The mission of the Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust is to foster excellence in education by providing annual monetary awards to exceptional Contra Costa County K-12 classroom teachers. Since 1992, the Eukel Teacher Trust has awarded more than $500,000 to 61 outstanding teachers.

Each year, the Eukel Teacher Trust selects three teachers who have exhibited extraordinary commitment to their students from
nominations submitted by principals, parents, colleagues and students. The award may be used in any manner that the recipient wishes.

The award of a grant from the Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust recognizes truly gifted teachers who excel in the field. Award recipients have been recognized by local and national dignitaries, including the President of the United States. The annual grants send a special measure of recognition to the recipient, and provide much needed encouragement to the entire educational community.