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Cherokee County Schools Night with the Hawks

Cherokee County Schools Night with the Hawks

ATL Hawks vs. MIA Heat | Thursday, February 20th | @ 7:30pm

Join us for Cherokee County Schools Night at State Farm Arena! Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit! The first fifty people (ages 6+) to purchase a ticket through this offer will get to take part in one of our exclusive fan experiences. A portion from each ticket purchased through the link below will benefit the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Tickets can be purchased through the provided link or attached flier.
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2019 CCEF Golf Classic Continued

 We're so excited to see all the photos coming in from our 2019 CCEF Golf Classic event last week! Check out the gallery below to see some more pictures. 

These photos will be posted on our Facebook page as well. Feel free to tag yourself and any other familiar faces!

If you haven't checked out the photos from our first post, click here.

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2019 CCEF Golf Classic

What an amazing day of good weather and great golfers to benefit the students and staff of Cherokee County.  Thank you to our sponsors, players, and volunteers.  Every public school in Cherokee County will benefit from this incredible outing.  Check out the gallery of photos from today's successful event.

To view more photos from the event, click here.

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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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2019 5K

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

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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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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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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!

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To register, support, or volunteer the Cherokee County Moo've It 5K, please visit:
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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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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.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is the event’s Honorary Chair, and there will be special recognitions of outstanding alumni and educators as part of the evening’s festivities.



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A presentation of the third annual Alumni of the Year Awards will honor one alumnus and one alumna of CCSD high schools for outstanding professional and civic contributions.

This year’s recipients, who were selected by the CCEF Board, are life-long resident of Cherokee County and Cherokee County Board of Education Member, Patsy Jordan and Roger Garrison, who successfully served as Sheriff of Cherokee County for an unprecedented 24 years.

Foundation Board Members, Amanda Arnold of Credit Union of Georgia and Community and PTA volunteer Debbie Rabjohn, are the Gala Co-Chairs.


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Sponsors already committed to the event include:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Northside Hospital-Cherokee

 

VALEDICTORIAN SPONSORS

Cobb EMC Community Foundation
Credit Union of Georgia

 

SALUTATORIAN SPONSORS

Aramark Education Management
Cherokee Conference Center at The Bluffs
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Hasty Pope LLP
LGE Community Credit Union
Original Mattress Factory
Roach Caudill & Gunn LLP
Seasonal Designs Landscaping

 

HONOR ROLL SPONSORS

Brown & Brown Insurance
Center Cut Catering
Chattahoochee Technical College
Cherokee Computer
Chick-fil-A of Cherokee County
Davenport & Company
Georgia Power
Manley Spangler Smith Architects, P.C.
Reinhardt University
Sisson Media
State Senator Brandon Beach
Valic
Woodstock Furniture Outlet

 

GRADUATE SPONSORS

Five Talents Wealth Management
Follett
Frontline Technologies
Lifetouch
Nova Engineering and Environmental
Path & Post - Becky Babcock
Win2ition
Womack Lewis Smith

 
To sponsor the Gala, please contact Angela Kuter, Executive Director of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation at 770-704-4228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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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

Hole Sponsors: Chattahoochee Technical College, Covenant Plumbing, Credit Union of Georgia, Hasty-Pope Attorneys, Nova, United Community Bank and Woodstock Furniture Outlet


The tournament began with a special thank you to Bill Holt Chevrolet and Northside Hospital Cherokee for their on-going sponsorship and commitment to our county's quality education. CCEF Board President William "Billy" G. Hasty Jr., along with Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Colleen Blackwell and Shuntel Beach, expressed their deep gratitude for their continued support of Cherokee County Schools, as well as for Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County School Superintendent, for serving as the event's Honorary Chairman and for his support to CCEF.

"We are privileged to be able to award $90,000 in grants to the schools this year and would not have been able to do so if it were not for the support of our generous sponsors, the School Board and Dr. Hightower," Mr. Hasty said during his remarks.

CCEF will be awarding $90,000 in grants to CCSD schools, teachers and students this school year including IMPACT Grants, which are presented every February to teachers with winning applications.

