The success of the Wisconsin Dells Education Foundation has experienced over the past seven and a half years can be attributed to many people, organizations and businesses. WDEF Executive Board members and administrators have contributed their leadership and expertise to award more than $782,000 worth of scholarships to more than 280 graduates of Wisconsin Dells High School.
The Wisconsin Dells Education Foundation has added two new executive board members, Jennifer Gavinski and Diana Johnson and new administrator, Maggie Fraser.
Jennifer Gaviniski is a 1993 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Norbert’s College and is a professor of biological sciences at Madison College-Reedsburg Campus. Gaviniski currently serves as vice president on the board of education in Wisconsin Dells. She and her husband, Dan have a daughter Vivian, who attends Spring Hill Elementary School.
Diana Johnson received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She taught elementary education for 36 years in the Adams Friendship School District. After retiring from education Johnson has served as an administrator for the Wisconsin Dells Education Foundation for the past six years. Diana and her husband, Bob raised three children, Heather, Chad and Aaron, and have lived in Wisconsin Dells for the past 43 years.
Maggie Fraser is a 2002 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she taught English at Rosendale and later Wisconsin Dells High School. Fraser is very active in the community as a member of several committees and has served as president for the Lake Delton PTO for the past few years. She and her husband, Travis, live in Lake Delton, along with their three children Riley, Fletcher and Frankie.
The vision of the Wisconsin Dells Education Foundation is for all Wisconsin Dells students wishing to pursue post-secondary education to have the financial support to do so.