SEED virtual fundraiser raises $21,334
DOVER —Seacoast Endowment for Education in Dover (“SEED”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting academic excellence in Dover schools, recently raised $21,334 from its annual fundraiser, Bid for a Brighter Future. All proceeds will be used to fund the spring grant cycle which is underway.
SEED’s ability to underwrite new proposals is entirely dependent on the success of its annual fundraiser. By the end of 2021 school year, SEED will have donated more than $200,000 in education initiatives, cutting edge technology, software, equipment, and educator training on new teaching methods.
“We know the pandemic has forced educators to creatively think about different ways to engage and serve students,” said Natalie Koellmer, SEED Board Chair. “The proceeds will fund programs developed by teachers and administrators to deliver impact in this new environment.”
Dozens of companies stepped up to help through direct donations and donated auction items. “We are so grateful to the many business and individual sponsors, and the many more who bid on auction items, to achieve this accomplishment,” continued Koellmer.
Major sponsors include Red's Shoe Barn, Preti Flaherty, BBC&R, Jewelry Creations, DF Richard, Flynn Insurance, RW Health & Employee Benefits, Bellamy & Watson Fields, and Cinco de Mayo.
Event Sponsors include Leddy Group, Air Vacuum Corp, New England Tutors, Mourgenous Lawn Care, Great Island Realty, Deborah & David Bamford, Lynda Robidas, Sentinel Title Service, and Dover School Administrators.
Donations include James T Duffy, Peter Bixby, American Legion Post 8, Larry and Sarah Gardner, Marie and Barry Knox, Emil and Dawn Uliano, Jeremiah and Carol Ann Mastro, Rachael Burdin, Shelly MacGregor, Paula DePlanche, and Ahn Murphy.
SEED just closed its spring grant cycle. All proposals are currently being reviewed for funding consideration and award in May 2021. For more information about SEED, please visit www.DoverSEED.org.
SEED was formed in 2011, in response to concerns from citizens and local businesses about Dover’s inability to back new learning initiatives that better develop career and college readiness for Dover students. Funded strictly by community giving, SEED awards grants twice annually for projects to be implemented across the Dover school district. For more information, please visit www.DoverSEED.org