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UPCOMING EVENTS Community Walk/Run and Duck Derby Froemming Park May 21, 2011 Golf Outing Tuckaway Country Club September 12, 2011 Auction & Casino Night Borner Botanical Gardens November 11, 2011 Foundation Custard Day at Omega Custard, 27th & Rawson Ave. 16th of every month

Stop in to satisfy your sweet tooth! A portion of each month’s special flavor sales are donated back to the foundation. Like The Franklin Educational Foundaton on Facebook to keep up to date with our events.

Foundation Website Phone 414.525.7650 Fax 414.529.8230

8255 West Forest Hill Avenue Franklin, WI 53132-9705

2010 Report Our Mission Providing Additional Resources for To enhance educational opportuniStudents, Encouraging Innovation and Supporting ties, beyond what the district provides, through business and community Success for the 21st Century Student partnerships. From The President


s we enter 2011, I am excited and honored to become the President of the Franklin Educational Foundation. The Franklin Educational Foundation has a great history of supporting the educational needs within the Franklin Public Schools, which is evident as we approach $1,000,000 in grant awards for educators and our children.


eing a parent of two sons in the outstanding Franklin Public Schools, I have a vested interest in their futures and I appreciate all of the corporate and individual donors and the countless hours that volunteers and Board Members put in to make this organization successful.


committee within the Foundation completed research in 2010 and we learned that we have one of the most prominent and successful foundations within the state. Yet, we always feel like we can do better and

more, so last year we added mini-grants up to $1,000 as a new program that teachers can apply for funds. In 2011, we intend to strengthen our communication and planning with the district, continue to build our corporate sponsorship and add an additional fundraising event, and these plans are already underway. We hope you continue to support our efforts and I look forward to seeing you at our first class events.


want to personally thank all of you that support the Franklin Educational Foundation and our children’s education in the Franklin community and welcome any involvement that will make 2011 another successful year.

Brian Hillstrom 2011 Board President

Foundation History In 1996, the district’s superintendent brought together a group of parents and business leaders to form the Franklin Educational Foundation (FEF). They shared a common vision of providing resources that would enhance student learning, as well as strengthen the district. Despite challenges due to the economy and state funding, FEF allows innovation in education to continue in Franklin Public Schools. The opportunities and equipment provided by our grants address literacy and development in all academic areas. They expose students to a variety of experiences that broaden their knowledge of the world and increase their capacity to master the abilities required of them in both work and life in the 21st century. Since its formation, the Foundation has awarded over $900,000 in grants that have been integrated into the curriculum at all of our schools.

Executive Committee 2010-2011

President Brian Hillstrom, Johnson Bank President-Elect Tino Arvanetes, Harris N.A

Treasurer James Crowley, WaterStone Bank Secretary Keith Rode, Clifton Gunderson LLP Members At Large Debbie Brandes, Franklin Resident Kelly Hazlett, Gaia Micro Spa Don Schultz, Bridgeman Foods II (Past President 2010) Marlene Vidal, Executive Director

From the Executive Director Spring 2011

Lots of Reasons to Smile!

Spring has finally sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and it’s time for the Franklin Educational Foundation’s 2010 Year-End Report. We hope you enjoy learning about our recent grant projects and the efforts that made them possible. Although the recession continued to have a significant impact upon individual and corporate contributions, our special events generated more support than we originally forecasted. We were fortunate to have sunny skies for our outdoor functions and great attendance at all of our events throughout the year. Last year, we added the opportunity to honor a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. Families gave twenty-two teachers and administrators a reason to smile when they honored them with a gift to the Foundation on their behalf. We also introduced a new ripple to our walk/run event with the addition of the Lucky Duck Derby. It was hard to contain the laughter and smiles as a crane dropped 1,500 ducks into the Root River. All went as planned as we scooped out the champions and awarded the cash to the lucky prize winners. But when the rest of the flock escaped the barriers, it suddenly became a search and rescue mission! Luckily, our dedicated volunteers were able to capture all but eight elusive rubber duckies. The rest of the team is training for their next race in May. The Foundation moved our annual golf outing to the fall and 120 lucky golfers got to test their skills driving golf balls AND marshmallows. The golfers also tried their skill at the bean-bag toss and shook dice to win cash, a TV and even a coveted iPad. We rounded out the year with our annual Auction & Casino Night that was enjoyed by 250 guests. During the voice auction, three families combined their bidding powers and won the opportunity to create custom custard flavors. Their concoctions are currently being featured on the 16th of every month at Omega Custard on 27th & Rawson. As a bonus, the Foundation receives a percentage of the sales of these specialty flavors, so give your family some smiles and head over to try their creations. Thank you to all of our friends who make our events true community happenings and raise the money for new opportunities in our schools. While we have many reasons to smile as we look back on 2010, the decrease in school funding at the state level continues to impact classroom innovation and limits the ability to provide new programs and opportunities for our children. The Franklin Educational Foundation serves an important role in providing additional funding that encourages creative teachers to investigate new ideas and ensure that students reach their full potential. No contribution is too small to make a meaningful difference in the education of our children. Thank you for supporting our schools and enhancing educational opportunities in Franklin. Your gifts give children, teachers and our entire community many reasons to smile. Sincerely, Marlene Vidal, Executive Director



