To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Princeton Education Foundation, I would like to thank everyone in the Princeton community who supported our “Be True to Your School” Spring Gala and Silent Auction. We raised almost $50,000 net that will directly benefit our public schools’ teachers and students and will further our goal of supporting excellence in education in the Princeton Public Schools. Since its inception, the Princeton Education Foundation has contributed over $1,200,000 to the Princeton Public Schools for capital improvements, educational programs, and teacher support.
We are especially grateful to the Princeton Education Foundation’s lead sponsors, Georgeanne Moss, The Gould Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and The Nassau Inn, and to our other major sponsors, Bank of Princeton, Educational Testing Service, Parker McCay, PNC — Palmer Square Office, Princeton Review, Project Builders General Contractors and Construction Managers, and St. Peter’s Healthcare System.
Thanks also go to sponsors Anne Skalka and Associates, CPAs, Beatrice Bloom, Weichert Realtors, Branding Science, Charles Schwab, Dr. Tyl and Dr. Fogarty, Issues Management, LLC, Princeton Chevrolet, Princeton Porsche, Princeton Radiology, Princeton Tutoring, BluePrint Research Group, Dessert Boutique, Gold Buyers at the Mall, Greg’s Landscaping, Lear and Pennepacker, LLP, Lindt Chocolate, Mike’s Barber Shop, Monday Morning Flower Company, Princeton Automobile Company, Princeton Eye Group, Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center, Princeton University Store, Redding’s Plumbing & Heating, Robert J. Lopez, The Geller Real Estate Group of Gloria Nilson Realtors, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., and Studio Hillier. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the support of our Grant Donors and Operational Sponsors, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Church and Dwight, David Mathey Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PNC Bank Foundation, and Terra Momo Restaurant Group. Our silent auction was a big success thanks to donations from over 100 people and businesses. We are also grateful to have the support of many individual benefactors and patrons.
We would like to recognize the hard work of our Gala committee, the group of dedicated volunteers that planned and executed this year’s event. Led by Co-Chairs Jean-Anne Madden, Shazia Manekia, and Grace Normandin, the committee included Molly Chrein, Pooja Datt, Nicole Doran, Edie Kelly, Jan Pierce, Sara Schaeffer, Ronica Sethi, Aman Shergill, Karin Siciliano and Monika Suri.
Finally, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the community who participated in this important fundraiser by volunteering time, purchasing tickets, or bidding on items in our auction. Thank you for joining with us to say that our children’s public education matters!
Executive Director, Princeton Education Foundation