Frequently Asked Questions

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, financial contributions to our foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

What is the Community Education Foundation?

The scholarship trust of the Community Education Foundation of Port Washington-Saukville (CEF of PWS, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in February 2001 to encourage donations that support graduates of Port Washington High School in their pursuit of post secondary education.

Who governs the foundation?

The foundation is separately incorporated through the State of Wisconsin and governed by a volunteer board of directors operating independently of any board of education. Funds are held and invested by Legacy Private Trust Company.

How are foundation scholarships awarded?

The scholarship award decisions are made by the Port Washington High School Scholarship Selection Committee which is comprised of twelve people, including representatives of the communities of Port Washington and Saukville. The committee follows the guidelines and criteria of each scholarship. In many cases the criteria, such as area of study, grade point average, extracurricular activities, have been established by the donor who created the scholarship.

Who can donate to the scholarship trust?

Donations are encouraged from anyone who values higher education and wishes to assist Port Washington High School graduates in achieving their educational goals. These include, but are not limited to alumni, parents, grandparents, class reunion groups, businesses, and local residents. All donations are used to support the graduates of Port Washington High School.

Who can I contact for additional information?

E-mail

Phone

  • Robert Koch
    CEF Board President
    (262) 284-4081
  • Mark Bichler
    Scholarship Chairman
    (262) 268-5565

To whom do I deliver my donation?

Complete a donation form and mail or deliver to the foundation treasurer:

  • Community Education Fundation
    c/o Port Washington State Bank
    PO Box 176
    Port Washington, WI 53074