About Us


The Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation (CFEF) was founded in 1988 with seed money from the Lucy Bullard Trust. Lucy was a long time Chagrin Falls resident who felt strongly about the significance of maintaining an exceptional public school education for local students. The founding members made a firm commitment to invest and grow the original endowment, which enables the Foundation to support innovative academic and cultural initiatives within the Chagrin Falls School District.

The goals of the Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation are simple: Enrich, Raise, and Support.

Enrich the educational opportunities available to the students attending Chagrin Falls Schools and their passionate educators by annually granting funds for programs that would otherwise not be fully funded by the school budget.

Raise private funds to enhance thought-provoking and creative educational experiences for students, now and in the future.

Support and sustain the nationally-ranked education for generations to come through prudent investment of the endowment.