The Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel held its first ever Call-a-thon October 19-21, 2009, to raise additional funds for innovative educational programs and professional development of teachers in RSU#21. Hundreds of calls were made by parents, teachers, business leaders, and other volunteers who believe in the Foundation’s mission. Families with school-aged children were contacted first by letter and then by phone. Parents were asked for pledges and at the same time educated about the Foundation’s goals and programs–programs their children were currently participating in!
The Call-a-thon was intended to expand the Foundation’s donor base, with the ultimate goal of establishing a permanent endowment to ensure exceptional educational opportunities continue for students and teachers for years to come.
With $14,000 in matching funds pledged by generous benefactors, the Call-a-thon was a tremendous success, raising a total of over $42,000.