ABOUT THE CAFE
The Coxsackie - Athens Foundation for Education (C.A.F.É.) has been honored to create a partnership with our schools, its alumni, the business community and especially our students. Despite federal budget cuts to education, this partnership has provided vital funding for innovative school programs that promote student engagement, teacher/student collaborations and community stewardship.
In recent years, we are proud to have supported many great projects that have directly benefited the students in our community, including the new High School Fitness Center, the Digital Media lab, LEGO Robotics kits, Nature Trail improvements, elementary flexible seating and funding numerous field trips and educational excursions to help students learn about our region and environmental stewardship.
We also recognize the extraordinary achievements of former graduates, teachers and staff who have demonstrated a positive reflection on the Coxsackie-Athens school community. The C-A Wall of Honor is a permanent distinction that celebrates these individuals and provides inspiration to current students.
C.A.F.E. is a 501c3 tax exempt organization.
Wall of Honor
The C.A.F.E. established a Wall of Honor as a way to acknowledge and recognize former Graduates of C-A for their achievements as professionals or humanitarians, and those who have made a difference in the quality of life for the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District Community, either during their tenure at the school or after retirement. There are two categories in which persons may be nominated.
Award Nomination Criteria:
1. They must have attended Coxsackie-Athens Schools (either before or after centralization in 1947), proven to be exemplary citizens and must have distinguished themselves through their community service or their profession. This may include service to humanity, exceptional career achievement or an accomplishment in many areas that benefit their professions and/or their communities they live in.
2. They must have served the school community for 10 or more years by making an important contribution directly to the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District (either before or after centralization in 1947) beyond contractual obligations for employment and stipends for coaching/supervision of extra curricular activities. (Current employees are ineligible.) Posthumous nominations will be considered.
Please return a typed hardcopy to the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District office or email to [email protected]. Submissions for nominations are due by March 30th, 2023
You can also fill out a google form to submit your nominations:
The 11th Gala and Wall of Honor Inductions will take place on Saturday November 4, 2023 beginning at 5pm.
Wire Event Center
$100 a Ticket
Ticket Sales start September 15th and go through October 23rd.
For more information please contact the District Office at 518-731-1710.
ABOUT THE GRANTS
Since 2012 the Coxsackie-Athens Foundation for Education has awarded over $110,000 in grants to support programminmg in the C-A Schools.
Grants will be awarded during three grant cycles:
October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st.
Innovation Grants: The Coxsackie Athens Foundation for Education was formed to raise, manage and distribute financial and non-financial resources for educational enrichment. We have three grant cycles annually and you are invited to apply for funds by completing the attached application form.
Priorities will be given to projects that address the Foundation’s mission and are educationally enriching, innovative, creative and include a plan for continuation beyond Foundation support.
Mini- Grants: The Coxsackie Athens Foundation for Education (C.A.F.E.) is excited to announce that mini-grant applications will now be accepted. Mini-grants are in addition to the existing innovation grant program and C.A.F.E. will award up to 10 mini-grants in the amount of $200 (or less) on an annual basis. The purpose of the mini-grant is to provide opportunities to purchase smaller items that will have a big impact on our students. Examples might include books, supplies for a special art project, a speaking honorarium, subscriptions, or software tools.
Priorities will be given to proposals that address the Foundation’s mission and are educationally enriching, innovative and creative.