The day ended with an exciting "19th hole" awards banquet for the players and announcement of tournament winners. Awards were given to all sponsors, and of course, to the winning teams. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's foursome took first place in the competition; the Cobb EMC team placed second; and the combination foursome of representatives from Chick-fil-A Canton, Goshen Valley and Win2ition placed third.

The trophies, as have become a CCEF Golf Classic tradition, were designed and crafted by art students at all of CCSD's high schools. Each school's art department will be given an honorarium donation by CCEF in appreciation for their original and creative work.

CCEF held Fourth Annual Golf Classic at Hawks Ridge

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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.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is the event’s Honorary Chair, and there will be special recognitions of outstanding alumni and educators as part of the evening’s festivities.

The Second Annual Alumni of the Year Awards, which will honor at least one alumnus and one alumna of CCSD high schools each year for outstanding professional and civic contributions, will be presented.



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This year’s recipients, who were unanimously selected by the CCEF Board, are Frankie Shepherd, a lifetime educator who retired as Principal of her alma mater, Ralph Bunche High School (now Center), and has volunteered in numerous community service roles; and Gene Norton, a lifetime educator who served as Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools and in roles for the Georgia Department of Education and Reinhardt University.

Foundation Board Members, Amanda Arnold of Credit Union of Georgia and CCSD parent and PTA volunteer Debbie Rabjohn, are the Gala Co-Chairs.

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Sponsors already committed to the event include:
PRESENTING SPONSOR
  • Northside Hospital-Cherokee
 
VALEDICTORIAN SPONSORS
  • Cobb EMC Community Foundation
  • Credit Union of Georgia
 
SALUTATORIAN SPONSORS
  • Aramark Education Management
  • Bryant’s Quality Painting
  • Cherokee Conference Center at The Bluffs
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Hasty Pope LLP
  • LGE Community Credit Union
  • Original Mattress Factory
  • Roach Caudill & Gunn LLP
  • Seasonal Designs Landscaping
  • State Senator Brandon Beach
 
HONOR ROLL SPONSORS
  • Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Buck Consultants
  • Center Cut Catering
  • Cherokee Computer
  • Cherokee Tribune
  • Chick-fil-A of Cherokee County
  • Citi
  • Davenport
  • Dell
  • Georgia Power
  • Goshen Valley Foundation
  • KRH Architects
  • Manley Spangler Smith Architects, P.C.
  • Pearson
  • Sisson Media Corporation
  • Stellaris Group
  • Triumph Advisors
  • Valic
 
GRADUATE SPONSORS
  • Complete Floor Maintenance, Inc.
  • Follett
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kronos
  • Lifetouch
  • Mission Critical
  • My Beauty
  • Nova Engineering and Environmental
  • Path & Post - Becky Babcock
  • Rotary Club of Canton
  • Think Through Math
  • Win2ition
  • Womack Lewis Smith
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For more information about CCEF, please see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org or find CCEF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CherokeeCountyEducationalFoundation.

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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.

Following their day on the course, players returned for the awarding of trophies to sponsors and winning teams.  Land Answers’ foursome took first place in the competition; the Cherokee Computer team placed second; and one of Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s teams placed third.  Much to the delight of all in attendance, a player won the Hole In One contest… Rick James of the Goshen Valley Foundation Team landed the winning shot.

The trophies, as has become a CCEF Golf Classic tradition, were designed and crafted by art students at all of CCSD’s high schools.  Each school’s art department was presented with an honorarium donation by CCEF in appreciation for their work.  A special presentation also was made during the awards party to former Cherokee County School Board Chair Janet Read in appreciation of her vision for the establishment of the Foundation.

The Foundation will be awarding more than $50,000 in grants to CCSD schools, teachers and students this school year including IMPACT Grants, which are presented every February to teachers with winning “bright idea” applications.  For more information about CCEF, visit www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation or its Facebook page.






[caption id="attachment_824" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Kicking off the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic Kicking off the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic, which raised a record $29,000 for Cherokee County School District schools, teachers and students, are from left to right: Golf Classic Co-Chair Zach Blend, Board Fundraising Chair Kevin Williams, Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr., Presenting Sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee CEO Billy Hayes, Golf Classic Co-Chair Colleen Blackwell and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo. The Foundation presented a special tribute to Mr. Hayes at the start of the event in appreciation of his continued service and the hospital’s second year as presenting sponsor for all of CCEF’s fundraisers.


