Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation

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Our Mission:

Dedicated to enhancing excellence in education through support of world-class educational opportunities through private resources for the benefit and enrichment of the Chippewa Valley Schools.

15,000 Reasons to Give!


Please join us in celebrating the National Day of Giving on November 29, 2022.  This special day, also known as #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative for communities to support non-profit organizations.  By donating to the Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation, you can help provide grants and scholarships for our 15,000 students.

We need your help more than ever!

Due to the pandemic, our fundraising efforts have been limited.  We have not been able to host our largest event of the year, A Taste for Education.  In this unprecedented environment, it is still our goal to provide students with outstanding educational opportunities.  

Last year the Foundation was able to award over $21,000 in grants to fund materials for Math, ELA, Science, History, and more.  Flexible seating, standing desks, and throwable microphones were provided to make classrooms more engaging.  Constant Cars for Physics, Graphing Calculators, STEM for CLP, and Tools 4 Reading are just a few of the classroom materials that enhanced learning for students.

Over $66,000 in scholarships were awarded to 84 deserving high school graduates.

Make a difference in our community today.

We appreciate the generous support of our donors.  A gift of any size will make a difference and an impact in our schools. We are only able to help our students and teachers with the support of families, community members, and local businesses.

#GivingTuesday Donation Form

Sponsor A Seat

And leave a lasting memory!

The Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation is offering the opportunity to sponsor a seat in our high school auditoriums.  With your donation, you will receive an engraved plate on the armrest of a seat of your choice at Dakota or Chippewa Valley High School.

With a donation of $200, you can honor a student, graduate, favorite teacher, retiree, family member, or a company by permanently placing their name on a seat.  Your gift will support the Fine Arts, as well as unique classroom grants and scholarships for the 15,000 students that attend Chippewa Valley Schools.

Simply fill out the Sponsor A Seat form, and get started on leaving a lasting memory!

With the help of generous donations from individuals and businesses in 2019, the Chippewa Valley Educational Foundation was able to support the following programs throughout the district.

  • $26,466.88 in teacher mini-grants this year

  • $21,167 in district level-wide grants, National Geographic Giant Maps, Brainstormers, Reading Month Activity, and Women's Literature Library

  • $57,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors

2018-2019 Teacher Mini-Grant Recipients

The Foundation's goal is to allow faculty to undertake innovative classroom projects at all grade levels by awarding numerous small classroom grants.  Please take a moment to view the following videos highlighting just a few of the creative learning opportunities our teachers were able to provide for their students through these grants.

  -  Mohawk Elementary School STEM Challenge Kits

  -  Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools Women's Literature Curriculum


  -  Seneca Middle School Math Versa Tiles


  -  Clinton Valley Elementary School LEGO Robotics Kits

  -  Chippewa Valley High School Guidance Office Tablets


Our 9th Annual A Taste for Education Taste Fest and Auction was held on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Thank you to everyone who made our 9th Annual A Taste for Education a success at Zuccaro Banquet & Catering. The evening began with tasting stations from 27 different restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Capital Banquet Center, Carter's Cantina, Chef Raymone Catering, Ciccarelli's, Daddy's Doughnuts, Emerson's on the Grill, Famous Dave's, Freddy's Bar & Grill, Italian American Cultural Society, Jet's Pizza, Meeting Grounds, The Mirage Elegant Banquets & Events, MOD Pizza, Nino Salvaggio's International Marketplace, Noodles World Kitchen, North 42 Kitchen + Bar at MacRay Harbor, Nothing Bundt Cakes, O'Halloran's Public House & Hall, Party Pretzels and More, Penne Lane Ristorante Italiano, Premier Events Center, Randazzo Fresh Market, Salsarita Fresh Mexican Grill, The Pour House Gastro Bar, Vince and Joe's Gourmet Market and Zuccaro Banquets & Catering.

Nick Monacelli, WDIV reporter and Chippewa Valley Schools supporter, added excitement to the evening as our special guest emcee.

We offered amazing prizes this year including our Grand Prize raffle, Party in the “D”, which included a one-night stay at the Shinola Hotel, a $100 gift card to Grey Ghost Detroit, tickets to see The Waitress, tickets to an Eastern Market strolling brunch tour, a $100 gift card to Michigan Pedaler, a $100 gift card for the Whitney and a designer Coach backpack.

There were seven live auction packages including Tiger's tickets with signed memorabilia, a two-night stay at Greektown Casion with tickets to the Jersey Boys, a catered dinner for 25 guests from Zuccaro Banquets and Catering, a kickball game for 35 guests with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, a boat ride on a Marine Cruiser with members from the Marine Division, a spa day with Kate Spade accessories and fine jewelry and a Grand Hotel bed, breakfast and golf package.

There were over fifty silent auction and fishbowl prizes including golf trips, wine tasting, MSU tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, summer camps, museum memberships spa packages a lottery tree and more.

This year we raised over $35,000, and the proceeds from this event will fund our Teacher Mini-grant Program that provides unique and exciting learning experiences for the students at Chippewa Valley Schools.  Thank you to all who made our evening a great success!

