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EPEF Welcome Back Letter to the School Community for 2021-2022:
CONNECT! INNOVATE! INSPIRE! – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
Dear Parents, Guardians, Alumni, Students and Friends,
The Ewing Public Education Foundation (EPEF) celebrates 25 years of providing grants to Ewing Public Schools for innovative educational programs. EPEF is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community support, commitment, and resources to help improve the quality of education in Ewing Public Schools. The Foundation also seeks to match corporate organizational donors with teachers to find additional projects of mutual interest.
EPEF provides grants to teachers and staff members and allocates scholarships to graduating Ewing High School students through fund-raising activities, corporate and institutional sponsorship, and individual donations. These programs enhance our children’s educational experience without the use of additional taxpayer dollars. The grants recognize the need for innovative educational opportunities in a variety of areas, inspiring the creativity of our educators and enabling them to engage the students in exciting and different ways. Scholarships provide the graduating seniors from EHS to continue their educational endeavors in colleges, universities or vocational institutions.
As we continue to navigate through these challenging times, EPEF has stayed steadfast to our mission by providing grants to educators’ innovative programs regardless of the pandemic. In the past ten years, the Foundation has awarded 208 grants totaling $291,789 and in 2021 awarded $8,000 in scholarships to our graduating EHS students.
The Foundation is a founding member of the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership and a member of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce.
EPEF continues to expand its assistance to teachers, staff members, and students with the support of individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors. Our success depends on your contribution. Your contribution of $25 or more will allow us to expand our commitment to the educators and students of the Ewing Public Schools. For additional information about the Foundation and to make a tax-deductible contribution, visit EPEF’s website at www.epef.org. Like our Facebook page for updates and additional information. Thank you for your support.
Ewing Public Education Foundation
Ewing Public Education Foundation Board of Trustees: Roomana Khan, President; Steven K. Szmutko, Vice President & President Emeritus; Lisa Stewart Albright, Esq., Secretary; Maria Benedetti, Treasurer; Karl Clark, President Emeritus; Wayne Staub, President Emeritus; Whitney Lewis; Marc Celentana, PhD; Diane Glover; Christopher Ingram; Lynn Lowe; Joan Zuckerman. (All Trustees of the Foundation Board contribute financially to support EPEF and its programs.)
Posted: April 1, 2022
Posted: March 1, 2022
Dear Ewing Public Education Foundation,
I have been fortunate to be the recipient of the "The Sensory Path: Hop, Skip, and Jump Into Learning!" grant through EPEF. The sensory path was installed at Parkway Elementary at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Students have enjoyed utilizing the sensory path for brain breaks throughout the day. Occasionally, students need a break from learning activities in order to release their energy in positive ways. The sensory path allows students to safely and quickly incorporate movement into their day to help them improve their focus and success in the classroom! Thank you for your support. I appreciate all you do for the staff and students in the Ewing Public Schools!
Rachel Land, LCSW
School Social Worker | Fisher Middle School
This grant could not be possible without the continued generosity and support through personal donations from individuals like you as well as corporate donors. Please visit us at www.epef.org for information on how to make a donation so we can continue our mission in supporting our students in the Ewing Public Schools.
Thank you, EPEF Trustees
Posted: February 1, 2022
My name is Tracy Radler, and I am reaching out to thank the Ewing Public Education Foundation. I wanted to thank you for the Multicultural Monopoly Grant that you funded for the students of Ewing Township Schools. The Multicultural Monopoly Activity has proven to be an exciting vehicle for students Pre-K through 5th to explore Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Physical Education and Health! As students roll the dice to move around the gymnasium that has been turned into a giant Monopoly Board, they are using math skills, and social emotional skills. Examples of the spaces the children can land on involve word problems, puzzles, matching states and capitols, and role playing being an upstander. I have used this grant year after year, and the students say it is their favorite! They use scooters to move around the gymnasium and that adds to the excitement! Also, they love the job of being the bankers. That is a job we rotate and it is a favorite! All students are using real life skills as they enjoy learning and each other. Thank you so very much EPEF!
Fisher Middle School
Health and Physical Education Teacher
NJSO Unified P.E. Advisor / Coach
Family Yoga Instructor
This grant could not be possible without the continued generosity and support through personal donations from individuals like you as well as corporate donors. Please visit us at www.epef.org for information on how to make a donation so we can continue our mission in supporting our students at Ewing Public Schools.
