Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, participants and volunteers for making the
2013 Play for Education Golf Tournament a great success!
Please visit the gallery to view more photos from this amazing event.
CEEF sponsored Literacy Week inspired great press coverage (South Portland Sentry) of the week of rich and varied literary events across Pond Cove, Cape Middle School and Cape High School. Truly a community celebration of literacy.
Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the first annual CEEF Alumni Award.
The winner will be announced later this Spring.
Congratulations to 2012-2013 Fulbright Teacher Exchange Recipients Susan Dana and Ana Rodriguez!
Susan Dana, CEEF's 2012 Brownell Award winner and a Spanish teacher at CEMS, and Ana Rodriguez, a teacher from Pan de Azucar, Uruguay, have been named the 2012-2013 recipients of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and implemented by the American Councils for International Education and the Fulbright Commission. During her time at Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Ms. Rodriguez will work with students and staff and visit all 3 Cape Elizabeth public schools to learn about education in the United States, to share her Uruguayan culture and to participate in Maine cultural events. Congratulations to Susan Dana and welcome to Ana Rodriguez!
TEDx Event Puts CEHS on the Map as First Public High School to Organize TEDx Event
CEHS hosted its first-ever TEDx event on December 7th. The nonprofit, devoted to "ideas worth spreading" brings together speakers whose passion in their field is shared in with participants in sessions throughout the day-long event. CEEF is pleased to have joined the many sponsors who made the CEHS event possible. To watch full-length videos of the inspirational speeches from the day, please click on the names below.
A Day and Night to Remember
Kitchen Tour and 10-Year Celebration: Back-to-Back Fun!
Our third biennial kitchen tour was a tremendous success. The thank you list is topped by our fantastic sponsors, Maine Home & Design and Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, whose support and involvement go well beyond just a name on the posters.
In addition, we thank:
- the generous home owners who opened up their kitchens, and in many cases their whole homes, to our collective oohs and aahs;
- the sponsors who worked with our committee to select the perfect balance of kitchens for our tour-goers benefit, and who spent many hours talking with the crowds who flowed through each house;
- The Inn by the Sea for providing the most picturesque registration location in the state!
- Fiddleheads Flowers & Vintage Chic Gifts for the lovely arrangements placed in the tour homes;
- Mainely Burgers, whose delicious burgers and wraps fed so many of us throughout the day, to the tune of a $500 donation to CEEF! This generous donation was then matched by the Barber family, to whom we also give a big "thank you!"
- Thank you to the many community volunteers and Board members who worked in and out of the homes in many capacities to make the tour work like the well-oiled machine it is.
And finally, an enormous thank you to Kitchen Tour Committee Chairs Barbee Gilman and Christine Laughlin, whose tireless efforts produced CEEF's largest and most successful kitchen tour to date.
10-Year Celebration the Perfect Wrap Party
The fun continued into the evening as CEEF celebrated its 10 years of grant making in festive fashion. Many thanks are again due to the talented chefs and bakers whose delicious treats we enjoyed. We also thank the Emilia Dahlin Quartet for entertaining us with your special sound. To all who came out to enjoy the celebration under the tent with us - thank you for coming and for your years of support. We look forward to another 10 strong years!
Many thanks to offer!
Thank you to lead sponsors (for live links to websites, please visit the Kitchen Tour page):
Banks Design Associates, LTD
The Cabinet Shop
Cook & Cook Cabinetry
Jeanne Rapone Designs
The Kennebec Company
Kitchen Cove Cabinetry & Design
Distinctive Tile & Design
Maine Coast Kitchen Design
Morningstar Stone & Tile
Thomas & Lord
Thank you to homeowners:
Georges & Sheila Abourjaily
Drew & Barbee Gilman
Frank Governali & Terry Ann Scriven
Ben & Bronwyn Huffard
Phil & Christine Laughlin
Mike & Andie Mahoney
Jim & Lisa Morris
Chris Kleeman & Angela Meyer
Keith & Tina Rodda
Francis & Diana Tighe
CEEF's 2012 Brownell & Thompson Award
Recipients Named -
CEMS Teacher Susan Dana and CEHS Teacher Andrea Cayer Presented with Annual Awards on August 30th
The 2012-13 school year was kicked off in at-times emotional fashion as CEHS teacher Andrea Cayer was awarded CEEF's annual Thompson Award. The award is given to the faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond the norm in mentoring his or her students. Andrea's acceptance was followed by the presentation of the Brownell Award to CEMS Spanish teacher Susan Dana. The Brownell Award is given to the teacher or staff member in recognition of their outstanding CEEF-grant implementation. Please visit the award pages to read the poignant remarks Ms. Cayer and Señora Dana made during the award presentation.