Board of Directors: Seated: Jim McCuscker, Paul Serenbetz, Gina Wohlke and Jan Karcich
Standing: Linda Gworek, Jack Cross (ex-officio), Janet Terriblie,
Kate Madura, Maribeth Breen, Deb Grass, Eileen Smith, Missy Mitko,
Maria Moran, Sue Schreck and Dave Adams
The Clinton Education Foundation was founded in the spring of 2006 to:
People interested in furthering these goals are invited to do so through gifts, bequests, or participation in related activities. The Clinton Education Foundation (CEF) is a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is independent of, but working in partnership with, the Clinton Board of Education. This means that qualifying donations are tax exempt.
CEF is governed by a Board of Directors that meets on a regular basis. Membership of the Board includes business people, parents, educators, and others who are interested in promoting public schools of excellence. All members of the Board are unpaid volunteers.
To date, CEF has made awards under the Brett Renfrew Memorial Scholarship Program; augmented funds from the Town for a new playground at the Joel School; instituted the Albert E. Coviello Educator Grant program; and established a grant program for students in third to twelfth grades.
The Brett Renfrew Scholarship Program has provided stipends for students who wish to follow a dream that will help foster their growth and development. Students have used the scholarship monies to defray college costs, to travel overseas, to enroll in a summer enrichment program, to develop an artistic talent, and to participate in any other activity that will allow them to pursue a personal goal.
The Albert A. Coviello Educator grants have provided funds to members of the Clinton Public Schools' staff to pursue projects that could not be funded through traditional channels. Some of the grants that have been awarded to teachers have enabled them to purchase equipment for the Morgan and Joel physical education departments and software for the Morgan School math department; to provide transportation and supplies for interdisciplinary programs Joel and intra-grade collaborations at Joel and Pierson; for a workshop to facilitate an Amnesty International project at The Morgan School; and to augment funds for a multi-media program at the Eliot School's 2010 Healthy Choices Day.
The CEF Student Grant program was instituted in 2009 to help fulfill CEF's mission to enhance the education of students of the Clinton Public Schools. The grants are provided to students in grades three through twelve who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics. To date, students have used grants to attend a summer architectural program at Carnegie Mellon University; to supplement funds for the study of art, music, and dance; to attend a summer cheerleading program; and to travel across the country to participate in a community service program.
The purpose of the CEF is to:
Paul Serenbetz, President Dave Adams, Treasurer
Jan Karcich, Secretary
Jack Cross, ex officio
"To enhance public education in the Clinton Public Schools."
The core activities through which CEF fulfills this mission include program/project grants to teachers and students and the administration of the Brett Renfrew Memorial Scholarship.
Clinton Public Education will develop the intellectual, social, emotion and physical talents of our children to achieve their maximal potential.
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