(Ewing, NJ)   This academic year Ewing students will benefit from a record number of grants.  From public invitation to attend the ever popular “Hands-On Science with a Dash of Math” night hosted by Antheil Elementary School to Ewing High School’s “Graphic Novels Supporting Literacy for the Media Center” every student in the Ewing Public Schools stands to benefit from grants awarded by the The Ewing Public Education Foundation.   Each of the five schools in the district was awarded grants submitted by teachers which were presented at last May’s EPEF annual reception totaling a record amount of $38,772. Each year grant awards have been increasing, and for the past thirteen years 251 grants totaling nearly $388,000 have helped teachers in all Ewing Public Schools to engage and inspire students.

The Ewing Public Education Foundation begins its 20th Anniversary Celebration with its $20 for 20 Capital Fundraising Campaign. The goal is to encourage each family in Ewing to make a tax-deducible donation of at least $20 to the campaign this year. Capital raised from the community and corporate partners will help to support ongoing grants programming as well as strengthen long-term sustainability for the Foundation. EPEF will host an information table at each of the upcoming back-to-school nights.

Established in 1994, EPEF is an independent, not-for-profit citizens’ organization whose mission is to build community support and acquire supplementary resources for innovative educational programs, experiences and technology that enhance teaching and learning, and that reward student achievement through scholarships. In his presentation at the May awards reception EPEF President Steve Szmutko summarized, “The goal of EPEF is to provide that additional, yet critical level of support so that students can grow to be good citizens, ethical and inspiring leaders and critical thinkers sorely needed in a rapidly changing society.” These sentiments were echoed by Ewing Public Schools Superintendent, Mike Nitti: “The Board and administration are greatly appreciative of all that the EPEF does to support our students and promote innovative instructional programs. It is also wonderful to have the opportunity to thank our corporate partners in learning who do so much for our students. A special thanks and congratulations to all the teacher grant award winners.”

For additional information about the Foundation and to make your tax-deductible contribution, visit EPEF’s website at www.epef.org.

Contact: Heather Kearns-Latini
EPEF Executive Director
Heather@EPEF.org
cell 609.610.8772

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