Thanks to everyone who supported Center teachers and students at Autos & Auctions 2020!

Over 250 Center alumni, parents, community members, staff, and corporate supporters joined together on February 29th to celebrate the Yellowjacket family and to raise funds to support Center teachers and students. Over $55,000 was raised for the Center Education Foundation's Teacher Grant program, support for the Impact Center Schools program to end student homelessness, and the newly created Tom Apel fund to send Center students to the Missouri Scholars Academy at MU. 

Highlights of the evening included:

  • A wonderful dinner catered by Carmen's of Brookside
  • Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. William Baskin ('64), Carol DiRaimo ('79) and posthumously to Tom Apel ('72)
  • 116 auction items were sold, including autographed items from Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, authentic Super Bowl confetti from the field in Miami, art work, bottles of wine, dining experiences, and lot of other wonderful items
  • The annual Heads & Tails game generated over $1,800 in contributions
  • Announcement of the Tom Apel fund to send Center students to the Missouri Scholars Academy at the University of Missouri

Couldn't attend in person?

You can still be part of the celebration. Support our "Fund a Need" campaign!

        • Click here to support elementary technology education through the First Lego League
        • Click here to support early childhood literacy with our Parents as Teachers program
        • Click here to support responsible citizenship with Youth & Government
        • Click here to support the Tom Apel fund, in memory of Tom who graduated in 1972 and inspired us all with his service to the Center family and the wider community

    Our Mission

    To enhance resources for educational success of all children in the Center School District by actively involving the entire community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members and alumni. 

    We fulfill our mission by raising money to give grants to classroom teachers for innovative, measurable, and high impact projects with their students.

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