Jay, who has lived in the Waukesha area for over 20 years, is an active volunteer who has served on numerous local boards and committees. He's married to Colleen with three kids having gone through the Waukesha schools. He is the VP of a local distribution company.
On Sunday, November 4’th, 2007, The Waukesha Education Foundation is presenting its’ annual “Celebration of Excellence”! Invitations have been sent; awards have been announced; the dining arrangements made; and all that is needed is…YOU!
YOU will absolutely enjoy a fast-paced, entertaining, educational, gourmet evening. YOU will be exposed to an incredible array of auction and raffle “opportunities” generously donated from both area and State-wide businesses. YOU can be front & center to the Excellence of one of the State’s finest marching bands – Waukesha North, as they regale our 500 guests with their 2007 award-winning Cirque du Soleil presentation.
YOU will be treated to Excellence in dining, an epicurean delight; a culinary masterpiece; a majestic presentation of food the likes of which the Waukesha area seldom witnesses – A feast from the legendary Lee John’s Catering!!! YOU will enjoy Salad Nouvelle, sage roasted pork loin with wild mushroom sauce, five-spice cream sautéed chicken breasts (from a closely guarded Danegelis family recipe), oven roasted potatoes, fresh (and I mean Fresh!) green beans, and a heavenly cheesecake reminiscent of family bakeries from the old country.
YOU will experience a sampling of the Excellence in the educational process occurring each and every day in the Waukesha School District as you pass through the student displays in the “Halls of Excellence”. The students, aged 7-18, are already preparing exhibits and presentations highlighting the programs and accomplishments they feel are significant in their lives.
YOU can bear witness to the (almost…) legendary auctioneering prowess of Waukesha County Exec Dan Vrakas as he pleads, cajoles, and exhorts the audience into a bidding frenzy! YOU can win one of hundreds of silent auction items or be surprised when your raffle ticket(s) lands you an unexpected windfall!
(Before WE go any further – the Packers are on at noon and this Event doesn’t even begin until 3:30 with dinner @ 5:30…)
YOU can visit our Event website for further details including easy-to-use online registration. YOU will be charged a $50 registration fee (much of it tax-deductible!) which, incredibly, covers all of the above. YOU will come away amazed that the WEF “Celebration of Excellence” is staged by adult volunteers and the efforts of over 300 students from throughout the District. YOU will leave warmed with the knowledge that the monies raised (Over $48,000 last year!) will go back to our students in the form of grants and endowments!
“Excellence” comes in many forms, shapes, and experiences. On this Sunday in November – YOU can truly experience a “Celebration of Excellence” of education within our Waukesha Community. Get your tickets early (buy a bunch and auction them on eBay?) as last years’ event sold out.
And, do YOU have any questions, or donations or auction items YOU care to donate? Call (262)513-1861 and we’ll arrange both a pick-up and a “Thank YOU”.
Check your diets at the Door! The planning is “set”, the students are getting “ready”, and the only thing needed to “go” is YOU!