The Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to augment programs and activities provided by the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, is kicking off its Room and Area Sponsorship Campaign with a $100,000 gift from Springs Window Fashions, a manufacturer of custom window treatments based in Middleton.

It’s the largest gift the Education Foundation has received, and it will fund three areas:

  • $35,000 to build and furnish a Caring Closet. The closet at Middleton High School will include everything students need to be successful, whether it’s a shower, graphing calculator, clothing or personal hygiene items. Students with the most need will be able to access this area anonymously for support.
  • $15,000 to refresh K-12 social studies curriculum. The new curriculum will focus on learning about diversity, racism and cultures around the world to help create more culturally competent students and a more tolerant community.
  • $50,000 for an endowment. Funding will build on the Education Foundation’s existing endowment and help support equity initiatives for decades to come.

Springs Window Fashions’ contribution is part of the Education Foundation’s Room and Area Sponsorship Campaign, an opportunity for businesses and community members to sponsor a room or area, such as a cafeteria or computer lab, at the newly redesigned Middleton High School. Donors can display their name or an inspirational quote in their designated space, and funds will be used to further the Education Foundation’s mission of supporting the district’s efforts to improve student achievement across all demographic groups.

“Springs Window Fashions is committed to making our communities a better place and to supporting organizations that have an impact in the area,”said Eric Jungbluth, president and CEO, Springs Window Fashions. “We’re honored to support the Education Foundation’s commitment to equity and to making sure all students have an opportunity to succeed in learning.”

“We are grateful for Springs Window Fashions’ generosity and leadership with our sponsorship campaign,” said Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, executive director, Education Foundation. “Springs shares our belief in the value of education, and we deeply appreciate their partnership in investing in MCPASD schools and providing more opportunities for our staff and students – especially those who need help the most.”

About the MCPASD Education Foundation
The Education Foundation is a 501c3 organization that supports the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District’s efforts to improve student achievement across all demographic groups by focusing on equitable practices – the heart of an inclusive, innovative and inspiring learning community. The foundation awards staff grants and student scholarships annually, and funds programs and activities aligned with the district’s priorities each school year. For more information, visit

About Springs Window Fashions
Springs Window Fashions, the Best Experience Company, supplies leading retailers and distributors with a complete line of blinds, shades, specialty treatments and window hardware. Bali®, Graber®, SWFcontract, Mecho™, Horizons®, Mariak™ and SunSetter™ are brands of Springs Window Fashions. Based in Middleton, WI, the company has facilities in nine locations in the United States and Mexico and employs approximately 8,000 associates. For more information, visit