Thank you for your past and ongoing support of the Edgerton Explorit Center. In 2019, the Center completed one of the best years in our 25-year history, having served over 200,000 students, teachers and individuals in 2019. We provided unmatched STEAM programming including an extensive summer camp program, field trips, hands-on labs, special events, Edgerton On The Move programs and much, much more.
November is normally the time we are sending out invites for our annual fundraiser, typically held in December. Unfortunately, this year, with Covid-19 cases still very high in our area, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our community and of the residents we serve, that we not host our annual fundraiser. Our highest priority is to keep everyone of our employees, students, as well as you and your family safe and healthy.
Even though we are not hosting the annual fundraiser we still need your support – in fact, we need it now more than ever.
The annual fundraiser, the school field trip program, and the summer camp programs are the three critically important parts of our operational funds each year. In the spring, when the pandemic hit, schools closed and were forced to cancel their field trips. Our staff worked hard to come up with a modified summer camp schedule so the youth in our community had some summer educational opportunities. Due to having to reduce the camps size, we were limited and could not bring in as many students as we normally expect from summer camp programs. The revenue normally generated from the field trip program, summer camps and our annual fundraiser accounts for approximately $150,000 each year, which is used to keep the Center operating throughout the year. These funds help to pay our bills, keep the lights on and keep us serving more and more students. Since 1995, so many students both locally and across the state, have grown up experiencing science at the Edgerton Center and we hope to keep that going for many more generations of students.
If you are looking to make a difference with your donation, what better than contributing to the programs that are making an impact on students’ lives today, and well into the future. We encourage you to review the 2020 impact facts enclosed when considering your support. Think of all the students that are impacted by the center and the value that the Edgerton Explorit Center has in the lives of those touched by the hands-on learning experiences offered here and on the road. Our goal is to raise $72,250 in this campaign and we need your support to make that happen! To secure your sponsorship, you can fill out the form below.