About CCUEF and Rock the District

Founded in 2008, the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF.ORG) is a registered Arizona non-profit foundation that supports the mission of the Cave Creek Unified School District, comprising over 5,500 K-12 students. The Foundation is led by a partnership of parents and community members. The CCUEF is a (501)(c)(3) organization. The Foundation will seek, accept, and invest both directed and undirected funds to support and enhance the mission of the Cave Creek Unified School District. It is also the intent of the Foundation to create and sustain an endowment that will serve the community over time.

Our Inspiration:

As a CCUSD student, Melissa Nelson attended a leadership conference where she was asked to do something “BIG” for her community. Specifically, she was asked to do something that she could  NOT DO on her own. From that seed of inspiration grew the annual CCUEF fund-raiser, “Rock the District,”a student music extravaganza that is now in its eighth year and has raised much needed funds to support education for her fellow students. It is with this same inspiration that CCUEF exists for the community. CCUEF helps bring the community together to do “BIG” things for our students that we simply can’t do on our own.

CCUEF has awarded over $100,000 in grants through our fundraising efforts!

Samples of our grants to date include:

  • Chinese calligraphy grant, an international, interdisciplinary project at Sonoran Trails
  • Funding for the CCUSD Sports Complex scoreboard replacement at Cactus Shadows
  • Artist-in-Residence Mural Project Desert Willow Elementary
  • Guitars for the Music Room Lone Mountain Elementary
  • Video equipment for broadcast studies, Horseshoe Trails Elementary and Cactus Shadows High School
  • iPads and Chrome Books for several CCUSD classrooms and multiple schools

How you can help?

  1. Become a Rock the District FAN CLUB member
    Small, monthly auto-donations of $10 or $25 go a long way toward supporting our efforts! Best of all, you get special seating arrangements and advance table purchase options at our premier
    annual fund-raiser, Rock the District.
  1. Sponsor our show, or contribute a raffle item
    Opportunities range from $25 to $2,500. No amount too small. We want EVERY local business to participate in this wonderful community event!
  1. JUST GIVE. It feels GREAT!
    One-time donations of any amount are also appreciated. Please also remember CCUEF.ORG at tax time and in your estate planning.

Visit: ccuef.org/donate/ or email: treasurer@ccuef.org