Events

Annual Call-a-thon Appeal

Because of our community’s generous support of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel (EFKA), we have been able to provide almost $850,000 in grants to the children and teachers of RSU21 since our inception in 2006. We hope you will consider supporting us this year. Our Fall Appeal will continue until the end Read the full article…

Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith Join us for a book discussion on August 18, 2016 from 6-7:00 pm at Graves Library in Kennebunkport. Whether you read the book or viewed the documentary, we would love to see you there!

Mark Your Calendar

Catch the Wave: A Celebration of Education will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.Check back in early April to purchase your tickets. This event sells out every year! Sponsorship opportunities are available for business or individuals. Monday, September 19, 2016 join us at Webhannet Golf Club for our Seventh Read the full article…

Give Back Wednesday at 50 Local

Join us at 50 Local, 50 Main Street in Kennebunk on Wednesday, November 18 for Give Back Night. 50 Local will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds to the Foundation. Enjoy a delicious meal for a great cause!

Fall Newsletter

New grants funded, an endowment in place, a fun October event, and some great photos are in our Fall 2015 Newsletter.

7th Annual Call-a-thon

On October 6th and 7th, 2015, we will hold our 7th Annual Call-a-thon at Corning Life Sciences. Volunteers will be calling parents/guardians between 5:30-8:00 pm. To make a donation before the night of the Call-a-thon, visit our Donate page.

Our 6th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success!

The Foundation thanks all of the golfers who came out to enjoy the beautiful Cape Arundel Golf Club on June 15, 2015. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, chaired by Matt Sylvanus, was another huge success! To see photos of the day, check out our Facebook page. Please take a look at our sponsors and support Read the full article…

Read our Spring Newsletter

Four KHS students attended our Board of Directors’ meeting to share their experiences designing, building, and flying Quadcopters. Read about their experience, meet our newest Board members, and see some great photos of our Grants in Action in the Spring Newsletter.

Save the Date – Catch the Wave is back!

Catch the Wave: A Celebration of Education will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 from 7:00-10:30 p.m at The Nonantum Resort. Tickets are just $30/person and include live music, delicious appetizers, and a cash bar. Plan to bid on some amazing silent and live auction items – all proceeds will go to support the students and staff Read the full article…

Drive for Your Students on December 6, 2014

 You can help the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel earn up to $10,000 to support ALL the schools in RSU 21. On December 6th Weirs Motor Sales and Buick will be at Kennebunk High School from 9am to 4pm to make a donation for each person who takes a test drive. We’re looking Read the full article…

The Foundation receives the MSBA’s Distinguished Service Award

BIG NEWS! Ted Damon, the Foundation’s chairman and founder, accepted the Maine School Boards Association’s Distinguished Service Award on October 24. Nominated by the RSU21 School Board of Directors, this award recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to public education in Maine. Read more here.

Thank You

Despite the pouring rain, one hundred and fifty community members turned out for Educate Your Palate, graciously hosted by Weirs Buick GMC. Guests enjoyed music from Shelagh O’Brien and Geoff Taylor. Gastronomical delights were donated by: Alisson’s Restaurant, Arundel Ice Cream Shop, Bentley’s Saloon, The Lobster Co./Ocean Roll Food Truck, The Nonantum Resort, Ryan’s Corner Read the full article…

Educate Your Palate

Join us for a 21+ food and wine tasting event at Weirs Buick GMC in Arundel on October 16, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here or at Biddeford Savings Bank in the Hannaford Plaza and Weirs Buick GMC, 1513 Portland Road, Arundel. Food tastings will include items from the following local favorites: Alisson’s Restaurant, Arundel Ice Read the full article…

Catch the Wave Gala

CATCH THE WAVE with us…..Friday, May 9, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:30 pm at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.  Check out this great list of  live auction items, generously donated by local businesses and individuals.  We also have dozens of silent auction items to choose from.   See you there! Live Auction Items: 1. Special Read the full article…

2014 Golf Tournament

Thank you to all who helped to make this year’s golf tournament a success. We couldn’t do it without our sponsors, our volunteers, and our host Webhannet Golf Club.

2014 Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee was a huge success, with friends and supporters of the Education Foundation battling it out in front of a game crowd.  Congratulations to our winning team from Bergen and Parkinson, LLC!  And thank you to our generous sponsor Kennebunk Savings Bank!    

