Black Tie Awards Dinner

Black Tie Awards Dinner

‚ÄčThe Black Tie Dinner celebrates the academic achievement and careers of Fenton’s community members and school faculty members. This event has sold out since its inception and in ten years has raised over $250,000. Each year, the winners of both the State Bank Community Contribution to Education Award and The Nancy and Edward Petruska Life Time Achievement in Education Award are invited as a guests of honor. The dinner includes a seven course meal, cocktails and live music. Formal attire is optional.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Date:     Thursday, September 6, 2018
Location:  The Laundry


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The State Bank

The State Bank Community Contribution to Education Award

The State Bank Community Contribution to Education Award is presented annually at the Foundation's Black Tie Dinner to an individual whose efforts in the community have made a significant and lasting impact on the educational community in Fenton. 
Selection and eligibility criteria:
  • The award is for contribution by a community member to the school system.
  • Nominees should show long term contributions to the educational system or have shown a single, significant contribution.
  • The award is also given for achievement in leadership and service to education within the community of Fenton.
  • Nominees may not be a current member of the school board
  • Nominees may not be a current employee of the Fenton Area Public Schools district.
Nominations:
  • Nominations for this award should be submitted to the Fenton Education Foundation's Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors will review the data and then determine its award recipients.
  • The form linked below should be considered a template for making recommendations to the board. While nominations may exceed this level of information, it should be considered a minimum level of information for consideration.
Selection Process and Time Line:
  • March – June: Nominations are received.
  • July – August: FEF Board Chairman, Secretary, School Superintendent and School Board Representative will select three nominations for review by the FEF Board.
  • August: FEF Board will vote on the three nominees. The nominee receiving the most positive votes will be presented with the award at the annual Fenton Area Public Schools staff recognition breakfast.
  • August: Winner is invited as a guest of honor to the annual Black Tie Dinner.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2017     David Walker
2016     Phil & Jocelyn Hagerman
2015     Richard Canever
2014     Jennifer Fleck
2013     Rick Aro & Robert Cairnduff
2012     Richard Rockman Sr.
2011     Mark Hamel Family
2010     Jon Gerych & Family
2009     Dr. Robert Burek
2008     Russ & Shirley VanGuilder
2007     Ruth & Richard Beardsley
2006     Ann Ingles
2005     Bod Dery

The Nancy and Edward Petruska Life Time Achievement in Education Award

The Nancy and Edward Petruska Life Time Achievement in Education Award

The Petruska award was established through a gift from the Petruska family to the Fenton Education Foundation and is presented annually at the Foundation's Black Tie Dinner. The award recognizes the contribution that educators make to the community of Fenton. The Petruska's were part of a generation that developed the standards of excellence that have been the hallmark of the Fenton Public Schools. They served the school and the community with humility, generosity and leadership. Edward and Nancy Petruska devoted a combined 52 years of educational services to the Fenton Area Public Schools, for which we will always be grateful.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2017     Peggy Yates
2016     Pete Hajec
2015     George Kralosky
2014     Jim Leh
2013     Trudy Iverson
2012     Chuck Pilar
2011     Karen & Bob Bruder   
2008     Bob & Toadie Middleton   
2006     Neil McPhee


Black Tie Awards Dinner

2017 Black Tie Awards Dinner Highlights

Past Sandwich Sponsors
  • 2013 - Tanglewood Assisted Living (Remember Me At Tanglewood)
  • 2015 - The State Bank (The State Baconator)
  • 2016 - The State Bank (The Piggy Bank)
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