Enhance the Chelsea School District’s educational experiences by
financing projects beyond the resources of the district and by providing
scholarships to district graduates.
Chelsea Education Foundation is a highly regarded valuable and caring
resource to students and teachers and is a trusted and beneficial
conduct by all community members.
Mission Driven, Strategically Grounded, Financially Sustainable,
In 1990, the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) as founded by Joe
Piasecki, then superintendent of the Chelsea School District. The goal of
the foundation was to provide funding for a wide spectrum of educational
activities to benefit the residents of Chelsea. The CEF was to serve as a
link between school, business and community to help strengthen Chelsea’s
future. Contributions to CEF are given back to the school district through
college and trade school scholarships and grants to innovative teachers
Since 2001, the foundation has demonstrated significant contribution to the
school district. Over 44, 000 students received benefits from the foundation's efforts
and activities over 500 grant programs were funded ranging from art installations
to robotics to financial management over 800 scholarships were awarded to students with outstanding achievement
In 2018, due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, the CEF was able
to fund a large district wide grant for the first time. The North Creek
Elementary MakersSpace. a place for children to practice innovation and
working together in goups.
2020 Impact Statement
CEF Board Members
The Chelsea Education Foundation board currently meets
the third Monday each month at WSEC 100 building.
Lynn Fox – President
Amy Forehand – Secretary
Sharee Burkel - Co-Treasurer
Sharon Hillis - Co-Treasurer
Julie Helber (non-voting)