East High School Community Foundation Awards Community Investment Grant

ehcf-logoEHS CF 2014 Grant PresentationThe Green Bay East High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has awarded its 2014 Community Investment Grant. This year’s recipient is the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation (WDA) Mission of Mercy. The Mission of Mercy program objective is to complete 2,000 patient care visits over a 2-day period for those who cannot afford dental care. The 2014 Mission of Mercy will take place at the KI Convention Center June 27, 28 and will feature a temporary 100 chair dental clinic staffed with over 1,200 volunteers including dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. During the 2-day clinic the WDA will provide a minimum of $1 million in free dental care. Previous clinics throughout the state have touched more than 11,000 lives and provided nearly $6 million in free dental care to those in need.

The East High School Community Foundation (EHSCF), a subcommittee of the East High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), works in cooperation with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation (www.ggbcf.org). The goal of the EHSCF is to help students learn about investing through the management of a real investment portfolio. Local professionals provide education and additional advice but the members of the subcommittee, through a student board of directors, make all recommendations on how to manage the portfolio. Margueritte Gardner, who originally funded the startup of the program in 2004, created the project to be a learning experience for students.

The second goal of the East High School Community Foundation is to positively impact the Green Bay community through charitable efforts funded by investment profits. The award of the above mentioned Community Investment Grant is the result of these efforts. The goal is that this endowment will continue to grow and develop as a long-term support for the school and community.

Photo from left to right: Scott Christy, Emilie DeMaio, Carissa LangenHuizen, Jacob Thomas, Dr. Thomas Nockerts.

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