SOMERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Supporting Education for our Future
SPRING, 2016 GRANTS ANNOUNCED
SOMERS, CT. The Somers Education Foundation (SEF) recently awarded 18 grants totaling $20,080 to the Somers Public School system. Grants ranged from $150 to $5315 and were awarded to teachers throughout the district. Consistent with SEF’s goal of having an impact on every student, the grants covered a wide range of educational needs. For this grant session, the major awards went toward the setup and equipment of a sensory room at the Elementary School ($8765) and districtwide music equipment ($3850). The total awarded for the 2015-16 academic year was $44,357 which is the largest ever for the SEF.
“Over the past 12 years the SEF has provided tremendous support to the Somers Public Schools. Their financial assistance has been outstanding and greatly appreciated,” said Maynard Suffredini Ed.D. Superintendent of the Somers Public School system.Founded in 2004, SEF has given the Somers Public School system $303,000 to date while building a sustaining endowment of over $400,000. For the first time, the SEF used $16,000 in endowment funds for grants. As it has 501c3 status, donations are 100% tax-deductible.
SHS CLASS OF 1990 MAKES DONATION
SOMERS, CT. The Somers High School Class of 1990 recently held their 25th Class Reunion and has made a donation to the Somers Education Foundation Endowment Fund. This donation will help SEF to continue their work to preserve the community’s commitment to educational excellence in the Somers Public Schools. SEF provides funding for innovative projects and programs which enhance student learning as well as supporting professional educational development.
“Somers Education Foundation’s Board of Directors wants to extend its thanks to the Class of 1990 for their gracious and generous contribution. SEF wasn’t even in place when these folks were students but they have shown their appreciation by wanting to support SEF today,” said SEF President, Dr. Paul Salva. “While the money itself will certainly help our efforts, the real gift is the fact that the Class of 1990 demonstrates their gratitude for the quality education they received in Somers and wants to help it continue for the next generation. What a legacy!”