 
[caption id="attachment_803" align="aligncenter" width="599"]Rick James Rick James of the Goshen Valley Foundation team landed a hole-in-one during the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic.


 
[caption id="attachment_804" align="aligncenter" width="599"]2015 CCEF Golf Classic The 2015 CCEF Golf Classic at Woodmont Golf & Country Club was made possible through sponsorships by numerous businesses including presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital-Cherokee.


 
[caption id="attachment_805" align="aligncenter" width="600"]The Land Answers team won first place The Land Answers team won first place in the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic.


 
[caption id="attachment_806" align="aligncenter" width="599"]Cherokee Computer team placed second The Cherokee Computer team placed second in the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic.


 
[caption id="attachment_807" align="aligncenter" width="599"]One of Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s teams placed third One of Northside Hospital-Cherokee’s teams placed third in the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic.


 
[caption id="attachment_808" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Presenting the plaque to Ms. Read. A special presentation was made to former Cherokee County School Board Chair Janet Read in appreciation of her vision for the establishment of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Golf Classic Co-Chair Colleen Blackwell, left, presents the plaque to Ms. Read.


 
[caption id="attachment_802" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Award designers As has become a CCEF Golf Classic tradition, all of the trophies for sponsors and winners of the 2015 CCEF Golf Classic were designed and crafted by Cherokee County School District high school art students. Cherokee High School ceramics students show off their designs, from left to right: Martha Voizin, Amber Jenkins, Lincoln Johnson, Elexis Muse, Thu Nguyen, Ashley Heard, Maria Vicente, Katlin Norman and Joseph Alas.
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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.

The check presentation was made by CCEF Board Vice President Billy Hayes of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold of Credit Union of Georgia and Fundraising Chairman Kevin Williams of Chick-fil-A of Canton, who organized the run with his fellow Chick-fil-A operators in Cherokee County. Northside Hospital-Cherokee and Credit Union of Georgia were among the event’s Gold sponsors, which also included Cherokee Ford, Ready Mix USA, Southeast Restoration Group and The Home Depot. A second annual 5K and Fun Run already is being planned for next August.

“The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the schools, teachers and students of the Cherokee County School District, and we greatly appreciate the support that they show for this mission,” said Ms. Arnold, who also serves as the Board’s Awareness Chair.

The Foundation’s next fundraiser is the annual CCEF Golf Classic, which is on Sept. 29 at Woodmont Golf & Country Club. Sponsorships are available at levels beginning at $250. For information, see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org.






 
[caption id="attachment_747" align="aligncenter" width="600"]chicken-check The Chick-fil-A operators of Cherokee County on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 presented $15,000 in proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run held earlier this month in downtown Canton to the beneficiaries: the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics.


 
[caption id="attachment_748" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board Vice President Billy Hayes, right; Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold and Fundraising Chairman Kevin Williams present a $1,000 grant to Teasley Middle School as an award for the highest participation in the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run that benefited CCEF and the Cherokee County Special Olympics.


 
[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board Secretary and Awareness Chairwoman Amanda Arnold, left, present a $1,000 grant to Teasley Middle School Principal Dr. Sue Zinkil.
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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.”

River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella groupThe “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.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo was honored as the event’s Honorary Chair, and other special guests included the CCSD Teacher of the Year, Media Specialist of the Year, Counselor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

The Gala launched a new, major award to be presented annually by the Foundation: the Alumni of the Year Award, which will honor at least one CCSD high school alumnus and one alumna each year for outstanding professional and civic contributions.

The inaugural Alumni of the Year Award recipients were Judge Marion T. Pope Jr., who served as Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge and as a member of the House of Representatives among many other accomplishments; and Janice Prather, a lifetime educator whose career included serving as an Assistant Superintendent and Principal for the School District among other roles and is the immediate past president of the Retired Educators Association.

