SEED Raises $20,000 for Dover Public Schools
The Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover (SEED), a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, is pleased to announce its Innovation in Bloom online auction has raised $20,000 for Dover Public Schools. More than 150 fun and unique items were auctioned off to raise money to fund grant awards for Dover teachers for innovative programs, practices, and resources.
The fundraiser culminated with a live auction event held at Karen and Pat Duffy’s house. As part of the festivities, SEED Board of Directors President, Stuart Kahl unveiled a commissioned painting by local artist Melisa Morin to celebrate the first 100 donations to the organization. The evening culminated with a drawing for a brand new Weber Spirit Grill graciously donated by Ed Carroll of Nordic Stove Shoppe. Rick and Karene Wallis were the lucky ticket holders. “We are amazed by the outpouring of support from Dover and neighboring communities,” said Karen Duffy, SEED board member and chair of the event committee. “We can’t wait to fund the next round of learning proposals to prepare students for the 21st century workplace.”
Thanks to corporate sponsors; New England Tutors, Calypso Communications Dover Police Charities, RCC Construction and Shadley Consulting for underwriting event costs. To learn more about past projects funded, sponsorship opportunities, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.DoverSEED.org