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Celebration of Education Gala

b2ap3 amp gala logo smallThe Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) will present its 5th Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.

We are very excited about our event to benefit the schools and students of the Cherokee County School District. This black-tie night includes dinner, the “CCSD’s Got Talent” Student Talent Show, Silent Auction and special recognitions of outstanding Alumni and Educators. We are asking for your support.

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THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" Gala

THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" Gala

THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" CCEF Gala

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its past two events with the presentation of its Third Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala benefitting the Cherokee County School District on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

“Our past two galas have been so successful that we can’t wait for this year’s event,” CCEF Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. said. “Our sponsors and guests help us celebrate the important work being done every day by our School District and raise funds to benefit CCSD students, teachers and schools.”

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $205,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. The nonprofit, charitable foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.



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Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle with cash prizes and silent auction during the cocktail hour reception, followed by dinner, dessert and the program. The entertainment will be the third annual “CCSD’s Got Talent” student talent show featuring the best act from each of CCSD’s six high schools in competition for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 runner-up prize.

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Fourth Annual Golf Classic at Hawks Ridge

Fourth Annual Golf Classic at Hawks Ridge

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic on October 31 at Hawks Ridge Golf Club. Partnering with presenting sponsors Bill Holt Chevrolet and Northside Hospital Cherokee enabled this year's classic to "out drive" all expectations and raise over $42,000 to support CCSD schools, teachers and students.


Sponsors included:

Silver: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cobb EMC,  Community Foundation and The Home Depot;


 Patron: Aramark, Batson-Cook, Buck Consultants, Charles Schwab - Michael and Charity Whitney Family Charitable Fund, Cherokee Computer Services, Credit Union of Georgia, Hasty Properties, Interceramic, KRH Architects, Roach Caudill & Gunn Attorneys, The Original Mattress Factory and Universal Alloy

Individual Sponsors: Goshen Valley Foundation, Win2ition

In-kind: Chick-fil-A of Canton and Sisson Media Corporation

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Celebration of Education Gala Photos 2018

Celebration of Education Gala Photos 2018

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation hosted their Fourth Annual "Celebration of Education" Gala on Saturday, March 10th, at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.  

The Superintendent was the Honorary Chairman, and the entire evening was filled with recognition of past and present staff, students and a few surprises along the way.

The gala sold out again this year as the foundation continues to break new ground with the event.  Below are photos from a wonderful night!

 
 



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Dr. Susan Buice Introduction Video

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Billy Hasty Jr. Introduction Video

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CCEF Sponsors Video

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2018 Moo've It 5K Race Sponsorship Packages!

2018 Moo've It 5K Race Sponsorship Packages!

Over the past five years, the Chick-fil-A Cherokee County Moo’ve It 5K has grown to become one of the largest road races in North Georgia.

It is held at the beautiful Etowah River Park and this year's date is Saturday, August 11th. It is presented by Chick-fil-A Cherokee County and Southeast Restoration, and benefits the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics.

The Moo've It 5K includes a morning of fun for the entire family, including activities for children, entertainment, and goodie bags with treats from Chick-fil-A and our sponsors.

The school zone with the highest participation rate will split $2500.

The most creative “Cow” runner will win Chick-fil-A for a year!  The contest will be judged prior to the race's start.






We have several sponsorship opportunities and levels!

Download Sponsorship Level Packages PDF
 
To register, support, or volunteer the Cherokee County Moo've It 5K, please visit:
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Cherokee County High School Graduation Promo 2018

Cherokee County Educational Foundation salutes our graduates!  The following video was shared for Cherokee County high school 2018 graduation ceremonies.

 

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Fifth Annual Golf Classic at BridgeMill

CCEF's fifth annual Golf Classic was at BridgeMill Athletic Club on Monday, October 8. Thank you for making our Annual Golf Classic an Amazing Success.


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2019 5K

Save the date for the 2019 5K, August 10, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

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Chick-fil-A Moo've It 5K & Fun Run raises $18,776!

Chick-fil-A Moo've It 5K & Fun Run raises $18,776!

The second Annual Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series Moo've It 5K & Fun Run raised $18,776! All proceeds go to Cherokee County Educational Foundation as well as Cherokee County Special Olympics.

Congratulations to Teasley Middle School for winning the highest participation in the 5K for the second year in a row. Their awesome efforts earned them $1000 to help their school.



Congratulations to 2nd place winner Creekview High School who received $500.



Big thanks to Chic-fil-A and Kevin Williams for always supporting Cherokee County Schools and our community!

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Second Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala Benefitting CCSD

Second Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala Benefitting CCSD

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its inaugural event with the presentation of its Second Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala benefitting the Cherokee County School District on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

“Our inaugural Gala was such a success that we can’t wait for this year’s event,” CCEF Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. said. “Our sponsors and guests help us celebrate the important work being done every day by our School District and raise funds to benefit CCSD students, teachers and schools.”

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $115,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. The nonprofit, charitable foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.



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Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle with cash prizes and silent auction during the cocktail hour reception, followed by dinner, dessert and the program. The entertainment will be the second annual “CCSD’s Got Talent” student talent show featuring the best act each from CCSD’s six high schools in competition for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 runner-up prize.

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Third Annual CCEF Golf Classic raises $29,000

Third Annual CCEF Golf Classic raises $29,000

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation scored a hole-in-one at its Third Annual CCEF Golf Classic by raising a record $29,000 to support schools, teachers and students.

The nonprofit CCEF, which raises funds and awareness for the Cherokee County School District, recently held the tournament at Woodmont Golf & Country Club with presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital-Cherokee.



