On Monday, January 9, a group of Brookfield East alumni surprised their former history teacher, Pat Coffey, with a generous check of $16,500 to thank him for the profound impact he had on them. The funds were raised by hundreds of former students and will be used to send Mr. Coffey on a dream trip to New Orleans where he's always wanted to go to experience the history-rich culture firsthand. The graduates also provided Coffey with a gratitude book of some of their favorite memories in his class. The alumni present at the surprise thanked Mr. Coffey for his impact, which often steered the course for careers related to history.
You can view the full story on CBS 58 here and an additional video from Elmbrook's Twitter below!
Today a group of @behs_sde alumni surprised Mr. Coffey with a fundraised dream trip to thank him for the impact he's had on each of them. Full story will be exclusively on @CBS58 later today pic.twitter.com/6oqbEMqekX— Elmbrook Schools (@ElmbrookSchools) January 9, 2023