Our 2017-2018 Educator Grants Program is Now Open!

Up to $25,000 in Grants to be Awarded to Support
New Educational Initiatives in the Woburn Public Schools

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s Educator Grants Program opened Monday, December 11, 2017.  Educational Professionals from the Woburn Public Schools are invited to apply for funds to support their creative ideas for programs or projects that are not funded by the regular school budget.  Grants of up to $1,000 will be made to support new initiatives at any grade level and in any subject, to include the arts, sciences, literacy, math, social studies, physical education and 21st Century skills.

The deadline for grant applications is Monday, January 22, 2018.  Grant awards will be announced in early March 2018.

2017/2018 Grant Application and Guidelines 

Thank You for Supporting Our 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!

WCEF wishes to thank everyone who made this year’s Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle another great success!  Your support helps to fund this year’s Educator Grants, which provides resources for creative classroom-based programs and educational initiatives that support student achievement and that cannot be funded by the regular school budget.

A very special thanks to our featured keynote speaker, Kelley Tuthill, who was charming and funny and spoke so openly of her personal struggles and professional choices.  Her motto to “Get better, not bitter” in her fight with cancer inspired everyone in attendance.   Her daughter Maddie accompanied her mom to the event and helped draw our 16 purse raffle winners.  We thank both Kelley and Maddie for taking time away from family to support the Woburn Public Schools.

And to all those in attendance – thank you for coming to this year’s event, for your generous interest in our raffle, and for you interest in WCEF.  We hope to see you again next year!

Visit Our Event Page for event pictures and the full list of sponsors

 

Because Every Woman Should Own at Least One Red Purse…

We are closing this year’s purse raffle preview with a classic from Michael Kors!  This East/West Hamilton Satchel in Red Saffiano Leather has double 5″ drop handles and an 11″ shoulder strap and features 2 roomy interior compartments with an additional interior zipped pocket for security.  Function and style in a color that will set the right mood, day or evening.

This purse is sponsored by Little Folks Day School, 600 West Cummings Park, Woburn

This stylish and functional purse is just one of the 16 fabulous handbags, tote bags, cross bodies and satchels we have assembled for this year’s raffle! 

To Enter, Get Your Ticket Today to the Women’s Forum Event!

Buy Your Tickets Online NOW!

 

Always a Purse Raffle Favorite – Kate Spade!

Presenting this cute and oh so functional Jackson Street Harlan Crossbody.  Bold geometric embroidery on hard-wearing denim pairs with rich leather trim on this strikingly elegant purse.  The zip-close fold-over flap isn’t just stylish; it also offers a secure alternative to the more spacious main compartment, making staying organized a snap.

The result? A clever little crossbody with loads of charm that’s ideal for days (and nights) on the go.
Features include:
22″L adjustable strap
Magnetic closure
14k light gold-plated exterior hardware, logo & 1 zip flap compartment
1 interior slip pocket

This purse is part of this year’s Purse Raffle through the generous support of E.G. Barker Lumber

Don’t miss your chance to win this or one of our other fabulous purses up for grabs at our Women’s Forum event!  Get your tickets today!

Visit our Women’s Forum Event Page for more information!

A Coach Satchel Brings A Bit of Sparkle to This Year’s Purse Raffle!

Workwear rivets add a playful edge to this COACH multi-compartment satchel brightened by glitter rose grain leather and fastened with a polished turn-lock tab. Carry it in hand or by the removable shoulder strap.
Handles with 3 1/4″” drop; detachable strap with 23″” drop for shoulder or crossbody wear
Outside slip pocket with turnlock closure
Inside zip and multifunction pockets; center zip compartment

This adorable purse is on on our Raffle Table through the generous sponsorship of Woburn Travel

Remember – you can only win this or one of our other fabulous purses by attending our Women’s Forum Event on October 15th!  

Join Woburn Travel and all our event and purse sponsors in support of innovative new projects in the Woburn Public Schools.

Get your tickets today!

 

This Week’s Featured Purse is Sure to Top Every Teacher’s Wish List!