Foundation Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. presented both with plaques featuring medallions made by Creekview High School’s art department, and both were applauded with standing ovations.  For the 2016 and subsequent Alumni of the Year Award presentations, the Foundation Board will accept nominations from the community.

Mr. Hasty during the Gala also announced another new project being undertaken by the Foundation: the establishment of a Cherokee County Educators Hall of Fame.  Nominations for the first class will be accepted from the community in the coming year, with Mrs. Prather to be included in the inaugural group.

The evening included many special recognitions of educators and students including the cocktail hour music provided by Teasley Middle School students, the selection of Creekland Middle School teacher John Carter for master of ceremonies and the centerpieces created by Cherokee High School agriculture teacher Sarah Scarborough and her students.  The Foundation presented grants to all of these schools as honorariums of appreciation for their participation.






2015 Sponsor Benefits:

 
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Presenting Sponsor:

(Currently Northside Hospital-Cherokee)
  • Exclusive logo inclusion on invitations
  • Exclusive speaking opportunity during Gala
  • Exclusive opportunity for marketing table and display at Gala
  • 2 VIP Tables seating 8 guests each
  • Top billing for recognition on all promotional materials including on CCEF website
  • Top billing for sponsor recognition in printed event program
  • Corporate logo on screen during Gala

Valedictorian -- $5,000

  • 1 VIP Table seating 8 guests
  • Sponsor recognition during Gala
  • Recognition on promotional materials including on CCEF website
  • Recognition in printed event program
  • Corporate logo on screen during Gala
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Salutatorian -- $2,500

  • 1 Table seating 8 guests
  • Recognition on promotional materials including on CCEF website
  • Recognition in printed event program
  • Name listed on screen during Gala

Honor Roll -- $1,000

  • Four Gala tickets
  • Recognition in printed event program
  • Name listed on screen during Gala

Graduate -- $500

  • Two Gala tickets
  • Recognition in printed event program
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The Foundation (CCEF) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission of supporting students and staff of the School District by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements.  The Foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.

All money raised by CCEF through the Gala and its other fundraisers is returned to the School District and its students, teachers and schools through donations, grant opportunities and other support.  Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $45,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools.

For more information about the Foundation, please see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org or the Foundation’s page on Facebook.






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PHOTO 1: Cherokee County Educational Foundation ‘Celebration of Education’ Gala Co-Chairs Amanda Arnold, left, and Debbie Rabjohn, second from left, congratulate River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group for winning the “CCSD’s Got Talent” high school student talent show held as part of the inaugural event on March 14 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.  As first-place winners, the school received a $1,000 grant from the Foundation and a trophy.

River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group




 

PHOTO 2: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr. presents an Alumni of the Year Awards to Janice Prather.

Foundation Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr.




 

PHOTO 3: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr. presents an Alumni of the Year Awards to Judge Marion T. Pope Jr.

Alumni of the Year Awards




 

PHOTO 4: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr., second from left, and Gala Co-Chairwoman Amanda Arnold thank Gala presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee during the program with a plaque featuring a medallion crafted by Creekview High School’s art department.  The plaque was accepted by NH-C executives including CEO Billy Hayes, left, and Dr. Matthew Simmons, right, of Northside Cherokee Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  Mr. Hayes also serves as Vice President of the Foundation’s Board.

presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee





PHOTO 5: Sequoyah High School’s duo of Amanda Roark and Alan Stein was named runner-up in the ‘CCSD’s Got Talent’ competition and won a $500 grant from the Foundation for their school.

Amanda Roark and Alan Stein





PHOTO 6:  Brady Payne and McKenzie Miklitsch of Cherokee High School perform 'Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better' during the talent show.

Brady Payne and McKenzie Miklitsch of Cherokee High School





PHOTO 7: Creekview High School was represented in the competition by Paul DiCicco, who played 'Rhapsody in Blue.'

Paul DiCicco, who played ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’





PHOTO 8: Etowah High School’s Sydney Wakeford and Jacob Kirk perform 'Legally Blonde' during the show.

