James Ford Commitment to Education Award

     At the Celebration Event, the foundation presented the 2017 James Ford Commitment to Education Award to East Aurora High School teacher Thomas Kegler.

     Created in memory of one of the founding fathers of the foundation, Dr. James Ford, this prestigious award is presented annually to the person, organization, or group who most exemplifies the following qualities exhibited by Dr. Ford:

  • commitment to the betterment of education in East Aurora
  • persistent dedication to the cause
  • creative and original thinking
  • involvement in community life

     To submit a nomination for the 2018 James Ford Commitment to Education Award, send letters outlining nominee’s qualities as listed above to

     East Aurora Educational Foundation, Parkdale Elementary School – Room 130B, 141 Girard Avenue, East Aurora NY 14052 or to mbakowski@eak12.org.

2017 Celebration Event

Tom Kegler Accepts the 2017 James Ford Commitment to Education Award.

East Aurora Rotary Club

Fox Run at Orchard Park


     Thank you to all those who attended our October 12th Celebration Event.

     We are most grateful for your support and for the support of all of our sponsors, including our Presenting, Platinum and Gold Sponsors listed to the right.

      Your kind support directly benefits our students.  With your help, the foundation is able to provide important grant funding in support of educational opportunities beyond the scope of the district’s operating budget.  Each project funded by the foundation enriches the curriculum and has significant impact on the quality of education for our students. 



Our Presenting Sponsor

Our Platinum Sponsors

Our Gold Sponsors