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History

Date
Milestone
 
2012-13
Awarded over $210K in grants which includes funding for:
* Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) strategic planning;
* 1:1 technology pilot
Permanent Fund reaches $2M
 
2011-12
Awarded over $180K in grants
Launched Pave the Plaza campaign which raised $85K for new High School
Funded Response to Intervention Program for 2nd graders & 6th graders
 
2009-10
WEF celebrates 25 years
 
2007
Funded 3-year grant (totaling $150K) for Mathematics professional development in elementary schools
 
2006
2nd Permanent Fund Campaign - Campaign for Enduring Excellence launched
 
2005-06
2005/2006 grants awarded ($212,500), including:
3-year laptop initiative (totaling $60K) at Wellesley Middle School
 
2004
Permanent Fund reaches $1M
 
2000
Beginning of the Red Apple Program
 
1998
10 donors donated $10,000 each to the PF - establishing the Bradford Society
 
1998
Ruth S. Walter Environmental Education Fund established
 
1996
Permanent Fund (PF) started with $25,000
 
1995
New committee formed to broaden WEF's impact
 
1993
Board changes name to Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF)
 
1992
Sue Coppell Memorial Award Established
 
1990
First Annual Spelling Bee (41 teams)
 
1988
First set of grants awarded ($5,000)
 
1986
CWPE granted 501(c)3 status
 
1984
Citizens of Wellesley Public Education (CWPE) formed