MEQUON - With more than 280 people attending, the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation’s Tartan Bash raised $135,000 for the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
"The generosity of our donors and volunteers never fails to amaze us,” said Tom Price, the president of the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation. “We are fortunate to live in a community that recognizes the value of our outstanding school district.”
The event, held Jan. 21 at the Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, offered attendees a gourmet dinner, dancing and an auction.
The live Fund-A-Grant auction raised more than $50,000 to provide each school with new technology and science resources.
In addition, 155 local businesses and individuals donated raffle and auction items, which brought in an additional $45,000.
In addition to the auction, the Nicholas Family Foundation and Sommer’s Automotive were two of 16 donors who contributed more than $30,000 to help underwrite the event. Also, more than $7,000 was donated as part of neighborhood donations with 115 Mequon and Thiensville residents contributing.
The Homestead High School Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra performed at the event along with SuperFly, “Wisconsin’s Ultimate Party Band.”
The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation was established in 1998 to “develop community-wide private financial support for the Mequon-Thiensville School District.”
More than $3.6 million in grants have been awarded to the Mequon-Thiensville School District from MTEF since 2000.