Etowah High School’s Sydney Wakeford and Jacob Kirk





PHOTO 9: Woodstock High School was represented by the band, The Fourshores: Alec Caslow, Logan Cornelison, Jake Davidson and Brett Sidney, which performed an original song.

The Fourshores





PHOTO 10:  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo served as Honorary Chair of the event.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo

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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.”

River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella groupThe “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.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo was honored as the event’s Honorary Chair, and other special guests included the CCSD Teacher of the Year, Media Specialist of the Year, Counselor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

The Gala launched a new, major award to be presented annually by the Foundation: the Alumni of the Year Award, which will honor at least one CCSD high school alumnus and one alumna each year for outstanding professional and civic contributions.

The inaugural Alumni of the Year Award recipients were Judge Marion T. Pope Jr., who served as Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge and as a member of the House of Representatives among many other accomplishments; and Janice Prather, a lifetime educator whose career included serving as an Assistant Superintendent and Principal for the School District among other roles and is the immediate past president of the Retired Educators Association.

Foundation Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. presented both with plaques featuring medallions made by Creekview High School’s art department, and both were applauded with standing ovations.  For the 2016 and subsequent Alumni of the Year Award presentations, the Foundation Board will accept nominations from the community.

Foundation Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr.Mr. Hasty during the Gala also announced another new project being undertaken by the Foundation: the establishment of a Cherokee County Educators Hall of Fame.  Nominations for the first class will be accepted from the community in the coming year, with Mrs. Prather to be included in the inaugural group.

The evening included many special recognitions of educators and students including the cocktail hour music provided by Teasley Middle School students, the selection of Creekland Middle School teacher John Carter for master of ceremonies and the centerpieces created by Cherokee High School agriculture teacher Sarah Scarborough and her students.  The Foundation presented grants to all of these schools as honorariums of appreciation for their participation.

The Gala was made possible due an impressive list of sponsors that joined presenting sponsor, Northside Hospital-Cherokee, in supporting CCEF:
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Valedictorian Sponsors

  • Bryant’s Quality Painting
  • Cobb EMC Foundation

Salutatorian Sponsors

  • Aramark Education Management
  • Credit Union of Georgia
  • Hasty Pope LLP
  • Original Mattress Factory
  • Seasonal Designs Landscaping

Honor Roll Sponsors

  • Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Center Cut Catering
  • Cherokee Computer
  • Cherokee Tribune
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Citi
  • Dell
  • Follett
  • Georgia Power
  • Goshen Valley Foundation
  • KRH Architects
  • LGE Credit Union
  • Manley Spangler Smith Architects, P.C.
  • Pearson
  • Sisson Media
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Graduate Sponsors

  • Aruba Networks
  • Blackwell & Son Advisors
  • Frontline Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • LifeSize
  • Lifetouch
  • Mission Critical
  • Nova Engineering and Environmental
  • Open Options
  • Path & Post - Becky Babcock
  • State Senator Brandon Beach
  • SMART Technologies
  • Think Through Math
  • The Travel Store Inc.
  • Womack Lewis Smith
  • Woodstock Physical Therapy
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The Foundation (CCEF) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission of supporting students and staff of the School District by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements.  The Foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.

All money raised by CCEF through the Gala and its other fundraisers is returned to the School District and its students, teachers and schools through donations, grant opportunities and other support.  Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $45,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools.

For more information about the Foundation, please see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org or the Foundation’s page on Facebook.






PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LIFETOUCH

PHOTO 1: Cherokee County Educational Foundation ‘Celebration of Education’ Gala Co-Chairs Amanda Arnold, left, and Debbie Rabjohn, second from left, congratulate River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group for winning the “CCSD’s Got Talent” high school student talent show held as part of the inaugural event on March 14 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.  As first-place winners, the school received a $1,000 grant from the Foundation and a trophy.

River Ridge High School’s B’Acapella group




 

PHOTO 2: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr. presents an Alumni of the Year Awards to Janice Prather.

Foundation Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr.




 

PHOTO 3: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr. presents an Alumni of the Year Awards to Judge Marion T. Pope Jr.