Sources of Income 2010


Distribution of Grant Funds 1996-2010

3% 1%

Enhancing Literacy with Classroom Technology Science & Technology Literacy Reading & Math, Social Studies

10% Fundraising Events Corporate Grants / Gifts Community / Individual Giving Franklin Public School Staff Board of Directors




Life Skill Literacy



Music Literacy Special Education Literacy

2010 Grant Highlights Case Closed: Investigating High School Forensic Science – Franklin High School, $46,000 Following the District’s review of the Science Curriculum, and a growing focus on the necessity of scientific literacy, the decision was made to require a third credit of science at the high school level. FHS sought assistance from the Foundation for the purchase of investigative forensic lab equipment and materials for a new course offering, Forensic Science. Additional laptop computers were also purchased providing several laboratory experiences for the comprehensive forensic science course, as well as Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Geology and Environmental Science courses. With the addition of 30 laptop computers, the department is able to increase the frequency of technology-based learning experiences in all science classes. “Enrollment for (the Forensic Science Course ) next year has increased to more than 160 students. This provides a highly engaging academic elective that provides excellent additional rigor to our program. This grant provided vital resources to the teachers allowing them to implement this course successfully.” -Chad Phillippi – Teacher Franklin High School Elmo Projection Units & SmartBoards – Country Dale Elementary, $7,950 The Foundation provided funding for three Elmo Overhead Projection Units and SmartBoards. The district is striving to increase the number of these in all schools. The technology is expensive, and requires teacher training for use. Schools and teachers need to present clear plans for training and implementation of this engaging, interactive technology. Country Dale teachers came to the Foundation with such a plan for implementing the new elementary school science curriculum. They also secured matching grants from their PTO and an anonymous donor that would increase the reach of this technology to each grade level, providing a total of eight Elmo and SmartBoard units. Rapman 3D Manufacturing – Forest Park Middle School, $14,750 This request was for the purchase of a state-of-the-art 3D plastics prototyping machine for students to create working prototypes of design projects. This piece of machinery allows students to take a design that they have created, take it to a higher level, and help students become better risk takers and problem solvers once concept becomes reality. Example of activity: Students set temperature and speed settings on the prototyper. If the temp and speed are not calculated properly to the known material properties, their prototype will not turn out. Getting the experience on a machine such as this prepares students for what they will see out in the field if they are to pursue manufacturing, engineering, graphics and many other careers. “Chief Architect helped me learn what all goes into making a house, how much it costs, and how architects today use computers to plan and build houses. It was a really fun program and I learned a lot! - Annie Grabowski -FPMS Student Engineering our Future Through Design / CADD Software – Forest Park Middle School $14,750 This project involved purchasing 3D modeling software to develop engineering units for 7th & 8th grade students. These architectural design software packages, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor and Chief Architect foster critical thinking, innovation and design skills that allow every middle school student the opportunity to explore careers in the areas of engineering, design and architecture. Exposure to these programs also helps students make decisions regarding which classes to take in high school.