A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Gold Sponsor:

DFCU Financial

Silver Sponsors:

Anderson Eckstein & Westrick, Inc.
Barton Malow
Family Eye Care Associates
Kiwanis Club of Clinton Township
Macomb Law Group
Metro Technology Services IT, Inc.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Rochester Hills
Nothing Bundt Cakes Sterling Heights
Premier Electronics
Wakely Associates, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:

Abbott Nicholson PC
Duane S Gerlach & Associates, Inc.
Duro Last Roofing
Hilltop Securities
Mary Skiba Dance Studio
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC
Plante Moran
Shoreview Electric
Stifel, T.M.R. and Associates, Inc.
Vertical Construction
Wesner Tuxedo
York, Dolan and Tomlinson, P.C.


Brooke & Company Fine Jewelers
Comerica Bank
Commercial Graphics

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham

Zucarro Banquets & Catering


We also want to thank all those who donated the amazing items we were able to auction and raffle off which made this evening so successful.

A Movable Feast, Inc., Airtime, Alley 59
Apple Annies,
Aspen Restaurant, Bagger Daves
Bath City Bistro, bd's Mongolian Grill
Bello Woods Golf Course,
Better Made Snack Foods, Inc., Bianchi Salon & Spa Bliss
Bounce About Rentals, Brio Tuscan Grille
Brooke & Co. Fine Jewelry,
Buffalo Wild Wings Chesterfield/Mt. Clemens
California Pizza Kitchen,
Cambridge Dental, Captain Frank's Fishing Charter
Champagne Chocolates,
Chateau Chantel, Chelsea Milling Company
Cindy Masich,
Cioccolatini & More, CJ Barrymore's
Clinton Township Parks and Recreation,
Color Street, Comcast Spotlight
Commercial Graphics,
Complete Interactive Technologies, Inc, Coney Grille
Cookies by Design,
Cooper's Hawk Winery, County Executive Mark Hackel
Cranbrook Institute of Science, Culver's
Cumulus Radio Station Group,
CVEA, CVHS Athletic Dept.
CVS Community Education,
Danny J's Brick Tavern, Dante Rosa Home Loans
Dawn Paul,
De Jolie Salon and Spa, Detroit City Sports
Detroit Historical Society,
Detroit Lions, Detroit Lions
Detroit Red Wings,
Detroit Tigers Community Affairs Dept., Detroit Zoo
Devil's Ridge Golf Club,
DHS Athletic Dept., Dick's Sporting Goods
Dominic's Fine Jewelry,
doTERRA Essential Oils, Dr. Gregory Pine
Emerson's on the Grill,
English Gardens, Family Eye Care Associates
Feet On The Street Tours,
Fern Hill Golf Club, Filipo Marc Winery
First Watch,
Foxbright, Frances Chiodini
Freddy's Bar and Grill,
Goldfish Swim School, Golf Galaxy
Gordon's  Food Service,
Grand Hotel, Greek Town Casino
Grey Ghost Detroit,
Grosse Pointe Theatre, Gumbo's
Imperial Lanes,
Jet's Pizza, John T. Burke Insurance Agency
Juan Miguel's,
Ken DeBeaussaert, Kirk, Huth, Lange and Badalamenti, PLC
La Saj,
Lawton Ridge Winery, Leong's 21
LifeSpa Shelby,
Lifetime Fitness, Lifetime Fitness
Little River Casino Resort, Luciano's Italian Restaurant
Lucido's Fine Jewelry,
Luigis Original Restaurant
Macomb County Office of the Sheriff,
Macomb Township Rec Center
Magoo's Pet Outlet,
Marty Kaulfuss, Meadow Brook Theatre Box Office
Michigan Education Trust,
Michigan Opera Theater, Michigan Pedaler
Mirage Banquets and Catering,
MJR Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14
MOD Pizza,
Muldoon's, New Moon Restaurant
New York  Deli,
Nino Salvaggio's, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Oak Ridge Golf Club,
O'Halloran's Public House, Orange Leaf
O'Reilly Rancilio P.C.,
Oriental Trading, Orleans Sports Café
Outdoor Adventure Center,
Painting with a Twist, Pilgrim's Run
Piston's Academy,
Pitter Patter Painting, Pizza Nostalgia, Premier Entertainment PRP Wine Internatinal, Inc., Rec Bowl, Redhouse Salon
RJ Brisson,
Salon Kristen, Sam's Club
Scoop and Twist of Macomb,
Sieloff Studios, Sopranos Catering
Sterling's Bistro,
Studio II Salon and Spa, Sycamore Hills Golf Club
Sylvan Glen Golf Club,
The Brewery, The Engine House
The Henry Ford,
The HUB Stadium (fowling), The Meadows at GVSU
The New Rink,
The Pantry, The Purple Rose
The Whitney,
Three Blind Mice, Treeborn Inc.
Trisha Vermeersch (DotDot Smile and Rodan + Fields)

United Shore Baseball League,
WDIV-TV Local 4, Weber's Hotel & Restaurant
Wesner Tuxedo,
WNIC iHeartMedia, WWJ Entercom
Young & Living,
Zuccaro Banquets & Catering