Alumni of the Year Awards




 

PHOTO 4: Foundation Board President William ‘Billy’ G. Hasty Jr., second from left, and Gala Co-Chairwoman Amanda Arnold thank Gala presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee during the program with a plaque featuring a medallion crafted by Creekview High School’s art department.  The plaque was accepted by NH-C executives including CEO Billy Hayes, left, and Dr. Matthew Simmons, right, of Northside Cherokee Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  Mr. Hayes also serves as Vice President of the Foundation’s Board.

presenting sponsor Northside Hospital-Cherokee





PHOTO 5: Sequoyah High School’s duo of Amanda Roark and Alan Stein was named runner-up in the ‘CCSD’s Got Talent’ competition and won a $500 grant from the Foundation for their school.

Amanda Roark and Alan Stein





PHOTO 6:  Brady Payne and McKenzie Miklitsch of Cherokee High School perform 'Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better' during the talent show.

Brady Payne and McKenzie Miklitsch of Cherokee High School





PHOTO 7: Creekview High School was represented in the competition by Paul DiCicco, who played 'Rhapsody in Blue.'

Paul DiCicco, who played ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’





PHOTO 8: Etowah High School’s Sydney Wakeford and Jacob Kirk perform 'Legally Blonde' during the show.

Etowah High School’s Sydney Wakeford and Jacob Kirk





PHOTO 9: Woodstock High School was represented by the band, The Fourshores: Alec Caslow, Logan Cornelison, Jake Davidson and Brett Sidney, which performed an original song.

The Fourshores





PHOTO 10:  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo served as Honorary Chair of the event.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo

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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.”

Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $500 are available.  Other major sponsors already committed to the event include Bryant’s Quality Painting at the Valedictorian Level and Aramark Management Services and Credit Union of Georgia at the Salutatorian Level.

The entertainment will be “CCSD’s Got Talent,” a student talent show featuring the best act each from the School District’s six high schools in competition for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 runner-up prize.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo is the event’s Honorary Chair, and there will be special recognitions of outstanding alumni and educators as part of the evening’s festivities.

The Gala will launch a new, major award to be presented annually by the Foundation: the Alumni of the Year Award, which will honor at least one alumnus and one alumna of the School District each year for outstanding professional and civic contributions.

The inaugural Alumni of the Year Award recipients, who were unanimously selected by the Foundation Board, are Judge Marion T. Pope Jr., who served as Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge and as a member of the House of Representatives among many other accomplishments; and Janice Prather, a lifetime educator whose career included serving as an Assistant Superintendent and Principal for the School District among other roles and is the immediate past president of the Retired Educators Association.

For the 2016 and subsequent Alumni of the Year Award presentations, the Foundation Board will accept nominations from the community… similar to the prestigious “First Citizen of Cherokee County” Award presented by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

The evening will include special recognitions of educators and students at every turn… from the cocktail hour music provided by Teasley Middle School students to the master of ceremonies Creekland Middle School teacher John Carter and from the recognitions of honorees like the School District’s Teacher of the Year Joy Silk of Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy to the centerpieces created by Cherokee High School students.

Amanda Arnold, Vice President for Credit Union of Georgia, and Debbie Rabjohn, River Ridge High School PTSA President, are the Foundation’s Gala Committee Co-Chairs, and are joined by Foundation Fundraising Chair Kevin Williams of Chick-fil-A of Canton, also a Gala sponsor, in organizing the event.

“Our vision for the Gala is a wonderful evening of celebrations, entertainment… and a surprise or two,” Mrs. Arnold said, noting guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the option of visiting a cash bar during the cocktail hour reception, followed by dinner, dessert and the program, with time for socializing and dancing before the night’s end.

The Foundation (CCEF) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission of supporting students and staff of the School District by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements.  The Foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $30,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. Another $15,000 will be awarded in February 2015 to teachers and schools through IMPACT Education Grants for “bright ideas” to improve teaching and learning.

The “Celebration of Education” Gala expands opportunities for local businesses and the community at large to show its support for students, teachers and schools.

All money raised by CCEF through the Gala and its other fundraisers is returned to the School District and its students, teachers and schools through donations, grant opportunities and other support.

For more information about the Foundation, please see the website at www.cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CherokeeCountyEducationalFoundation.
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