Building a strong foundation…One child at a time

The Foundation for Excellence (FFE) champions "Every Child, Every Day" and promotes excellence in public education by providing funds beyond Walled Lake Consolidated School District (WLCSD) resources.

We enrich:

  • Walled Lake students & educators
  • Literacy & Leadership
  • Community & Diversity
  • Science, Technology & the Arts
  • District Programs

The Foundation has sustained this mission for more than a quarter century, due to the generous support of the Walled Lake Community and businesses. 

The Foundation for Excellence pillars include the community members listed below and the corresponding contributions received by the Foundation to benefit WLCSD students, our future leaders.

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Walled Lake

  • Jeep Renegade Latitude provided to Hole-in-one winner as contest sponsor at Foundation for Excellence 2015 Golf Scramble  

Shuman CDJR Performing Arts Student Grant

Hersh-Beattie Orthodontics

  • $24,000 annually donated for the purchase of middle and high school planners

Walled Lake Northern High School

  • $1,000 donated January, 2017 by Class of 2016 to benefit Fifth Grade Camp
  • $12,100 raised per 2016 Volleyball Marathon and contributed to the Foundation for Excellence 25th Anniversary Giving Campaign


  • $10,000 awarded 2014 to support the Drop-Out Challenge and RTI (Response to Intervention) initiative across Walled Lake District’s high schools

 GKN Sinter Metals

  • $7,866 donated January, 2015  & $363.82 December, 2016 to benefit 5th grade camp  

DFCU Financial

  • $5,000 awarded 2016, 2015 & 2014 to support financial literacy throughout Walled Lake Schools

The Bernhardt Family

  • $5,000 contribution as Platinum FFE 2017 & 2016 Golf Scramble sponsor

M3 Investment Services 

  • $5,000 contribution 2010 - 2015 as Platinum FFE Golf Scramble sponsor
  • Annually supported FFE Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle through purchase of tickets   

Janicki  Family

  • $1,000 contribution to support 2017-2018 school year
  • $5,000 contribution to the Foundation for Excellence  25th Anniversary Giving Campaign 2015-2016 school year
  • $2,000 contribution for the purchase of 2015 Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets and donated to Walled Lake Schools' PTSA 

George W. Auch Company

  • $3,500 contributed as Gold FFE Golf Scramble sponsor 2017 & 2016
  • $3,000 contributed as Gold FFE Golf Scramble sponsor 2015 & 2014 

Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union

  • $2,000 annual contribution as Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle sponsor & annual FFE Golf Scramble hole sponsor

Planet Fitness – Novi

  • $2,000 contribution benefiting FFE grant program and 2015 FFE Golf Scramble
  • Donation also made to WLCSD supporting  2015 Western Oakland Parenting Education Fair + provided school supplies for 2015/2016 school year          

The Lakes Community Church

  • ‚Äč$2,000 donation made 2017, 2016 & 2015 in support of Religious Diversity Journeys Program attended by Walled Lake middle school students

 Envrio- Clean

  • $2,000 donation to support 2016 FFE Mini-Grant program

DTE Energy Foundation

  • $1,500 donation to support WLCSD 2017 Martin Luther King Day Celebration

The Unity Center, Muslim Center of Bloomfield Hills 

  • $1,000 donation to support the 2017 & 2016 Religious Diversity Journeys Program attended by Walled Lake middle school students 

Walled Lake Northern High School Class of 2016

  • $1,000 donation made Jan., 2017 to support Fifth Grade Camp Scholarship Fund

Foundation for Excellence 25th Anniversary Giving Campaign

Foundation Friend: 
Gifts $25 - $200

Foundation Supporter:
Gifts $250 -  $2,000

Foundation Partner:
Gifts $2,500 +

Andrea David

Tony Bianco, Kelly Services

Emily Bernhardt

Jennifer & Raymond Dobring

June & Romano Conti

DFCU Financial

Amy Entin

Richard Dolinski

Greg & Maria Janicki

Greg & Franci Hirsch

Harper  Hutzel Hospital - DMC

WL Northern High School

Ned Levitt

Neil King, Neil King Physical Therapy


Anita Qonja

Jim Nader


Vicki Regenold

Mike & Debbi Newman


Dana Wenz-Simons

United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit


David Steinberg