- CEEF is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
- CEEF bid on and won the option to develop a CUSD surplus school site
1985 – 1990
- CEEF partners with a land developer to develop the surplus school site
- The development project was completed in 1990 and the property was sold; CEEF receives $3.5 million from the proceeds of the sale and establishes an endowment fund for the perpetual benefit of CUSD
1991 – 1993
- CEEF commits to distributing $1 million to schools over the next 3 years as a goodwill gesture to community
1994 – 1999
- CEEF continues to make contributions from endowment in the range of $200,000-$450,000 to CUSD and school sites.
- Between 1990-1999, CEEF grants $5.5 million to CUSD and school sites
2000 – 2004
- CEEF launches $6 million Endowment Campaign for Enhanced Cultural Arts and Integrated Information Literacy Program ($4 million raised from community contributions):
- CEEF Contribution from existing endowment – $2,000,000
- Visual and Performing Arts Matching Grants – $750,000
- Classroom Music Education – $1,250,000
- Information Literacy Program – $2,000,000
2005 – 2009
- CEEF contributes more than $3 million to CUSD and school site matching grants
- CEEF partners with CUSD, parents and the community on the ‘Their Future is Now’ Campaign, which raises $2.5 million to help the District retain 115 K-8 teachers, prevent K-8 teacher reshuffling, and maintain 20:1 class size ratio in grades 1-3
2011 – 2018
- CEEF continues to grant funds to support teachers and students in CUSD.
- In 2015, CEEF holds first 5K Run for Great Schools and Fun Run to bring the CUSD community and the community-at-large together to celebrate our excellent schools.
- CEEF, in partnership with CUSD, launches CUSD25: We’re In It Together campaign to build community among all 25 schools and raise funds to support all 17,000+ CUSD students.