Creating Possible
April 2016  


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SEF's 30th Anniversary

April 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of SEF! Our "$30 for 30 years" campaign will run through April. Please consider a donation in a multiple of $30 in recognition of this milestone in SEF's history! Click here to donate online to "30 for 30".

In celebration of the $5.4 million in grants SEF has awarded to the Summit schools over our three-decade history, please join us at a reception on Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Summit High School. All in the community are welcome. Click here for the invitation.

Spring Grants Cycle Underway
The spring grants deadline was March 15th, and SEF received 29 proposals for a total of more than $800,000 in requested funds for consideration. The Grants Committee will be meeting over the next month to review proposals and recommend funding levels. Stay tuned for our announcement of spring grants in May!
Grant Spotlight: 3D Printer for Design Projects

In this age of hybrid everything (cars, people, fusion cuisine!), Summit High School teacher Jeremy Morman runs a sky's-the-limit class titled "Design Projects". Part wood-shop, part physics class, part computer-assisted drawing class, this three-year old offering, open only to seniors, recently added rapid parts manufacturing to its illustrious roster of activities with the help of SEF.

Last fall, Morman was awarded a grant to purchase a 3D printer for his class, in which students have to conceive, design, and build a model that can demonstrate a physics principle of their choosing. Often times, the young inventors required certain parts that needed to be made or ordered for their prototypes, a time consuming endeavor. With the new 3D printer, the process has been shortened to overnight. Seniors Arben Geci and Steven Quiros used the 3D printer to create a globe that hangs at the bottom of the Endless Pendulum they are building. "With the SEF's help, the 3D printer with its rapid prototyping has given students another option in the design process!" enthused Morman.
 -Article by Nicolette Chin
Seniors Steven Quiros and Arben Geci work on their physics design project.
Sold Out Casino Night a Success!

Thanks to all who attended or supported our annual Casino Night on March 19th at the Elks Club. The sold out event raised over $86,000 for SEF grants in our public schools. SEF donors brought lots of energy and enthusiasm to this evening of music, casino games, and bidding on donated auction packages. Event co-chairs Stacie Collins, Leah Enthoven, and Katrina Walsh, along with their fantastic committee, put together a very special evening for parents from each school in the district to come together to celebrate and support a great cause.
2016 Casino Night Co-Chairs Stacie Collins, Leah Enthoven, and Katrina Walsh.
Together, we can make possible a reality.