[caption id="attachment_804" align="alignright" width="350"] The 2015 CCEF Golf Classic at Woodmont Golf & Country Club was made possible through sponsorships by numerous businesses including presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

Sponsors included: Gold, Cobb EMC; Silver, Aramark Management Services, Chick-fil-A of Canton, Credit Union of Georgia and The Home Depot; Bronze: Buck Consultants, Davenport & Company, Goshen Valley Foundation, Hasty Properties, KRH Architects, Universal Alloy and Win2ition; Contest Sponsors: Georgia Power, Kronos, Nova Engineering & Environmental, Senator Brandon Beach; Hole Sponsors: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Gleichman Law Firm and The Original Mattress Factory.  Foundation Board Members Colleen Blackwell of Win2ition and Zach Blend of Goshen Valley Foundation served as the event’s co-chairs.

The tournament began with a special tribute to Northside Hospital-Cherokee CEO Billy Hayes in appreciation for his continued service as the CCEF Board Vice President and for the hospital’s second year as presenting sponsor for all CCEF fundraisers.  CCEF Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. during the opening remarks also thanked Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo for serving as the event’s Honorary Chairman and for his support of CCEF since its establishment in 2012.

“We would not have been able to already have awarded $50,000 in grants or be able to give out another $50,000 this school year if it were not for the support of our sponsors, the School Board and Dr. Petruzielo,” Mr. Hasty said during his remarks.

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5K/Fun Raises $15,000 for CCEF

5K/Fun Raises $15,000 for CCEF

A new 5K and Fun Run has raised $15,000 for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) and Cherokee County Special Olympics.

Proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run, which was held earlier this month in downtown Canton, were presented by Cherokee County Chick-fil-A operators on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, to representatives from the two organizations.

Organizers said the event’s success is a tribute to the community’s support of the Cherokee County School District, which will benefit directly from the funds donated to CCEF. One school already has received a grant from these proceeds.

Teasley Middle School’s teachers, administrators and students were glowing as they received a $1,000 grant from CCEF.

Dressed in neon yellow T-shirts from the 5K and Fun Run, the staff and students accepted their school’s award for having the highest participation in the event of any CCSD school. The Foundation offered the grant as an incentive to encourage teachers, parents and students to participate in the 5K and Fun Run.

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Celebration of Education Gala

Celebration of Education Gala

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s inaugural “Celebration of Education” Gala on March 14 benefiting the Cherokee County School District netted $50,000 and honored outstanding teachers, students, partners, volunteers and alumni.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, co-hosted by CCEF and presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee, was attended by more than 350 guests and included dinner, awards, a silent auction and the “CCSD’s Got Talent” high school student talent show.

Foundation Board Members Amanda Arnold, Vice President for Credit Union of Georgia, and Debbie Rabjohn, River Ridge High School PTSA President, served as Gala Committee Co-Chairs.

“We greatly appreciate the community’s support of our inaugural Gala, which will assist the Foundation in its mission of supporting the School District through grants for schools, teachers and students,” Mrs. Arnold said.  “The night was a wonderful celebration, and we look forward to many annual Galas to come.”

The “CCSD’s Got Talent” grand prize winner, River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group (Matt Ainsley, Tolu Babalola, Josh Butler, Brent Flynn, Jesse Huskey, Megan Lerner, Saxon Olson, Camden Pruitt, Ricky Rudolph, Nate Sahlberg and Rachel Woods) won a $1,000 grant for the school; and the runner-up, Sequoyah High School’s duo of Amanda Roark and Alan Stein, won a $500 grant.   Each of the schools received an honorarium for participating in the competition.

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CCEF Gala Raises $50,000 for Schools

CCEF Gala Raises $50,000 for Schools

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s inaugural “Celebration of Education” Gala on March 14 benefiting the Cherokee County School District netted $50,000 and honored outstanding teachers, students, partners, volunteers and alumni.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, co-hosted by CCEF and presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee, was attended by more than 350 guests and included dinner, awards, a silent auction and the “CCSD’s Got Talent” high school student talent show.

Foundation Board Members Amanda Arnold, Vice President for Credit Union of Georgia, and Debbie Rabjohn, River Ridge High School PTSA President, served as Gala Committee Co-Chairs.

“We greatly appreciate the community’s support of our inaugural Gala, which will assist the Foundation in its mission of supporting the School District through grants for schools, teachers and students,” Mrs. Arnold said.  “The night was a wonderful celebration, and we look forward to many annual Galas to come.”

The “CCSD’s Got Talent” grand prize winner, River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group (Matt Ainsley, Tolu Babalola, Josh Butler, Brent Flynn, Jesse Huskey, Megan Lerner, Saxon Olson, Camden Pruitt, Ricky Rudolph, Nate Sahlberg and Rachel Woods) won a $1,000 grant for the school; and the runner-up, Sequoyah High School’s duo of Amanda Roark and Alan Stein, won a $500 grant.   Each of the schools received an honorarium for participating in the competition.

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Celebration of Education Gala Benefiting CCSD

Celebration of Education Gala Benefiting CCSD

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will expand its efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Cherokee County School District with the presentation of its inaugural “Celebration of Education” Gala on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The event sold out quickly and tickets are no longer available.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

“The Foundation Board is so pleased to host this inaugural Gala that will both celebrate and benefit all of the important work being done every day by the School District to provide a quality education to each of Cherokee County’s children,” Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. said.  “Our students, teachers and schools consistently rank among the best in our country, and our alumni have found great success on many different paths… these accomplishments would not be possible without our community’s support, which we hope to have for this special evening.”

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