About watertown-mayer education foundation

We are an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to gathering resources to enhance and enrich the educational experiences within the Watertown-Mayer Public School District. 


Our Mission

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The purpose of the Watertown-Mayer Education Foundation is to enhance the Watertown-Mayer School District's ability to deliver excellence in education for all students and to promote community understanding and support for public education. We will advance our mission by providing:

  • Financial support for existing or new educational programs and/or services from gifts received from our revenue base

  • Academic scholarships for Watertown-Mayer High School graduates enrolling in accredited higher education programs in a non-discriminatory manner

  • Instructional grants to Watertown-Mayer employees for the improvement of instructional strategies and/or staff development activities for district employees

  • Community outreach programs to increase community member awareness and support for Watertown-Mayer schools

  • Grants for co-curricular activities to increase diversity and visibility as well as support the economically disadvantaged


Funding

The Watertown-Mayer Education Foundation depends on community donations to fund programs and initiatives that serve children from birth through age 21 in the Watertown-Mayer Public Schools system, as well as scholarships for higher education.

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Support for the foundation comes entirely through community contributions, including:

  • Parents, alumi and other community members

  • Corporate contributions

  • Fundraising events and projects

  • Gifts of stock, cash and securities

  • Declaring the foundation as a beneficiary of wills and estates


board of directors

WMEF Founding Members (Front: Sue Burke, Charlotte Johnson, Angela Eliason, Dr. Nathan Johnson. Back: Ron Wilke, Jim May, Russ Runck, Scott Wakefield, John Weinzierl. Not pictured: Steve Burns, Scott Alger, Bert Grant, Scott Meyer)

WMEF Founding Members (Front: Sue Burke, Charlotte Johnson, Angela Eliason, Dr. Nathan Johnson. Back: Ron Wilke, Jim May, Russ Runck, Scott Wakefield, John Weinzierl. Not pictured: Steve Burns, Scott Alger, Bert Grant, Scott Meyer)

We are governed by our passionate volunteer board of directors comprised of community members, alumni, teachers, staff, parents and business people. 

  • Steve Burns

  • Angela Eliason

  • Jim May

  • Russ Runck

  • Jon Peterson

  • Linda Yantes

  • Dr. Nathan Johnson

  • Sue Burke

  • Bert Grant

  • Stacy Unowsky

  • Scott Wakefield

  • Ron Wilke

  • Lori Sieling