2020 AEFI Benefit is CANCELED
It is with regret, but no surprise, that we have decided to cancel the AEFI Benefit scheduled for March 27th due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19. This is the most prudent step for the benefit of our community's health and well being. We are still exploring other possibilities for the future and will let you know as soon as any further decisions have been made. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the AEFI.
The 17th Annual AEFI Benefit
Please join us on March 27th, 2020 at the Sheraton Framingham for our 17th Annual AEFI Benefit. Over 300 members of the community are expected to attend. The evening will include cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auction, and Casino tables! Over $44,000 was raised at last year's event, with all proceeds going to support AEFI's mission to fund innovative education. Raise money for our schools and have fun doing it! Please help us make this a record breaking year!
Funding Innovative Education Starts Here...
The AEFI is a community-based organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities for students in the Ashland Public Schools. The AEFI does this through competitive innovation grants and school needs grants.
Since 2010, the AEFI has provided over $625,000 towards funding innovative projects within the Ashland Public Schools.
Ways you can help today!
AEFI Neighborhood Campaign: Help raise money to purchase rockin' raffle and auction items!
For every donation of $25 or more, you will be entered to win a $100 Gift Card to Jack's Abby! The winner will be chosen via a Facebook live drawing (don't worry, you don't need to watch live to win)!
Please make your tax-deductible donation by February 14th. Please be sure to reference the Neighborhood Campaign on the check.
Ashland High School Therapy dog
AEFI was able to meet with AHS’s Jennifer Pavia-Shiels and wonderful new therapy dog. The funding for this dog and extensive train came directly from an AEFI funded grant. Innovative!
Ashland Elementary STEAM Center
The AEFI has pleased to announce our next Innovation Campaign - the Ashland Elementary STEAM Center. This amazing project will leverage much of the learnings & success of the AIC while ensuring it is fully age-appropriate & right-sized for our elementary students. Its primary focus is to ensure that our younger students are getting regular access to many of the same STEAM tools & technologies that we have seen produce such great results at the AIC. In addition to that, this campaign also includes elements & technologies specifically targeting our ELL students as well as our students with disabilities to ensure our entire student population has the needed tools to reach their full potential. For full details on the program, please visit our STEAM Center page.
Ashland Innovation Center
The AEFI has helped to fund and implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) lab for the town of Ashland which will be located at the Ashland High School, and will be called the Ashland Innovation Center (AIC). Having access to this new technology and equipment will provide students at the Ashland High School and throughout the district an unprecedented opportunity to integrate 21st Century technology tools that will help our students now & moving forward.
AEFI is pleased to announce that we have completed funding for this project! With help from the Ashland community and our generous corporate sponsors, we have the AIC at full functionality for the start of the 2018-19 school year. For full details on the program, please visit our AIC page.