MINI-GRANTS – Grants of $1,000 or Less Core Plus Extension Activities for 7th Grade Social Studies – Forest Park Middle School This grant provides engaging supplemental resource materials for the new core plus curriculum—a differentiated extension to the current curriculum where students get enrichment or remedial help. The activities cover a wide range of learners and encourage cooperation, creativity, higher order critical thinking skills, as well as inquiry-based learning. The materials take students out of their desks and into action, engaging them in historical simulations, debates, and games that bring history to life and help facilitate comprehension and retention. “It made us use our imagination, it was challenging yet fun. We couldn’t just use a game we knew, we had to create our own.” -Taylor Werlinger – Student Forest Park Middle School Digital Recorder & Accessories for Elementary Schools The Music Department requested a mini-grant to purchase digital recorders. This 21st Century technology provides opportunities for 5th & 6th Grade students to listen to, analyze, describe and evaluate individual and group rehearsals and performances. Enhancing Education with an Elmo – Forest Park Middle School Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher, Linda Scherrer, requested an Elmo Projection Unit for her classroom to create more engaging, interactive lessons that increase student participation and enhance student learning. Fun Adventures with the Flip Cam – Pleasant View Elementary The third-grade teaching team asked for Flip cameras for their students, with the objective of integrating them throughout their instruction. Flip cams are small, easy to use instant video cameras. The students experienced positive experiences earlier in the year with the use of borrowed Flip cameras from the Middle School. Videotaping allows students to share verbal information with a large group without the fear of speaking in front of a large group. It allows students to critique their public speaking, and to learn downloading and computer editing skills.

2010 In-Kind Donors We also receive many donations other than cash for use as a raffle and auction items. We extend our special appreciation to these donors who contributions also play a major role in the success of our events. Active Rewards AirTran Airways Ann’s Italian Restaurant Apple Tino Arvanetes Aurora Health Care Judy Bartels Bartolotta Restaurant Group Ben Franklin Elementary Linda Bowe Debbie Brandes Brookstone Printing Carma Laboratories, Inc. Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Inc. Mary Carstensen Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Chili’s Chiropractic Care Center - Franklin Comedy Cafe Country Dale Elementary School Country Dale PTO Cousins Subs -Wyndham Village Crossroads II Beth Devinger Domino’s Edward Jones Investments Elkhart Lakes Road America Fantastic Sams Firefly Urban Bar & Grill First Student Transportation Services Florence Eiseman Co. Flowers Direct, LLC Laura Fons Forest Park Middle School

Forward Dental Klement’s Sausage Company Franklin Firestation #1 Christine Krueger Franklin High School La Perla Franklin High School FACE Carolyn Lewis Franklin High School Poms Squad Luxembourg Gardens Franklin Little League M3 Insurance Solutions Fun World Sue & Darrel Malek Kevin Gaffney Kathy Mallak Gaia Micro Spa Mama Mia’s - Muskego Tom Gamsky Marcus Theatres Corporation Marcy Garcia Milwaukee Admirals Gardetto’s Milwaukee Bucks German Fest Milwaukee School of Engineering Gift of Wings Milwaukee Wave Great Lakes Dermatology Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill Green Bay Packers Pat Nissen Harley-Davidson Foundation Olive Promotions LLC Kelly Hazlett Joe Olla Herb H. Kohl Charities, Inc. Omega Jumbo Burgers & Frozen Brian Hillstrom Custard Sharon Holden Open Flame House of Harley Davidson P F Chang’s China Bistro Marcia Huber P.A.W.S Tom Huber Pantheon Restaurant Sue Huhn Pick ‘n Save Wyndham Village Illingworth - Kilgust Mechanical Pleasant View Elementary Innovative Health and Fitness Polish Center of Wisconsin InStep Physical Therapy & Performance Prescott Miller Jewelers Footwear Rick Przybyla Irv’s Mug Quality Resource Group, Inc. Catherine and Eddie Jiminez Ray & Dot’s, Inc. Johnson Bank-Waukesha Katherine Rehm Jos. Schmitt Construction Ricardo’s Mary Karolewicz Linda Riesen Tracy Klement Robinwood PTO

