Contributors

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 the Walled Lake Consolidated School District's (WLCSD) resources.

We support and enrich:

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

The generous support of the Walled Lake Community and businesses has sustained the Foundation's mission since 1991.

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


2021 Year End Giving: 

Barbara Garbutt, Dorothy Gustafson, Kevin Terry, Christopher and Christine Titus


Alumni 

  • $1,400 donated 2019 by WL Western High School's class of 2019; benefit 5th grade camp 
  • $1,000 donated 2017 by WL Northern High School's class of 2016; benefit 5th grade camp 
  • $500 donated 2019 from WL Central High School's class of 2013; benefit 5th grade camp
  • $5,000 anonymous donation 2017 to support "every child, every day" in Walled Lake schools
  • $15,000 anonymous donation 2017 to support Walled Lake Western High School's Football program

Applied Imaging

  • $1750 contribution as Silver Sponsor of 2022 Golf Scramble
  • $1,000 contribution 2021 to further Foundation's mission

AT&T

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

AUCH Company

  • $5,000 contributed as Platinum FFE 2022 Golf Scramble Sponsor
  • $5,000 contributed as Platinum FFE 2021 Golf Scramble Sponsor
  • $5,000 contributed as Platinum FFE 2020 Acing Education sponsor
  • $3,500 contributed as Gold FFE 2016 - 2019 Golf Scramble sponsor
  • $3,000 contributed as Gold FFE 2014 & 2015 Golf Scramble sponsor

Basic Rubber & Plastic

  • $500 contribution 2017 to support Walled Lake schools' classrooms

The Bernhardt Family

  • $5,000 contribution as Platinum FFE 2016 - 2019 Golf Scramble Sponsor 

The Bernhardt / Tucker Families: In Memory of Michael & Emily Bernhardt

  • $3,500 contribution as Gold Sponsor for FFE 2022 Golf Scramble
  • $5,000 contribution as Platinum FFE 2021 Golf Scramble sponsor

Lori Burke, 2020 WLCSD Retiree 

  • $4,200 contribution 2021 & 2022 to establish & continue Classroom Literacy Library Program to support WLCSD elementary level readers

Commtech Design

  • $2,000 contribution for Silver Sponsorship of 2022 FFE Golf Scramble
  • $2,000 contribution for 21/22 school year to support the FFE's mission and grant program

Community Financial Credit Union

  • $3,500 2022 FFE Golf Scramble Sponsor and Year End donation
  • $4,500 donation 2021/22 school year to support FFE's mission and teacher grant program
  • $2,500 year-end 2020 campaign contribution 
  • $1,500 sponsorship for FFE 2020 Acing Education in Walled Lake Schools 
  • $2,500 donation presented 2019 & 2020 & $2,000 received  2018 to support FFE's mission and annual grant program

Dean Transportation

  • $1,750 Silver 2022 FFE Golf Scramble Sponsor
  • $1,750 Silver 2021 FFE Golf Scramble Sponsor

DFCU Financial

  • $3,500 donation 2020-2022
  • $4,000 donation 2019
  • $2,500 donation 2018
  • $3,500 donation 2017
  • $5,000 2014 - 2016 to support financial literacy & learning 

DTE Energy Foundation

  • $2,000 donation 2020 to support WLCSD Martin Luther King Day Celebration
  • $1,500 annual donation (2013-2019) to support WLCSD Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Education Research & Development Institute

  • $4,650 donated per five allocations (Aug. 2020 - August 2022) in honor of Supt. Ken Gutman to further Foundation's mission

 Enviro-Clean Services

  • $1,750 contribution for Silver Sponsorship of 2022 FFE Golf Scramble
  • $2,000 donation to support 2016 mini-grant program

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

  • $1,000 donation 2019 to support Foundation's mission

Gamut HoldCo LLC

  • $10,000 donation in memory of Drew Smith, designated for walking track at Loon Lake Elementary

G.E.B Collision

  • $500 contribution 2017 to support Walled Lake schools' classrooms

GKN Sinter Metals

  • $7,866 donated 2015 & $386.82 in 2016; benefit 5th grade camp

Grede Holdings, LLC

  • $10,000 donation in memory of Drew Smith, designated for walking track at Loon Lake Elementary

Hallite Seals Americas, Inc.- Wixom

  • $2,860 received per 2017 holiday fundraising initiative to support Foundation's mission

Hersh-Beattie-Isenberg Orthodontics

  • $15,000 donation 2020-2021 for the purchase of middle school planners and  support for Walled Lake Central High School
  • $18,000 annual donation for the purchase of middle and high school planners

ITC Charitable Giving Program

  • $1,000 grant 2020 to support Walled Lake school's classrooms

Janicki  Family

  • $2,500 contribution 2021 to benefit K-12 students
  • $1,000 contribution to support 2018-19 & 2017- 2018 school year
  • $5,000 contribution to the FFE 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' PTSAs 

Jenosky Consulting, Inc

  • $2,000 contribution in 2021/2022 supporting the FFE mission and grant program.

