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The Cannon Falls Education Foundation Benefit Auction is back!  Please join us at the Cannon Golf Club on Saturday, April 23rd, from 5:30-10pm for an incredible evening hosted by Cannon Falls' own Rod Johnson! Benefiting the students of District #252, the entertaining night will consist of food and games, including the always impressive live and silent auctions.


posted Oct 24, 2014, 9:40 AM by Education Foundation   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 7:14 PM ]

As in recent years, we are utilizing GiveMN’s “Give to the Max Day” (held on November 13, 2014) to enhance our pledge drive experience. GiveMN produces innovation, energy, and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity. “Give to the Max Day” has been an annual event in Minnesota since 2009 and, every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate monetary gifts and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all of the state’s residents. 
The Cannon Falls Education Foundation utilizes this opportunity to gain momentum for our own annual pledge drive. Although our annual pledge drive is ready and willing to accept your generous donations at any time, we will boost our drive through “Give to the Max Day” and its online website,  
Donors can give to their organization of choice, enabling effortless charitable giving anytime and anywhere.On November 13, every gift made on will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 “GiveMN Golden Ticket” to be awarded to a Minnesota school. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000! And the really exciting part? At the end of “Give to the Max Day”, one donation made on will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 “Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket”!!!

The Education Foundation appreciates ANY donation. No gift is too small and each one is truly needed.  

If you would like to support our annual pledge drive, please do so in the way that best suits you:

  1. Donate online by visiting and searching “Cannon Falls Education Foundation” any day OR on November 13 to increase our chances of winning a golden ticket prize. Starting November 1st, you can pre-set your donation for November 13th.  
  2. Drop your cash or check off on November 13 to Cannon Valley Specialties (Cannon Valley Video) or Freeberg Insurance.  Any cash or check donation made this day will be manually entered on the GiveMN website by a member of our board. 
  3. Mail a check anytime to “Cannon Falls Education Foundation” 820 E. Minnesota St.Cannon Falls, MN 55009.
Thank you for your continued support of the Cannon Falls Education Foundation.

CFEF Benefit Auction

posted Feb 20, 2014, 10:32 AM by Deb Kadrlik   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 1:58 PM ]

Save the Date!
Cannon Falls Education Foundation Benefit Auction
Saturday, April 26th, 2015 ~ 5:30-10:00 PM
Cannon Golf Club

It's that time again ~ The Cannon Falls Education Foundation Benefit Auction! 

New for 2014 is the venue.  It will be held at the CANNON GOLF CLUB. 

We've got a fabulous line up of LIVE AUCTION items that will be auctioned off by Cannon Falls own Rod Johnson- the live auction starts at 8:15 pm. We've also got some great SUPER SILENT Gems.  You don't want to miss these along with many new silent auction items. Bidding begins at 6:00 pm. We're back with the Wine Pull, "Lucky 7 Line", The Auction Spoiler and a chance to win 50” LED TV! Back by popular demand is the Platinum Pass- only 52 will be sold @ $100 each. This is the ONLY way you can get a chance at the 50 “ LED TV so come early... they go fast!

See the Benefit Auction page for more details.  

Give to the Max Day Results

posted Nov 25, 2013, 8:29 AM by Deb Kadrlik

The Cannon Falls Education Foundation organized a fundraising drive around the November 14 “Give to the Max Day” and met with great success.
As of November 18th, donation totals were $7,148 through the on-line site and another $9,281 collected through traditional mail or personal drop-off.
“Donations are still being received, so we anticipate the numbers to go up,” said CFEF board member Kelly Miller.
People can still make donations on-line at or they can mail them to: Cannon Falls Education Foundation, 820 E. Minnesota St., Cannon Falls, MN, 55009.
The good numbers came despite some technical difficulties at the website on the “Give to the Max” day.
“The site crashed and didn’t come back up until about 6 p.m, and it was stressful,” said Miller. “We weren’t sure what the day would bring because of that, however, we exceeded our goal of $15,000 despite the setback.”
The volunteer group hopes to fund a total of $62,000 in teacher-requested projects that are not included in the normal school budget this year.

Taken from the Cannon Falls Beacon - November 21, 2013 - Ken Haggerty byline

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 14th!!

posted Nov 13, 2013, 7:12 AM by Education Foundation   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 7:16 AM ]

Visit our link to donate now at

Aaron Thomas Event

posted Sep 23, 2013, 10:11 AM by Deb Kadrlik

Aaron Thomas Event
Cannon Falls High School Auditorium
Wednesday, October 23rd - 5:30 PM

Bomber Spirit Night

posted Aug 12, 2013, 2:47 PM by Deb Kadrlik

Friday, September 6th, 2013 will be our first event of the school year!  Come down to John Burch Field, support the Bomber football team, and have some fun with the Cannon Falls Education Foundation at our annual Bomber Spirit Night!  
Purchase a wristband for $5 each or $15 per family and prior to the varsity football game (from 5:00-7:00 PM), enjoy cotton candy, play games, get a face tattoo, attempt the inflatable obstacle course, and listen to music from our fabulous DJ.  You may even win a prize during one of our many giveaways!

  Sponsored by Merchants Bank and Mayo Clinic Health System Cannon Falls!

Golf Tournament

posted May 27, 2013, 6:40 PM by Deb Kadrlik

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013 

4 person scramble with a Shot Gun start at 1:00. 

Cost is $75 per person. 
or $450 for hole sponsorship 
(which includes 4 paid entries, sign on course, and recognition during dinner)
[Lunch and Dinner are included in the cost ]

Location:  Cannon Golf Club, Cannon Falls, MN

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants Bank and White Rock Bank

Benefit Auction - Pie in the Face Contest

posted Mar 26, 2013, 2:01 PM by Deb Kadrlik   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 2:03 PM ]

Pie in the Face Contest
New this year to the CFEF Benefit Auction on April 20th is the Pie in the Face Contest.  
The person with the most money generated will receive a pie in the face during the auction.
Who will the "winner" be?

Donate to your favorite by clicking the support link below.  

Click below to
Vote for Pat Dougherty

Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Pat Dougherty
Click below to
Vote for Bill Priest
Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Bill Priest
Click below to
Vote for Beth Giese
Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Superintendent Beth Giese
Click below to
Vote for Jimmy Nelson

Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Jimmy Nelson
Click below to
Vote for Greg Wulf

Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Greg Wulf
Click below to
Vote for Ron Freeberg
Online fundraising for Pie in the Face Contest--Vote for Ron Freeberg
As always, your donation will go toward creative and innovative projects and programs 
for all students in the Cannon Falls Area Schools.  

CFEF Show and Tell - March 1, 2013

posted Mar 14, 2013, 7:05 AM by Deb Kadrlik

CFEF Show and Tell

Aaron Thomas Event

posted Mar 4, 2013, 2:32 PM by Deb Kadrlik   [ updated Apr 10, 2013, 5:52 AM ]

ATTENTION: Due to bad road conditions in Upper Iowa and Southern Minnesota, the Aaron Thomas presentation was postponed.  We are now hoping to hold the event in the fall.  Our apologies for the inconvenience.  We will post the new date and time as soon as it is confirmed.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. 

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