Sweetwater One Public School Foundation
Kari's Access Awards
Kari's Access Awards is an Endowment Fund, within the Sweetwater One Public School Foundation, and was established in 2006 in memory of Kari (Kay) Fusselman, a former student at Westridge Elementary, White Mountain Junior High, and Rock Springs High School.
The Fund's focus is in helping individual School District #1 students (K thru 12) access non-traditional scholarships that give students the opportunity to participate in outside activities that will enhance learning and personal growth. Kari's Access Awards is designed to open new opportunities for individual students to help bring out the best of each student "One Child At A Time"!
Kari's Access Awards has gifted to more than 350 students of Sweetwater County School District #1!
Kari's Access Awards Application - Click Here
Foundation Board Members
Melisa Wray-Marchetti, Chairman
Leo Gray, Vice-Chairman
Cate Jensen, Secretary
Jim Sedey, Treasurer
Samantha Gardner, Liaison
5th Annual Winter Fundraiser
Community Pays it Forward at Winter Fundraiser
The local community didn’t let the falling snow interfere with their spirit of giving at the annual Kari’s Access Awards Winter Fundraiser, held on January 20. The event, hosted at the Holiday Inn Ballroom, featured live music, a silent auction, raffles and an enjoyable evening of wine & beer tasting, all benefitting the local non-profit Kari’s Access Awards (KAA).
WHAT IS KARI’S ACCESS AWARDS
Kari’s Access Awards is an endowment fund started in 2006 by Larry Fusselman, in memory of his daughter Kari (Kay) Fusselman who was a student at Westridge Elementary, White Mountain Junior High, and Rock Springs High School.
The fund gives School District #1 students access to non-traditional scholarships. These scholarships allow students to participate in outside programs, enhancing learning and personal growth beyond their daily school activities. Students apply directly or are recommended through friends, teachers and family.
KAA has a committee who reviews and recommends the scholarships based on a set criteria.
Kari’s Access Awards opens new opportunities to students; bringing out the best in each student one child at a time.
Local Non-profits Come Together to Benefit from WY Commissioner’s Tag
Recently, two local non-profits benefitted from the generosity of the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission. Mark Anselmi, WY G&F Commissioner gifted a coveted Commissioner’s Tag to the KD Foundation for Juvenile Diabetes, which was founded by Jane and Jim Daniel in honor of their daughter Kaydin.
The KD Foundation created a raffle board and was able to raise $10,000 for their cause from the interest shown by local and regional sportsmen hoping to win a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime tag.
When the winner was drawn, the lucky recipient was Larry Fusselman.
Larry, who is the founder of Kari’s Access Awards chose to re-raffle the tag to benefit Kari’s Access Awards, which brought in $12,500 for this non-profit organization.
Kari’s Access Awards & Larry Fusselman graciously donated 10% of proceeds back to the KD Foundation.
8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Knights of Columbus
Where We Help
Awards, Grants, Endowments
Kari's Access Awards
Back to School Shopping
Grants and Awards
S.E.E. Grants Program
Supporting Education and Enrichment
Blue Jean Fund
Stepping Stones Scholarships
Solvay Chemicals Inc.
Wyoming Trucks and Cars
A Big Thank You. . .
to all the employees of Sweetwater County School District #1 who donated to the Sweetwater One Employee Giving Campaign for the Southwest United Way and to the local community for supporting the Sweetwater One Foundation programs. Your support allows us to do the great things we do!