A Message from the Board

Hi Friend,

This is the first email in CEF's new contact management system. In order to make sure we have all of your information up-to-date, please complete this form. The global pandemic made CEF review how we best support schools. Rather than our traditional large fundraising gala, we have had to reimagine how we raise the funds necessary to support student scholarships and teacher grants for the Chelsea School District. We are proud of the work we have done. And, thanks to a grant provided by the Chelsea Community Foundation, we have been able to implement software to help ensure a thriving foundation for generations of future Bulldogs. We are truly grateful for your support!

Upcoming Events

Chelsea Women's Softball Celebration
Saturday, Apr. 23 | 10am | Chelsea Softball Complex 

Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF), Chelsea Community Foundation (CCF), and Chelsea High School are honoring Chelsea’s 1982,1985, 2002, and 2003 Women’s State Championship Softball teams on April 23. Chelsea has a rich tradition of stellar softball teams, and these four squads were among the best in the program’s successful history. The first game of the round-robin tournament will be starting at 10am. Be sure to stop by the CEF/CCF shared tent to pick up a custom softball cookie generously donated by Stone House Oven! 


Charitable Giving: Give the Gifts that Give Back!
Wednesday, May 11 | 6:30–7:30pm | Chelsea District Library | Registration required 

The seminar will feature four panelists—Kristen Roy, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™,  practitioner; Sue Jacobs, CPA; Laurie Brewis, Estate Planning Attorney; and Randy Ross, Vice President Philanthropic Services at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. The seminar will be moderated by Sharee Burkel, President of The QDRO Co., LLC. and former CEF board member. 

Each participant will address the most commonly asked questions they receive regarding planned giving based on their area of expertise. Topics such as—Can I make charitable contributions through a trust? Through a Will? How do I research how charitable organizations spend their collected contribution money? What are the key strategies to maximize your charitable impact? 

Attending this seminar will provide an opportunity to learn from practitioners about the best ways to give so you can make a lasting impact.


Are you looking for a special graduation gift? Consider supporting the CEF Grad Year Campaign. Donate $22 for the Class of '22 to honor your favorite graduate! Don't have a senior in your life? You can help Build a Bulldog Future with your donations to Chelsea Education Foundation. Donations will be used to fund educator grants and student scholarships. 

CEF Highlights

CEF Grant Supports Authors in Chelsea Event! 

The annual Authors in Chelsea event was a hit in March, with three renowned authors visiting classrooms at North Creek, South Meadows, and Beach Middle School. All authors convened for a public event on the evening of March 15 with 85 community members in attendance. This is an annual program hosted by Chelsea District Library and Chelsea School District . The annual grant is made possible by our generous donors!


Thank You John Daly for Joining the CEF Board!

John spent five years in public practice with two of the big international CPA firms followed by 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer. He founded Executive Education, Inc. in 1998, building it to a company with seventeen professional speakers who have presented continuing professional education to corporation financial managers in 45 states and three countries.

His two sons, James and Joseph, are Chelsea High School graduates. James was a recipient of a CEF scholarship. John was assistant scoutmaster of Chelsea Boy Scout Troop 179 and his wife Nancy J. Daly is a board member of Material Girls. He enjoys canoeing, kayaking, hiking, downhill skiing and live theater, both as a performer and a patron. The Players in Detroit have produced eight one-act plays John has written. In addition to writing plays, he is the author of Pricing for Profitability, published by John Wiley and Sons as well as a novel, Tool & Die. He recently completed editing his mother’s memoirs, Doctor Miriam.

Welcome to the Board, John. CEF is lucky to have you!

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Chelsea Education Foundation
PO Box 281,  | Chelsea, Michigan 48118
Question? Email us at president@chelseaeducationfoundation.org

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