ELKHART — The Elkhart Education Foundation achieved its goal of raising $40,000 at its fifth annual Trivia Night on Wednesday. The funds go toward grants that will enable teachers to be innovative in classrooms.
The event, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, was held in the North Side Middle School gym where more than 200 people shared an evening of trivia, dinner, entertainment, door prizes and fun.
Tables of 21 competed by answering questions in the categories of local history, sports, mathematics, art, comical and world, and U.S. history. Tables were awarded points not only for correct answers, but how quickly they answer those questions.
This year Boling Vision Center was the winning team.
Each year, the foundation sets a goal to raise $40,000 during the fundraiser. Since its inception, the fundraiser has raised $150,000, according to Ashley Boling Molyneaux, the foundation’s executive director.
“The Elkhart Education Foundation gets results for Elkhart Community Schools,” Boling Molyneaux said. “We are proud to partner with so many local businesses that are enthusiastically supporting our mission through events like trivia night. They know when they give to EEF, every dollar goes toward impact.”
“Not only is this event a great opportunity for team building, but it funds high-impact innovative practices in classrooms across the city,” she said.
The Elkhart Education Foundation is a nonprofit that works to bridge the gap in funding for Elkhart Community Schools. The nonprofit receives funds from private donors, grants and fundraising.