sets of nonfiction texts for every grade level, small group reading sets for every grade level, and "read-aloud" texts for the primary grade levels in support of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Your generous contribution will allow us to continue our 30-year legacy of supporting educational excellence for the 19,000 students of CUSD!