SOMERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Supporting Education for our Future
FALL, 2017 GRANTS ANNOUNCED
SOMERS, CT. The Somers Education Foundation (SEF) held its Grant Review Meeting on November 1. It awarded a total of $26,250: $1700 for professional development and $24,550 in education grants. Three named grants were awarded. The Ann and William Kirkpatrick Fund provided $1,433 to the Elementary School (SES) for “Foundations in Tier 2 Instruction.” The Dan and Jane Roulier Fund provided $1,196 for “Flexible Seating for Struggling Readers” also at SES. Lastly, the Helen and S. Prestley Blake Fund provided $5,000 for a very innovative history program at the High School to acquire historic artifacts as teaching enhancements.
The SEF Board was quite impressed with the quality of the grant requests and was more than happy to fund all requests this semester.
The Somers Education Foundation, founded in 2004, is a private endowment for the Somers Public School system. In that time, it has granted $388,000 to the school system while building a sustaining endowment of $600,000.
With your help, SEF will continue to grow and provide enhanced educational opportunities for all students in the Somers Public Schools.
These awards meet specific needs that can quickly provide valuable assistance to the entire school system outside the usual budgeting process. The SEF is a private, sustainable endowment whose mission is to fund innovative projects that enhance the education experience for every student in the Somers Public School System
SEF ANNOUNCES ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR EVER!
SOMERS, CT. The Somers Education Foundation (SEF), closes out its 13th year and is proud to announce that it awarded $37,407 to the Somers public schools at its spring Grant Review Meeting. Since then, an additional $2500 in Professional Development Grants was awarded. For the academic year, SEF awarded $59,778, the most ever. The previous record was $44,857 which was awarded last
The largest single educational grant award this semester was $9000 to the high school tech department to support a robotics/computer coding project. Funding for Professional Development Grants was an all-time high.