On Saturday, January 21, 2017, The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation hosted the eighteenth Tartan Bash, A Party with a Purpose, and raised approximately $135,000 for the schools and children in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. The auction, gourmet dinner, and dancing event was held at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon and over 280 attended.
The 2017 Tartan Bash, including a live Fund-A-Grant auction that raised over $50,000 to provide each school with new science and technology resources. Sixteen donors, including Nicholas Family Foundation and Sommer’s Automotive, contributed over $30,000 to help underwrite the event. Additionally, 155 local businesses and individuals donated raffle and auction items that brought in $45,000. One hundred and fifteen Mequon-Thiensville residents chipped in to collectively donate more than $7,000 as part of neighborhood donations.
Attendees enjoyed performances by the Homestead High School Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, in addition to Wisconsin’s Ultimate Party Band, SuperFly. The MTEF would like to thank the hundreds of student and adult volunteers who helped, especially chairs Cindy Anderson, Anne Krueger, and Diane Stegeman. "The generosity of our donors and volunteers never fails to amaze us. We are fortunate to live in a community that recognizes the value of our outstanding school district,” said Tom Price, President of the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation.
See pictures from the event, including people jamming to the band SuperFly.
Established in 1998, the Mission of the MTEF (mtef.org) is to develop community-wide private financial support for the Mequon-Thiensville School District and, through grants, to help support continued excellence in education. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $3.6 million in grants to the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
Special thank you Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation Tartan Committee, including Katie Beiser, Sue Birmingham, Richard Borys, Liz Braatz, Shana Brewer, Wendy Cayer, Stephanie Clark, Deb Doughty, Nettie Head, Heidi Joynt, Connie Kittleson, Traci Kurtin, Tracy Lappin, Ellen Leeney, Roxanne Lentz, Laura Leszczynski, Erin Oberndorfer, Katie Read, Jane Thomas, Meg Vierling and Aree Wichman.