Annual Dinner Dance: Saturday February 29, 2020   7:00 pm at The Links at Erie Village

Dear Community Member:

The East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) will be holding its 2020 Dinner Dance Saturday February 29, 2020 at Traditions at The Links in East Syracuse.

All proceeds from the Annual Dinner will benefit the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation ( This not- for-profit Foundation exists to enhance and support the educational experience for ESM students. This group of volunteers raises funds for ESM School programs that are not otherwise funded by tax dollars or state or local funds. To date, the foundation has funded over $234,000 in grants that are being used for a number of exciting and innovative programs.
Here are some examples of recent grants that have been awarded:

  • EVO Classroom Kit
  • March Madness at Pine Grove
  • Music and Movement in Pre K
  • Yoga For Life
  • STEM in the Art Room
  • Not Board: board games to increase student engagement
  • Going Green Screen
  • Bringing Field Hockey to Woodland
  • Raku Kiln Reboot
  • Sweethearts and Heroes Presentations

In addition to grants funded, the Education Foundation sponsored a district wide Literacy Festival at Pine Grove. This November 2019 event, featuring author Daniel Jude miller, was a huge success!

We are asking for your support by being an Event Sponsor, by donating raffle items or by simply making a monetary donation in support of the Education Foundation.
Gold Event Sponsor – $ 1000.00 Includes 4 tickets to the Dinner Dance. A full page ad in the event program.

Silver Event Sponsor - $ 500.00 Includes 2 tickets to the Dinner Dance. A half page ad in the event program.
If you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Dinner Dance Fundraiser please contact Kitty Houghtaling at 315-436-1965 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donations can also be made online at