Teachers, moms, career professionals … What does every stylish paper-laden woman really need?   This Walsh Leather Tote from Micheal Kors in gorgeous peacock blue!

Chic and functional, this Saffiano leather tote features adjustable top handles and a spacious interior to comfortably fit your day-to-day essentials. Gold-Tone hardware, interior and exterior slip pockets.  Carry it from the classroom to boardroom, to coffee or to cocktails with polished ease.

This awesome tote was donated to our Purse Raffle by the Woburn Teachers Association. 

Don’t miss your chance to win this must-have Michael Kors Tote!  Get your tickets today for our October 15th Women’s Forum event!

 

Presenting Our 2017 Purse Raffle Preview

This truly wonderful purse is a Cavalcanti original in calf hair and black Italian leather.  The satchel bag features one large interior pocket with organizer inserts for your phone and essentials.  Leather straps with gold chain details are complemented by an additional cross-body strap.  Details make this bag perfectly stylish for your everyday, and dressy enough for your special nights.

This special purse is sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank.

Remember – You can only win one of these fabulous purses if you attend our Women’s Forum event.  Get your tickets here!

Interior of Bag

Cavalcanti Side 2

 

Support Woburn Public Schools! Get Your Tickets TODAY for the 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!

We are excited to confirm that award winning journalist, author and inspirational speaker Kelley Tuthill has renewed her commitment to keynote our 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!  Get your tickets today and join us on Sunday, October 15th at 11 am at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn for a wonderful brunch buffet and raffle of high-end and designer purses, all to support innovative new classroom-based programs in the Woburn Public Schools.

For 18 years, Kelley Tuthill was a well-known and highly-regarded reporter and anchor at WCVB-TV and led the news teams which won several Emmy and National Headliner Awards.   A breast cancer survivor, she poignantly shared her journey with Channel 5 viewers and on-line users. Her series resulted in multiple national Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy. She is the co-author of You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style. 

Kelley has been recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics, a “40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal and featured in the book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations.  She currently serves as Regis University’s first vice president of Public Relations and Communications.  We are so excited to have her as our keynote speaker for our Women’s Forum event!

Since its inception, the Women’s Forum event has directly funded more than $25,000 in Educator Grants, for projects that cannot be funded by the regular school budget.  All proceeds from this year’s event will support grants awarded during this school year and make an immediate difference for today’s students.

Support our schools and help welcome Kelley to Woburn!  Event tickets are $50 each, which includes one free entry in our fabulous purse raffle.  Additional Raffle tickets will be sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.  Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.  For more information and to purchase tickets online visit our events page at www.woburnedfoundation.org/fundraising/womens-forum.  For more information call us at 781-281-9589.

Our Purse Raffle Raffle Preview Begins the Week of September 11th!  

Presenting Our 2017 Woburn’s Awesome Teachers

In total, 196 heart-felt tributes were made to 144 of Woburn’s Most Awesome Teachers.  We are grateful to our community for its outstanding support of this wonderful program, which raised more than $4,000 this year for Educator Grants.

To our 2017 Awesome Teachers:  Congratulations and Thank You for the Difference You Make for Your Students Everyday!

For the full gallery of award presentations, visit our Teacher Tribute page!

Honor Your Special Educator with a 2017 Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute!

Before you know it, school will be out for the summer!  Now is the perfect time to honor and thank your special teacher with a Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute.  This campaign supports Woburn Community Educational Foundation’s Educator Grant Program, which has awarded more than $45,000 directly to Woburn Educators in just three years. A tribute to your awesome Woburn teacher not says “You make a difference”, but also makes a big impact on learning for today’s students!

Any member of the community is encouraged to honor of any current or former educator in the Woburn Public Schools.  Personalized tribute awards will be delivered personally by members of the WCEF board along with your tribute message.  The amount of your contribution is completely confidential.

To participate, simply complete a 2017 WATT Donation Form and mail to WCEF as per the instructions.  Forms can be downloaded and tribute donations made directly via the WCEF website at http://woburnedfoundation.org/fundraising/teacher-tribute/.

The deadline to participate in this year’s Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute is Friday, June 2, 2017.  Questions?  Call us at 781-281-9589.