Foundation Breakfast Raises Money to Support WPS Students
The Westminster Public Schools Foundation had a great turnout for this year’s annual breakfast at the Westminster Marriott on Friday, March 3rd. The breakfast, which brought in community leaders and elected officials, is the largest fundraiser for the organization that invests in the future of WPS students.
The Foundation focuses on three main areas of support:
- Education Innovation Fund (Teacher Creativity Grants)
- Benevolent Fund (Medical Supplies and Treatment)
- Post-Secondary Success Initiative: (Scholarships)
The video below highlights the work of the Foundation in all three categories.
In the last two years the Foundation has placed special attention on Westminster High School’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program. PLTW allows high school students to take college level classes in Engineering and Bio Medical Sciences and receive college credits while still in high school. The scholarship program pays for those college credits saving families hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Local radio and TV sports personality Susie Wargin delivered the keynote address to the audience. Wargin, whose father was a 1964 graduate of Westminster High School, talked about the keys to success in life and the importance of believing in yourself. She recounted her early struggles to break into the broadcasting businesses and the challenges of being a woman in the male dominated world of sports journalism.
Next up is the WPSF Annual Golf Tournament on May 31st at the Greg Mastriona Golf Course at Hyland Hills, Westminster.
Registration details will be available soon.