Keith Rode Saber Spirit Club Salon Medusa Sargento Foods, Inc. Sendik’s Food Market Sherper’s Showtime Cinema Terry Skalmoski South Suburban Ch. of Commerce Southwood Glen Elementary SPiN Milwaukee Sprecher Brewing Co. Inc. Staybridge Suites Jeanne Stockero Target Franklin The Great Frame Up Toscana Italian Ristorante Emily Tran Jeff Traylor Tuckaway Country Club Natalie Versnik Marlene Vidal Waste Management Louise Weber Wegner’s St. Martin’s Inn Karen Wesener Wheel & Sprocket Susan Wilke Wisconsin Athletic Club Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Wisconsin Hospitality Group Chuck Witkowski WTMJ-Channel 4

Past Board Members / Foundation Employees Tom Alioto Robert Bohmann Gregory Bollis JoAnne Brandes* Chuck Cairns Kevin Carlson MaryKay Carr Mark Carstensen* Mary Horton Carstensen Mary Claire Cera Sue Denzine Ann Devine Mark Dorschner Ellen Duhamel

Dave Garcia Michael Gardner Nancy Haack* Dan Hau John Hedstrom Bill Heinz Ed Holfer* Mary Karolewicz Dave Kingstad* Jeff Klement Kevin Kluesner* Rita Krosner* Brian LeHoullier* Christopher Menden

Mike Mueller Tanya Muench Bob Naglieri* Sue Northy Steven Perrigo Bob Perry* Marsha Radaj Mark Robinson Jacquelynn Ruiz Eileen Schmalz Bob Schmitt* Del Sievert* Noel Sloan Dave Smith

Ken Smits* Lisa Soik* Richard Spry Cindy Strommen Dave Szychlinski Tim Todd* Sherry VanEngen Mike Wade Jackie Walsh Keith Winters

FOUNDATION EMPLOYEES Marlene Vidal, Executive Director Angela Beadle, Development Assistant Appreciatation For Past Service: Rachelle Henry, Development Assistant (2010)

*denotes founding members

Volunteers Brooke Abich Lance Allan Jim Brandt Judy Brandt Keith Cameron Terry Cameron Sally Carlson Isha Clayton

Mark Cloutier Joe Cocking Nancy Cocking Bonnie Colorez Doug Drysdale Rogelio Garcia Shelly Harris Tom Huber

Cathi Kaczkowski Tom Kaminski Mary Karolewicz Mike Karolewicz Cindy Kasian Kristin Kiehl Dawn Koehn Nathan Krempel

Cathy Lange Danielle Lavora Nancy Majewski Jill Markham Chris Menden Brett Mikulec Sandra Nichols Greg Nienhaus

Michelle O’Rourke Barb Rathke Jim Rathke Heena Ruparel Emma Sanders Monica Santiago Sonya Schaefer Dan Schnoll

Ernie Schultz Dianne Tutton Matthew Staufenbiel Willie Versnik Barb Stobba Kathy Wasielewski Jean Terek Lisa Weber John Terek Liz Weber Rani Thomas Bob Wroblewski Linda Tomsevics Gisela Zelenka Drysdale Misti Trzebiatowski

2010 Cash Donors

The generosity of our donors changes lives in a most important way advancing the intellectual potential of youth. Thank You! Champion $10K and Over Harley-Davidson Foundation

