Raffle Winners Give Back to the Partnership

The Seraphin family has donated half of their winnings from the third annual Grand Raffle of The Partnership for Educational Excellence to the 501(c)3 education foundation.

The Seraphins have earmarked their giveback: $1,000 will be used to match for two years the existing memorial scholarship for Sally’s grandfather, Robert M. Prevedell. Sally Prevedell Seraphin is a 1998 alumna of Gillespie High School (GHS).

In addition, $1,500 will be used to create a Cordes Family Memorial Scholarship in honor of the parents and grandparents of Sally’s mother, Donna Cordes Prevedell.

“We are moved and thankful for the Seraphin’s generosity,” says John Fassero, Jr., president and founding member of the 501(c)3 education foundation. “The family values education and has close and fond ties to the area. Their decision to invest in future generations of Gillespie students while honoring their family is remarkable.”

The Partnership is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 1992 the foundation has invested more than $800,000 of donors contributions in the children of Community Unit School District 7 (CUSD7) in Macoupin County. 

 Sally Prevedell Seraphin receives her family's raffle winnings from Partnership secretary, Rosie Emmenderfer. (Front from left to right): Augie, Norah, and Sally Seraphin with Rosie Emmenderfer.  In back, Pete Seraphin holding Eve.

Sally Prevedell Seraphin receives her family's raffle winnings from Partnership secretary, Rosie Emmenderfer. (Front from left to right): Augie, Norah, and Sally Seraphin with Rosie Emmenderfer.  In back, Pete Seraphin holding Eve.