Jon Smith Subs, White Lake

  • $1,500 donation 2021 per Give Back Day

Laborer Local 1076 Employers Co-op and Education Trust

  • $500 donation to support 2018 -2019 school year

Lake Area Rotary

  • $50 contribution in 2021 to support therapy dog program in WLCSD
  • $10,000 donation 2020 to support therapy dog program in WLCSD
  • $2,000 donation 2019 to support the Foundation's mission

The Lakes Community Church

  • ‚Äč$1,000 donation 2019 & $2,000 donation made 2015 - 2018 in support of Religious Diversity Journeys Program attended by Walled Lake middle school students

M3 Investment Services 

  • $5,000 contribution 2010 - 2015 as Platinum FFE Golf Scramble sponsor

The Muslim Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills 

  • $1,000 donation to support the 2022/2023 Religious Diversity Journeys Program 
  • $1,000 donation to support the 2016 - 2020 Religious Diversity Journeys Program attended by Walled Lake middle school students 

Peter Basso Associates

  • $2,000 contribution in 2021/2022 supporting the FFE mission and grant program.

Chuck Phillipson

  • $1,000 donation 2019 to support Foundation's mission 

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   

Private Donation:

  • $5,000 anonymous donation to create an award in honor of the WLCSD PTA Adminitrator of the Year
  • $5,000 anonymous contribution to support 2020/21 Foundation for Excellence grant program

Thomas and Annette Rzeznik

  • $50,000 Contribution for development of "Special Deeds for Special Needs" endowment fund to support the Adult Transitions program 

Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Walled Lake

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

Shuman Family Performing Arts Student Grant Program

Spalding DeDecker

  • $1,500 contribution in 2021/2022 supporting the FFE mission and grant program.

TMP Architecture

  • $3,500 contribution as Gold Sponsor of the 2022 FFE Golf Scramble
  • $2,000 contribution in 2021/2022 supporting the FFE mission and grant program.

Phyllis Wagner, in honor of her husband, Robert, a former WLW custodian

  • undisclosed amount to support the Foundation's mission and the grant program

Walled Lake Consolidated School District 

Commerce Elementary

  • $860 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Dublin Elementary

  • $1,195 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Glengary Elementary

  • $1,000 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Keith Elementary

  • $2,243 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Loon Lake Elementary

  • $572  for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Meadowbrook Elementary

  • $1,000 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Oakley Park Elementary and Wixom Elementary

  • $4,546 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Pleasant Lake Elementary

  • $250 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Walled Lake Elementary

  • $500 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge

Wixom Elementary

  • (See Oakley Park Elementary for their combined total)

Clifford Smart Middle School

  • $1,005 raised by National Junior Honor Society per 2018 spring car wash to support Foundation's mission

Sarah Banks Middle School

  • $283  for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge
  • $250 raised 2019 by school's "costumes for a cause" fundraiser to support Foundation's  mission

Walled Lake Central High School

  • $352 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge
  • $2,500 donation from 2019 volleyball marathon to support FFE's mission
  • $17,806.70 raised per 2014 volleyball marathon and donated to support FFE's mission

Walled Lake Northern High School

  • $300 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge
  • $2,500 donation 2019/20 school year to support FFE's mission
  • $2,500 donation from 2018/19 volleyball marathon 
  • $12,100 raised per 2016 volleyball marathon and contributed to the Foundation for Excellence 25th Anniversary Giving Campaign

Walled Lake Western High School

  • $421 for the FFE 30th Anniversary/You Make the Difference Challenge
  • $1,275 donation from class of 2020
  • $2,5,00 donation from 2019 volleyball marathon to support FFE's  mission

Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union

  • $8,624 donation 2021 to support Foundation's mission
  • $2,000 annual contribution as Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle sponsor & annual FFE Golf Scramble tee/green sponsor

William A Kibbe & Associates, Inc

  • $1,500 contribution in 2021/2022 supporting the FFE mission and grant program

Wixom, city of

  • $2,003 total donations received as block party's 2021, 2019 & 2018 charitable partner