Rodney Dent Diversey, Inc. Wendy Dzurick Leader $5K-$9,999 Richard Elertson Great Lakes Dermatology Forward Dental Harris N.A. Pat & Gerry Freitag Staybridge Suites Kevin Gaffney Shana Gagliardo Colleague $1K-$4,999 Karen Giuffre Bartels Management Services, Inc. Heartland Wisconsin Corp Clifton Gunderson LLP Heather & Brian Hillstrom Franklin Education Association Stephanie & Michael Hood Gilbane Building Co. Amy Hurley Giuffre Companies Gregory Jenks Hau & Associates, S.C. Journal Communications Marcia & Tom Huber Mary & Mike Karolewicz Johnson Bank-Waukesha Patrick Knapp Jos. Schmitt Construction Donna Kneisler Lakeshore Medical Marc Koepsel Laser Finishing, Inc. Jennifer Kraynick Northwestern Mutual Foundation Amy & Mike Kremski Dr. Neomi Prieto, Christine Krueger Starfire Extinguisher & Systems, Inc. Thomas Krukowski Vulcan Materials Company Franklin Quarry Dan Lagerman WaterStone Bank Cathy Lange Gerald Lemanski Associate $500-$999 M & I Corporation Boucher Volkswagen Mark A. Carstensen Construction Mary Kay & Joe Carr Greg Martin Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. Cheryl Mauermann Elizabeth Residence Meltric Corporation Franklin Rehabilitation Midland Container Gaia Micro Spa James Milzer GAMFG Precision, LLC Chad Nelson Home Instead Senior Care Karen Nesbit K-W Electric, Inc. Steve Patz Shawn Kelley Jill Polglaze Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Homes RDM & Associates Pat & Mike Nissen Brian Reed O’Braun Corporation Nicholette & Chris Reinhardt PyraMax Bank-Franklin Thomas Reinke Cynthia Schaus Jackie & Don Schultz Wayne Seidel Scholar $100-$499 Sendik’s Food Markets AnchorBank Indu Shah Anonymous-2 Mary Pat Siewert Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Sally & Ken Smits Karen Bednar Melanie & Jack Takerian Tiffany & Greg Bollis Larry & Emily Tran Susan Bollis Trinh Truong Mary Ellen Bong Terese Tubbs Debbie Brandes Natalie & Willie Versnik Bridgeman Foods II Marlene & Gerry Vidal Louis Brown Ngan Vo John Budish Theresa West Mary & Mark Carstensen Linda & John Witkowski Central Bark Doggy Day Care Beverly & David Works Constellation Energy Karen Zalucha Cousins Subs Grant Zielinski Jim Crowley Zimmerman Design Group Keith Decker

Friends H Singh Ahuja Jeffrey Allen Laurie & Charles Anderson Lynn Andrews Annette Angell-Schram Tino Arvanetes Brian Aschenbrenner Brandi Baker Kimberlee & Thomas Bartell Heidi Baudry Michael & Angela Beadle Darrell Becker Stacy Blattner Chris Brody Tina Buelow Nicholas Campbell Sally Carlson Isa Chase Jim Chmielewski Mark Cotteleer Amy Cowell Dean & Kathy Crapitto Bill Croke Ann Devereaux Amy Dickmann Gail Dorschner Mary Fassbender Eric & Susan Fernandes Heather Gawlitta Diane Gilroy Linda Golembiewski Nancy Goodman Ryan Goodno Jeff & Carrie Grissom Aida Grulkowski Amy & Lance Hajdasz Andrew Hansen Michael & Lisa Hansing Susan Hanson-Otis Kelly Hazlett Donald Heitkamp Danielle Hogan Shelley Jacobson Lori Jarumbo Brandon Johnsen Susan Johnson Chad Kafka Richard Karnowski Gayle & Stan Kay Sarah Kleinmann Jeffrey Klemp Bob & Anne Kosky Michelle & Mark Krause Linda Krause Nancy Kurriger Nikki Kuspa Elizabeth Lacina Gina Laffin Marcia Larson Anderson Laurie

Linda Lecus Katherine Lesko Esther Levesque-Schleper Leah Lewis Courtney Lukasavitz Scott & Amy Lund Luxembourg Gardens Paula Magolan Dave Mains Emily Mattice Jenny Meyer William Mierow Trish Miller Ted Miller Carol Montoto Doug Muente Ronda Nell Jeffery & Mary Pekar Beth & Steve Perrigo Xinh Pham Cindy Rasey Katharine Reid Linda & Jon Riesen Michelle & Keith Rode Lauren Romine Ed Savard Leonard Schilz Kristin Schmitz Julie Schuster Caryn Schwengel Ken Skowronski Scott Slater Allan Staszak Steve Stein Adam Stelloh Kurt Stengel Angela Sterling Jeff Stone Susan Sullivan Jeff Sweet Shaun Tinholt Mary Titzkowski Lena Le Tran Debra Turnquist Unisource Paper Bernadette Van Lith Lucy Vang Laurel Watters Marlene Wesolowski Allison Woyach Catherine Woznicki Thor Xiong Mike Zellmer Matching Gifts Diversey, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Foundation SC Johnson Fund Wisconsin Energy Corp. Foundation Give Back Programs Chili’s Restaurant Roundy’s We Care Program

2010 Franklin Educational Foundation Annual Report  

2010 Annual Report

2010 Franklin Educational Foundation Annual Report  

2010 Annual Report