Watertown Education Foundation Raises Big Bucks at Two Events
The money raised at the trivia night and through a partnership with Not Your Average Joe's will help the Watertown Public Schools.
The Watertown Education Foundation (WEF) raised nearly $10,000 in March 2012, thanks in part to their annual trivia night fundraiser and the partnership with Not Your Average Joe's.
The money helps the WEF move toward its fund-rasing goal for the year.
“With the success of our spelling bee earlier this year, and now our March fund raising, we are well on our way to meeting our 2012 fund raising goal of $25,000,” said WEF President Amy Donohue. “This means more grant monies for the Watertown schools and teachers.”
The trivia night, held March 28 at the Sons of Italy Hall in Watertown, raised more than $5,000, according to Trivia Night co-chairs and WEF board members Tina Conlon and Kathleen Lockyer.
Major donors during the Trivia night were the Sons of Italy – Watertown Lodge; Sons of Italy – Charity Committee; and Watertown Savings Bank. Also, Rotarian Bill Urquhart, who won the 50/50 raffle, donated his portion of the winnings back to the WEF. See a full list of the donors and trivia team sponsors at the end of the story.
The additional funds raised during March 2012 from a partnership with the Watertown location of Not Your Average Joe’s.
Every Tuesday in March, diners who presented a certificate for the WEF/NYAJ fund raiser had a portion of their bill go to the WEF. The promotion coincided with the restaurant honoring former WEF president Sonia Boyajian by dedicating a booth to her.
In addition to proceeds from the March promotion, several donations in honor of Boyajian were made to the WEF, including major donations from NYAJ corporate offices, and the Mount Auburn Hospital Corporation.
For more information about the Watertown Education Foundation, please visit the foundation's website at www.watertowned.org
Trivia Night donors and team sponsors/participants were:
- 3 Sons Auto Body
- Century 21 Commonwealth
- Chipotle Mexican Grille
- William & Anni Clark
- Cunniff Elementary School
- David W. Downes, Esq.
- Fordee’s Grill
- Friends of Watertown Music
- Green Peapod
- Terry & Elaina Griffith
- Hosmer Elementary School
- Bill & Kathleen Lockyer
- Lowell Elementary School
- Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home
- Miller Tracy Children’s Foundation
- Pizza Roma
- Santoro’s Servicenter
- Souliotis Family
- St. Michael’s Alumni
- Stella’s Pizza
- Urquhart Family
- Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce
- Watertown Educators Association
- Watertown High School
- Watertown Middle School
- Watertown Police Department
- Watertown Preschool
- Watertown Public Schools Central Office
- Watertown Public Schools PTOs
- Watertown Rotary
- Watertown School Committee
- Watertown Town Council