Left: WEF President Bob Gibson addresses the crowd. Right: WEF Executive Director Colleen Moidu is pictured with her husband, Farres Moidu.
The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) announced that the community raised more than $95,000 over the weekend at An Artful Affair, Presented by Education First Credit Union, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and Alliance Data. This funding will support innovative programming in Westerville City Schools.
Nearly 250 attendees gathered at the Lakes Golf and Country Club on April 27 for this gala event, which included live and silent art auctions, live music, food, drinks and fun. More than $4,000 was raised from the sale of artwork created by local celebrities and community leaders. Pieces created by Mayor Craig Treneff, Council Chair Michael Heyeck and Dr. Nancy Nestor-Baker of the Westerville Board of Education each raised approximately $800. This funding will go to the WEF’s newly formed Westerville Student Education Foundation (WSEF). The link to the video created by the students of the WSEF can be viewed at https://youtu.be/4RaZKsQ2rvI.
Joining Education First Credit Union, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s and Alliance Data in supporting the WEF, event sponsors included: Medical Mutual, TRIAD Architects & Facility Solutions, DCTS - Dayton Cincinnati Technology Solutions, Fifth Third Capital Markets, Nationwide Children's Hospital, WASA - Westerville Area Soccer Association, 2K General Company, Dr. Larry and Cynthia DeVese, Osborn Engineering, Robert E. Woodruff, Associated Insurance, Elford, Inc., First Commonwealth Bank, GCI - Geotechnical Consultants, Inc. Heiberger Paving, Inc./ Mid America Sports Surfacing, Jericho Financial, Maggie Neely, Area VP Gallagher Benefits, Nichols & Company CPAs, Northstar Family Dental, Regal Plumbing and Heating, Rich & Gillis Law Group, SchoolPointe Inc., Neoacacia Masonic Lodge, BDO USA LLP, Bradley Payne Advisors, Gandee & Associates, Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics, i9 Sports, Limbach Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Stifel Public Finance, The Lynch Family, Todd and Nancy McFarland, Vertical Communications, Westerville Area Realty Association, Fire Systems Professionals, Kenneth L. Wright, Salaita & Emrich Orthodontics, and Sterling Distribution.
For more information about the WEF, WSEF or An Artful Affair, please visit www.westervilleeducationfoundation.com or email Executive Director, Colleen Moidu, at ExecutiveDirector@WestervilleEducationFoundation.com.