Past Contributions

After Prom Party

Each year the Sauquoit Valley Foundation contributes to the “After the Prom Party”, a valuable event run and funded by parent volunteers and generous contributions from the community.  A safe, alcohol and drug free night of fun is available to every Sauquoit Valley Junior and Senior, as well as, every attendee of the prom.

This unforgettable night includes a DJ, lots of food and usually lasts until 3 A.M.!  Approximately 125 students attend; all receive goody bags and are eligible to win one of the 90+ gift certificates that are raffled off as door prizes during the night!  Throughout the night students use “Sauquoit Valley money” to play assorted Casino games.  At the end of the evening students use their earnings to bid on 45+ auction items.  Prizes have included golf packages, water park tickets, ski passes, a digital camera, navigation system, luggage and a variety of gift certificates.  For the grand finale, the names of Sauquoit Valley juniors or seniors IN ATTENDANCE are drawn for the Grand Prizes. Last year, students won an IPAD, $200 gift certificate and a 32” color TV!  Every year the After Prom Party is able to giveaway over $6500 worth of prizes!  It is your generosity that makes this indispensable night achievable.

Please consider a charitable donation to continue making this safe and memorable night possible for our students.

Sauquoit Valley High School Weight Room

In 2010 the Sauquoit Valley Foundation donated $2000 to the Sauquoit Valley School District to fund enhancements to the High School weight room.  New equipment was purchased, making the weight room a safer and more effective space for students to work out.  These upgrades allow teachers and coaches to design and implement valuable exercise regimens for any class or sport.  Your donations make these equipment improvements possible.  Students, teachers and coaches are grateful for your support!

Clayville Library Fun Faire

The Sauquoit Valley Foundation is delighted to be able to support other local organizations, such as the Clayville Library.  The Fun Faire is one way the Library raises monies to support its endeavors.  This fun day includes book sales, games, crafts, food and entertainment.  Some of the foundation’s donations have been used to sponsor a magician and the children’s tent, which included crafts, games, and library summer reading related activities.  Additional local organizations included in this day are the Clayville Fire Department, Town of Paris Historical Society, Sauquoit Garden Club, musicians, storytellers, puppeteers, the Utica Zoo and more.  While the event raises much needed funding, it is also about giving back to the community that has supported the library.  The Sauquoit Valley Foundation is passionate about aiding the library’s mission to promote literacy and act as a place for children and adults to connect with information, education, culture and each other!  The Clayville Library is truly a local treasure!

Be a champion for literacy in our community by making your donation today!