Falcon Education Foundation Fundraising Event

  • Each year, the Falcon Education Foundation hosts an annual fundraiser to gather the D49 community for fun and camaraderie, while also raising money to help fund the FEF teacher mini-grant and scholarship programs.
    We look forward to hosting many D49 staff members and supporters from corporate sponsors at this year's event!
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    Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

    Location: Boot Barn Hall
    13071 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs 80921
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  |  Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  |  Live auction & concert to follow
    The theme for this year's event is "Casino Royale," and we'll be featuring the local band Martini Shot during the concert. Your casino best or favorite cocktail attire is encouraged. There will be a prize for "best dressed."
    The popular wine pull will be back, and you'll have a chance to "pick a lucky card" to win a grand prize.

    Interested in purchasing a corporate sponsorship or school table?
    Reach out to Tammy Harold at d49fef@gmail.com or Sandi Esparsen at sesparsen@d49.org. Table sponsorships range from $1,000 to $7,500.



Falcon Education Foundation Updates

  • Call For Volunteers:

    The Falcon Education Foundation is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who would like to volunteer skills, resources or ideas to support its mission.

    The board meets monthly and holds a big annual fundraiser each spring. FEF welcomes new board directors and individuals who would like to help specifically with the annual fundraiser.

    If you would like to directly affect the quality of education in District 49 classrooms, please reach out to an FEF board director.

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Falcon Education Foundation Overview

  • The Falcon Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds beyond the usual means of support to help students and teachers reach their full potential, now and into the future. A healthy school district partners with local residents and businesses to help meet the growing demands of education to increase student achievement and prepare students for work in the 21st century. District 49 has several community partnerships that help enhance the educational experience for all students.
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    Falcon Education Foundation, Inc.
    11605 Meridian Market View
    Unit 124, PMB 179
    Peyton, CO 80831 


    To provide funds for innovative and unique educational opportunities.


    To provide private support to education beyond the limits of normal tax support. The Falcon Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of Colorado.


    The foundation’s only source of revenue is income generated by fundraising. These resources are made available from individual donations, corporate donations, fundraisers, foundations, estates and charitable gifts.


    The Falcon Education Foundation considers educational opportunities that are creative, innovative and beyond the regular classroom curriculum.

    Board of Trustees

    The Falcon Education Foundation Board of Trustees is a volunteer group of private citizens who meet regularly.

FEF Board of Trustees

Phone: kayla.mariah.maldonado@gmail.com
Amy Matisek
Vice President
Phone: amatisek@d49.org
Tammy Harold
Phone: tammyharold06@yahoo.com
Phone: sandi_esparsen@yahoo.com
Peter Hilts
Board Director
Phone: philts@d49.org
JaDee Harsma
Board Director
Phone: jharsma@dlrgroup.com
Matt Meister
Board Director
Phone: mmeister@kxrm.com
Michelle Wortkoetter
Board Director
Phone: mwortkoetter@d49.org
Stephanie Hazelton
Board Director
Phone: stephaniekhazelton@gmail.com