Third Round of Grants Announced for 2016-17

April 24, 2017


IPEI has announced the Teacher Grants and Red and Gold Grants awarded during the third round of 2016-17 applications by teachers and others working with Ithaca City School District students.

According to Grants Committee Chair Connie Patterson, “Over $10,000 was allocated for 20 Red and Gold Grants and two Teacher Grants.”

IPEI’s grants programs are funded by gifts made by generous individuals, businesses and foundations. This includes $30,000 raised by the Annual Adult Spelling Bee.


Red and Gold Grants 

Intergenerational Studies – What do stories reveal about changes in our community?
Theresa Yacobelli/South Hill

Boston Symphony Workshop/Clinic
Aaron Buck/DeWitt

Listen Up!
Catherine Hart/Fall Creek

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra program
Susan Eschbach/BJM

Ready-or-Not Tot Project
Marie Sadusky/IHS

Quizbowl National Championship Tournaments
Benjamin Kirk/IHS

Library Makerspace
Maureen Gilroy/Enfield

Going to the Farm
Julie Bakos/Enfield

Soft Skills for Inclusion Success
Kate Lyons/Northeast

Play Math With Me
Nancy Braun and Rachel Nascimento/BJM

Rube Goldberg Machines
Whitney Antczak, Anna Chapman and Jack Sears/Caroline

Sensory Supports Lending Library
Henrike Burton/South HIll

Custom LED Sign Manufacturing
Scott Breigle, Lisa Alexander and Roger Sevilla/IHS

The Doves Present the Quilt Maker’s Gift, An Original Play
Mihal Ronen/Fall Creek

Big Beautiful Brains!
Taura McMeekin/Enfield

First Grade Stargazers at Caroline
Denise Beeners/Caroline

Bobcat Chefs
Eric Matthew Carter/Boynton

Sensational Tools
Sarah Drucker/BJM

Fostering 21st Century Skills through Maker Time
Tanya Kszystania/Fall Creek

Go Green E-Cart
Rowan Dodge with David Buchner and Bob Walters/DeWitt


Teacher Grants 

Our Trouts’ Home: Stream Ecosystem
Amy Eckley/South Hill with Camille Doucet, local artist, teacher, and scientific illustrator and Matt Sacco, Cayuga Nature Center educator

Floating Classroom
Marilyn Mayer/Northeast with Floating Classroom and the ASSET (Advanced Secondary Science Education Teaching) Program at Cornell University

Honor Ithaca High SeniorsGiving is Gorges Way to Thank Teachers and Staff