I don’t think we say it often enough, so let me take a moment to express my deep gratitude and admiration for the Wilton Education Foundation (WEF). At our March 27 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Dr. Richards gave a short summary of last week’s WEF-sponsored Acoustic Wilton concert in the WHS Little Theatre. As we have come to expect, the event was a resounding success and featured an evening of student and community musicians who entertained with a mix of original and well-known tunes.
But beyond our enjoyment of Acoustic Wilton or “Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader,” or any other WEF-sponsored event, is the fact that most of the funds raised are gifted to the Wilton schools. WEF’s mission is to advance technology, the arts, and professional learning, and last year the foundation donated more than $100,000 toward these efforts. These funds come from the hard work of WEF volunteers who spend countless hours organizing and manning these events, and from members of our community who show support through their attendance and donations.