We took a break from doing traditional press releases during the pandemic. Everything has been a bit different since March of 2020 and we've scaled back our fundraising and vastly changed how we implement our grants. In order to read the latest updates on our grants since the start of 2020, please go to our View Recent Grants page.
Syracuse, NY (January, 2020): This year's crop of grant awards from the Westhill Educational Foundation contains a first for both the foundation and the district: the foundation's biggest grant to date will fund a brand new course at the high school. A $15,000 grant for Westhill High School will launch a new Audio and Video Production program at the school with the addition of a class in Audio Engineering Arts. The new program is an extension of an Audio and Video Production club started by music teacher Corey Riley, who wrote the grant. The money will [...]
Westhill Foundation Awards Record Amount of Grants for 2019 Syracuse, NY (December, 2018) This year, a record number of grants were submitted to the Westhill Educational Foundation from teachers across all grade levels for creative programs involving the arts, music, STEM projects and more. As a result, the Foundation approved a record $40,000 to fund 17 programs. “This year we were truly overwhelmed with the outstanding ideas and innovative projects our teachers and staff came up with, and it made it extremely difficult to choose,” said Chris Centore President of the Westhill Educational Foundation. “We [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Sheedy email@example.com Westhill Foundation Awards $30,000 for 2016 Grants for Robotics, Bat Houses and More SYRACUSE, NY – December 8, 2015 The Westhill Central School District Educational Foundation is proud to announce it has awarded more than $30,000 in educational grants to teachers in Westhill Schools. This is the second round of grants to be awarded since the Foundation’s inception in September 2013. “The grants truly reflect the commitment and creativity of our teaching staff,” says Deborah Moriarty, chair of the Foundation’s grant committee. “Our students will benefit greatly from [...]
Westhill Educational Foundation Awards $30,000 to fund 19 grants in 2017 The Westhill Educational Foundation has awarded $30,000 to fund 19 grants to teachers and staff in Westhill Schools. Work on these grants will begin in 2017. This is the third round of grants awarded by the Foundation. Mission To Space Submitted by Patsy Vercillo, Katrina Balla, Marilou Francisco, Megan Vertucci, Wendy Snyder and Jennifer Stanton for first grade students at Walberta Park School Students will enrich their Space Science unit using the Bricks 4 Kidz Legos program to build structures related to space. Bricks 4 [...]
Media Contact: Julie Sheedy firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.413.3480 Westhill District Gets $27,000 to Fund 14 Grants Syracuse, NY (December XX, 2017) The Westhill Central School District Educational Foundation announced its grant winners for the 2017-2018 grant season. Teachers across all grade levels submitted program ideas for consideration and as a result, more than $27,000 has been approved to fund 14 grants programs. “We continue to be so impressed with the outstanding ideas and innovative projects our teachers and staff dream up,” said Julie Sheedy, president of the Westhill Education Foundation. “We are only able to [...]