Posted: January 3, 2021
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! So what does this year have in store for us? It’s TWENTY TWENTY-TWO with so much to do, to get done and to get accomplished! Here we go!
The Ewing Public Education Foundation (EPEF) is a non-profit educational organization based here in Ewing, NJ. We award funds to unique educational programs through grant requests submitted by Ewing School District’s teachers and administrators. EPEF approves these funds for programs designed to CONNECT, INNOVATE, and INSPIRE our students for success. Our focus begins with our grants.
Soon, the EPEF Scholarship Program window will open. We award scholarships to graduating EHS seniors pursuing higher education in accredited colleges, universities, or vocational institutions. EPEF is proud of our scholarship programs growth from the first $500 in the years 2012 and 2013 to an average of $7000 per graduation year since.
EPEF meets its goals through contributions from corporate donors, but also through personal donations from individuals such as you. There’s more we wish to accomplish in our continual support of the Ewing Public Schools, but we need your help. Please visit us at www.epef.org for information on how to make a donation. No amount is too small. We hope you can support our mission.
Posted: December 1, 2021
To our Ewing Township families: Ewing Public Education Foundation (EPEF) wishes everyone Happy Holidays as we celebrate our various traditions this season. EPEF is a non-profit educational organization that provides grants to the Ewing Public Schools for innovative educational programs and scholarships to graduating EHS seniors pursuing higher education in accredited colleges, universities, or vocational institutions.
During this season, EPEF wishes continued success to our partners who support our mission. They include Educational Testing Service (ETS), New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM), Church and Dwight, The Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ), American Properties, and teachers, administrators, staff, and families, all of whose generous donations have enabled EPEF to fulfill its mission year after year. Thank you all!
EPEF celebrates the accomplishments of the Ewing Public School District as it closes out this calendar year. The administrators, teachers, and staff have been met with so many additional challenges as they guide our students through these challenging times, and we are grateful for their constant dedication to meeting the needs of the district. We hope our approved grants have supported their efforts to CONNECT, INNOVATE, and INSPIRE our students to success and create an enhanced educational experience.
Finally, to the students, their parents, and families: as you celebrate your various holiday traditions and bask in your relationships with family and friends, we hope you will also recognize and delight in the significant impact our community as a whole has on each of our experiences. EPEF meets its goals through contributions from corporate donors, but also through personal donations from individuals such as you. There’s more we wish to accomplish in our continual support of the Ewing Public Schools, but we need your help. Please visit us at www.epef.org for information on how to make a donation. No amount is too small. We hope you can support our mission.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Posted: November 1, 2021:
The Ewing Public Education Foundation (EPEF) is celebrating 25 years of providing grants to the Ewing Public Schools for innovative educational programs and scholarships to graduating EHS seniors pursuing higher education in accredited colleges, universities, or vocational institutions. We are a non-profit organization that is independent of the school district, but we work closely together to better our students’ educational experiences.
As we enter the holiday season, EPEF wishes to thank all those who help with our mission, including the students who benefit by participating in programs and initiatives we are able to financially support. Each of our board members is dedicated to working diligently to continue this work for the district’s students.
EPEF meets its goals through the caring contributions from corporate donors as well as individual personal donations. There’s more we could accomplish in our continual support of the Ewing Public School District with your support.
Please visit us at www.epef.org for more information. We hope you will join us in support of our mission. Thank you.
Posted: October 1, 2021:
For more than 25 years, the Ewing Public Education Foundation (EPEF) has championed education by providing grants to teachers and awarding scholarships to graduating seniors. This year, EPEF awarded $7,000 in scholarships.
Thank you to our individual donors, corporate sponsors, and local businesses for your continued support. And special thanks to Educational Testing Services (ETS) for the substantial funding they provide, and have provided for the past 25 years, to EPEF annually! Together we are Champions for Education in Ewing! Contribute now to help us build for our current giving cycle. For more information, please visit www.EPEF.org.
2021 Scholarship Winners:
Natalie Staub: The Wayne Staub Presidential Scholarship funded by Church & Dwight - $1,000
Katelyn McConnell: EPEF Leadership Scholarship funded by Church & Dwight - $1,000
Nina Mapp: EPEF Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,000
Chase Robinson: Church & Dwight Community Service Leadership Scholarship - $1,000
Nina Pschar: Church & Dwight Academic Excellence Scholarship -$1,000
Zachary Benedetti: Church & Dwight Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,000
Rachel Messina: Church & Dwight Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,000
Patsy Watkins: The Vincent J. Sciarotta Athletic Leadership Scholarship - $1,000