The Avon Education Foundation was founded in 2003 when:

“… the school budget was passed at a lower funded rate than asked for, I went to Dr. Kisiel, Avon’s School Superintendent, and asked if there was an education foundation in town to provide extra funding for the schools. I wanted to donate the difference in my tax bill from what I supported to what was actually passed. Dr. Kisiel said that there wasn’t an education foundation. However, he thought an education foundation would have a positive impact on the schools and community,” said founder Susan Durant.

The Foundation was incorporated in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting public education in the town of Avon, Connecticut. The AEF’s goal is to “mobilize the financial and human resources needed to make sure that the school children and residents of Avon have the best educational opportunities available anywhere.” We depend entirely on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to achieve our mission.

We are a member of the Avon Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Consortium of Education Foundations (CTCEF).

Mission Statement


2011 CTCEF Foundation Celebration Award