enhancing education and offering opportunity
for the children of the Rondout Valley Central School District
The RVEF meetings are open
to the public. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM in
the Howard St. John Conference Room in the Clinton Building on the UCCC
campus in Stone Ridge.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2015.
Staff Tribute Program
This is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions that teachers and/or staff members have made to the educational experience of your child this year with a gift that keeps on giving. All monies raised through the Staff Tribute Program contribute to the Classroom Grant Fund in your child's school. Teachers and support staff can apply to their school's Classroom Grant Fund for innovative materials and/or programs that will enhance classroom educational experiences.
End of year recognition information and donations are due by June 12
Information and a donation form are available to download by clicking on the
Staff Tribute Program link at left.
Commemorative Brick Walk
Come take a look! 51 bricks have been engraved so far...2 more await engraving in the next group of 20...Will your brick order be included?
Looking for a way to honor or remember a special staff
member? Maybe you would like to commemorate a theater production, a
championship, your time on a sports team or in band or chorus or a club,
or a teacher or booster group that helped you along your way. This is
your chance to etch that memory on a brick.
brick walk is located around the base of the flag pole in the student
commons area in front of the High School. For more information about the
brick walk click the Commemorative Brick Walk link at left.
Foundation Grant Fund:
The application period for grants in the amount of $500-2000 to be considered for awards in the 2015-16 school year begins February 1st and ends April 30th.
Consider getting a group together to combine resources to make that happen!
The purpose of the Fund is to support
grants to students, education providers and/or others that fulfill RVEF’s
mission to enhance educational opportunities for the children of the Rondout
Valley Central Schools in partnership with the larger community.
Donations made to this fund will be
distributed through grants applied for by students, education providers and/or
others* following the established
grant protocol, application and report procedures for this fund. (Education providers
and others must comply with District requirements for interaction with
students.) Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation’s Grant Committee.
The committee then presents their recommendations to the Board of Directors for
approval before awards are announced.
There is a $2000 limit for grants awarded
through the Foundation Grant Fund.
Applications for grants that are $500.00 or less are accepted and awards
are announced throughout the current school year. Applications for grants over
$500.00 up to $2000.00 are accepted from February 1 through April 30 of the
current school year for projects planned for the following school year. Grants
awarded are announced prior to the end of the current school year in June, and
funding will be distributed prior to the start of the school year in September
or at a time mutually agreed upon between the recipient and the RVEF.
Foundation Grant information is available by contacting the Foundation at email@example.com.
* If not a RVCSD
employee, be prepared to give a brief presentation of your
project/program to the RVEF Board of
It is in large part through the philanthropic support of alumni,
friends and the larger community that the RVEF will be able to achieve
its mission. One of our friends and an initial supporter of the
Foundation is Richard Murphy, owner of the Egg's Nest Restaurant in High
Falls. We celebrate that his
donation of $26,000 has increased the community's awareness of the
Foundation and the role it can it can play and that it invites each of
us to find a way to play a role in enhancing education and offering
opportunities that will enrich our students and therefore our community.
With this kind of support the Foundation will be able to assist
students and educators when they face an area of educational need and
will allow the Foundation to invest funds to insure future needs will be
Further information can be found via the Funding link at left.
The Farm to School Fund:
A recent article about the Farm to School Fund was published in the Kingston Daily Freeman. You can view the article here.
This fund was established to foster a stronger and more tangible connection between the food children eat at school and local farms!
As with many of the funds that the
Foundation manages, the idea for this fund came from someone in the
community who saw a need that could be met through the cooperation of
and collaboration with the whole community. Breanna Costello's idea for
this fund is rooted in her dedication to the well being of children,
especially those in this school district, and to the community that
The purpose of this Fund is to
nourish our children, support our farmers, and strengthen our community.
100% of designated donations to this fund will be used to purchase food
from Rondout Valley Growers for the Rondout Valley Central School
District Food Service Program.
Click on the Funding link at left where you'll find the donation form for this or other funds managed by the RVEF. Contributions to this fund are tax deductible under IRS 501(c)(3) rules.
The Rondout Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Charitable organization incorporated in November of 2005 for the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities for current and future students of the Rondout Valley Central School District by way of gifts, grants and other financial assistance.
What we do:
Education Foundations have historically been an integral part of many
successful colleges and universities. They fund programs and facilities
that maintain their school's high standards. Within the current
political and economic climate, public education is at a pivotal point
of survival and this same model is now being used nation-wide in support
of public schools as well.
We are actively seeking community members who understand the
benefits that a Foundation can bring to a school district and who are
interested in participating on the Board of Directors. Together we can
realize the potential that this Foundation has to make a difference for
our students and our district.
The RVEF Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of the
month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Howard St. John Conference Room on the
ground floor of the Clinton Building at Ulster County Community College
in Stone Ridge, NY. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would
like more information.
For a review of how the RVEF has been working within the school
community since it was established click on the Information Update link