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 2019/2020 school year marks the 29th 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 (Cresskill Elementary Theatre Experience CETE). Certificates of Appreciation, another fundraiser, provide a cost-effective way to recognize teachers while supporting the schools. Our newest fundraising event, Bark for Education held in May, is fun for the whole community. Participants can enter their dogs for fun contests such as "waggiest tail, biggest smile, best costume, best tricks, and more." Other fundraisers have included 5K runs, the M.U.S.E. Concerts with David Broza in 1992 and 1998, The Cresskill 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.
PO Box 445, Cresskill, NJ 07626
The Cresskill Education Foundation is incorporated with the State of NJ and is an IRS 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.