Adams-Friendship Area Education Foundation
PO Box 204
Friendship, WI 53934
Text the word: AFAEF To: 72727
Hours of Operation8am-5pm
On February 25, 2002, the seeds for what would become the Adams-Friendship Area Educational Foundation were planted at an informational meeting held at Adams-Friendship High School. Chuck Parr (Class of 1957) welcomed 20 guests to discuss whether the school district and community would benefit from such an organization. District Administrator Steven LaVallee presented a list of questions concerning need, potential purpose/goals, fund raising and use of funds. After small group discussions, the overwhelming answer to whether a foundation should be formed was a resounding “yes”. The organization of a non-profit was established in May ofFollowing incorporation and the establishment of a Board of Directors
2002. The official name of the Foundation became the “Adams-Friendship Area Educational Foundation, Inc." ,By Laws, and Mission, the Adams-Friendship Area Educational Foundation, Inc. identified several ways to support schools and community through scholarships and a variety of educational projects. Foundation members “reached for the stars” by establishing a goal to raise one million dollars toward the building of a performing arts center for the Adams-Friendship School District and community. This ambitious target was realized in 2015 with the passing of a referendum by the district electorate and the contribution of 1.5 million dollars obtained through the Foundation’s fundraising efforts along with generous donor support. Ground breaking took place in the spring of 2016, and the Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center was dedicated on November 20, 2016.