Help Us Do It

Our mission is supported by many generous donors, including corporate sponsors, community merchants and individual donors. We welcome contributions at any time, and host several fundraising events each year.

Barn Bash

Pull on your party boots and get ready for ZEF's 2019 Barn presented by Barnes & Thornburg and supported by many other local businesses. This year’s event on November 9, 2019 will transform the Golf Club of Indiana into a setting for TexMex cuisine, a silent auction, and a live band as we raise funds in support of teachers and schools.

Join us with a VIP Ticket ($125/person) for the VIP/Sponsor Reception from 5:30-6:30pm including special entertainment, appetizers, dinner, and open bar. Patron Tickets ($75/person before 10/25; $85 after) start at 6:30pm and include dinner and a cash bar.
All ticket types also include silent and live auctions, the chance to bid on trips of a lifetime from AmFund, entertainment and dancing to the band Big Rosco and the Hammers, and a wine and gift card pull.

As one of ZEF’s biggest fundraisers, last year’s Barn Bash raised more than $55,000 to promote excellence in Zionsville Community Schools. Help us make the 2019 event a success by reserving your ticket today!

Eagle Honors

ZEF Eagle Honor Awards are a special recognition to any ZCS teacher or staff member as a way to thank them for the impact they have made on your student, family, or community. Each certificate is sent with a personalized message for a donation to ZEF of $10 or more per honoree.

Eagle Honor Awards are sponsored by KI: Contract Furnishings with additional matching funds provided by Community Foundation of Boone County, BMO Harris Bank, Modern Woodmen, and Trane. We are grateful to these community partners for making it possible for your Eagle Honor Awards donations to be matched up to 4-to-1!

Class Rings

Buy a class ring from Robert Goodman jewelers, and ZEF gets a donation of $20.

License Plates

When you order an Indiana Department of Education license plate online (or at a license branch) and select Zionsville Education Foundation as your recipient, ZEF will receive $18.75 of your plate fee (with the remainder going to elementary counseling programs at the Indiana Department of Education).

Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile program makes it possible for ZEF to receive a donation every time you make an Amazon purchase. Visit Amazon Smile, search the list of charitable organizations for “Zionsville Education Foundation Inc,” and click the “Select” button when prompted.

Other ways to help

There are many more ways to support ZEF’s mission, including:

Matching Funds

Your employer may offer matching funds for your donations to ZEF, effectively doubling your contribution.

Monthly Gifts

Arranging monthly gifts is an easy, worry-free way to provide ongoing support to ZEF. Visit our online donation form and select the “recurring donation” option near the top of the form.

Planned Gifts

Whether it’s a charitable remainder trust or a bequest through your estate, planned gifts can provide final advantages for donors while benefitting the students of Zionsville Community Schools.

Memorial Gifts

Our Memorial Gifts program offers a unique way to remember your loved one while honoring his/her commitment to educational excellence.

We are here to help. To learn more about Planned, Monthly or Memorial gifts, please phone 317.733.4805 or send us an email.

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Interested in volunteering?

ZEF is always looking for great people to help further our mission. There are many ways to give your time and talents to ZEF. Feel free to contact us directly at 317.733.4805 or by clicking the button below.