Community Votes: Golden Butterfly Award

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This is where you decide. We want to hear from our community.

What grant ideas do YOU love? 

Which grant idea is YOUR favorite?

YOU have a chance to fund the grant of your choice.

Your money is guaranteed to go to the project you choose.*


The submission with the most community sponsorship will have a special designation of being our Golden Butterfly Grant!

*If the project you choose is fully funded by this promotion and we receive funds in excess of the need for that project, donations will go toward the WEF grant fund to support future educators.


Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors!
Your votes will JOIN with sponsor support to help ensure these special projects are funded this year.

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The Weinhardt Family
Westerville ACE Hardware                          
Charles Schwab Westerville Branch
Birdie Books
Stifel Public Finance               
Rich & Gillis Law Group                          
Northstar Family Dental
HR Imaging Partners              
Garber Electric
Wanner Metalworx
Vertical Communications
Smart Business Systems
Salaita Orthodontics
Osborn Engineering
Meyers Family Dental
GHM General Contractors
Arthur J. Gallagher
Martha Sweterlitsch

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Fishing Science: $1915

Westerville Central & Westerville North High Schools

Elizabeth King (Vance)

Students will use oxygen probes and fishing techniques to study the water temperature, pH, temperature and organisms they catch in the Land Lab. They will analyze water composition and the relationships of organisms to one another. Students will also have the opportunity to learn fishing skills, safety and culture.


Equity in Music: $2200

Robert Frost Elementary

Jennifer Hall

Will provide up to 180 ukuleles to 4th and 5th grade students. The recorder program was halted due to COVID in 2020 and this will allow students access again to musical instruments. Robert Frost serves a high number of socioeconomically disadvantaged students. For many of our students, elementary school will be their only opportunity to play an instrument.


Skills for Life: $2000

Blendon Middle School

Jeff McMillan

Funds to teach students basic life skills: food preparation, cooking meals, laundry skills including washing, drying, folding and ironing clothes, dining etiquette, as well as basic banking skills. We aim to use our Flex Period to teach students these skills that used to be taught in Home Economics classes.