Call-a-thon

The school year is off to a fresh start and new programs for your children are underway, with the support of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel.  Did you know that since 2006 the Foundation has granted more than 715 thousand dollars for innovative student programs and professional development in RSU 21?  We Read the full article…

The Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday June 24 was the Education Foundation 4th golf tournament at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport.  Under beautiful blue skies golfers and volunteers gathered to enjoy the tournament and raise funds for grants in RSU 21.  More than $30,000 was the final tally.  Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers Read the full article…

Catch the Wave Celebration

Close to 200 supporters gathered for the second Catch the Wave Celebration at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. The party included appetizers, live music and cash bar.  Live and silent auctions helped to raise more than $9800 to fund innovative grant programs in our schools.  Thank you to all who attended, made donations and pledged Read the full article…

Catch the Wave benefit on May 11, 2012 at The Nonantum in Kennebunkport.

Nearly 200 people attended and more than $6,000 was raised for Education Foundation grant programs for students and teachers.  Thank you to all who made contributions and came to the party!   Ann Stockbridge of the Ed Foundation speaks at Catch the Wave.  

Thank you to all who played at the golf tournament September 14. More than $44,000 was raised. We appreciate your support!

We had 95 golfers take to the fairways in support of educational excellence in RSU 21.  Soon you’ll hear from us with news about next year’s tournament, to be held at Cape Arundel Golf Club.  Many thanks again!    

The 2nd Annual Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel Golf Tournament Highlights

Click on the youtube address below to see the fun had by all at the 2011 EFKA Golf Tournament at Cape Arundel Golf Club. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ZJPsu9kO4

The Return of the Bee

Thirty-six teams swarmed Sea Road School Wednesday, March 30th for the return of the annual Spelling Bee. This year’s 2011 Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Kennebunk Savings Bank, showcased spellers from all three towns, each vying for the enviable title of Spelling Bee Champion. Hosted by infamous bee masters, Joseph Foster and Andrew Young, the Read the full article…

Education Foundation Second Annual Gala

The second annual Education Foundation Gala drew a big crowd of supporters, volunteers, educators and board members to celebrate the importance of a quality education, honor district employees and volunteers, and enjoy students’ imaginative artwork. The honorees were Donna and Richard Jellison, custodians at Kennebunk Elementary School; Linda Mattuchio, secretary at Kennebunk Elementary School; Melanie Read the full article…

Nonantum Breakfast on May 14 Supports EFKA

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet at the Nonantum Resort May 14 and help our community’s students too!  The hotel is donating $5 from each adult meal to the Education Foundation to support innovative programs teachers request that fall outside the school budget.  The breakfast is Saturday May 14, from 7:30 to 10 AM.  Adult meals are $9.95, children under Read the full article…

Get Movin’ Kennebunks May Walking Challenge Benefits EFKA

Walk your way through May and help RSU#21 elementary kids too! Get Movin’ Kennebunks Committee and Quest Fitness are raising funds with a walking challenge. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of stability balls that will replace chairs in many elementary school classrooms in the district. Studies show stability balls help students to focus Read the full article…

2011 EFKA Annual Golf Tournament

The 2011 EFKA Annual Golf Tournament Monday June 27 was a tremendous success. More than 100 golfers had a great day on the links at the beautiful Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, and more than 45 thousand dollars was raised for programs benefitting students and teachers in our school district. The Education Foundation Read the full article…

2010 Golf Tournament

2010 Golf tournament

The Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel (EFKA) raised more than forty thousand dollars at its first ever golf tournament at the Webhannet Golf Club June 28. Tournament organizer Chris Stevens gives credit for the great bottom line to a community committed to education. Major sponsor Kennebunk Savings Bank is one local business that Read the full article…

2010 May Day Parade

At this year’s May Day parade in Kennebunk, an enthusiastic group of children and adults from Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel showed both their civic pride and school spirit by marching for the first time behind an EFKA banner. Marchers carried hand-made posters created by children celebrating in words and pictures their favorite EFKA programs. The Read the full article…

January 2010 Gala

[add_slideshow align=”right”] The January 28th gala to celebrate educational excellence was an opportunity to appreciate student artwork and musical talent, unveil EFKA’s new website, and honor community members and district employees who have gone above and beyond for the sake of students and teachers. Special guest former Governor Angus King spoke about the importance of Read the full article…