The CEF’s main mission is to provide funds to the four Cresskill Public Schools, in order to expand academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for our students, through programs, projects, and tools which could not otherwise be funded through the regular school budget
The 2016/2017 school year marks the 26th anniversary of the Cresskill Education Foundation (CEF). The CEF exists as a broad based, non-profit community organization. Initially, incorporated in September 1990, the CEF is perhaps best known for its annual Concert for the Arts and sponsorship of the 4th and 5th grade theatrical/musical productions (CETE). Certificates of Appreciation, another fundraiser, provide a cost-effective way to recognize teachers while supporting the schools. Other fundraisers have included the M.U.S.E. Concerts with David Broza in 1992 and 1998, 5K runs, Earthfest, and the Everything under the Sun Bazaar.
Through its fundraisers, the CEF has raised in excess of $500,000 to support programs and provide materials in each of the four Cresskill schools, primarily through grants requested by Cresskill faculty. A few highlights include: upgrades to the sound systems at the schools, acoustic pianos, reading readiness materials and anti-bullying materials, weather stations at the elementary schools, Smartboards and computers for all the schools, a broadcast studio, robotics materials and band uniforms for the high school.
In the future, the CEF aspires to grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of the Cresskill education system, helping it maintain its place as one of the finest in the state. The CEF wishes to thank everyone for their support and looks forward to your continued support in future years.
Please consider becoming a CEF member by making a contribution.