enhancing education and offering opportunity
for the children of the Rondout Valley Central School District
Foundation Grant Fund:
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:
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:
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 on the UCCC campus in Stone Ridge. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November13.
deepest gratitude goes to Richard Murphy, owner of the Egg's Nest
Restaurant in High Falls for donating $26,000 to the Rondout Valley
Richard was one of the first to invest in the RVEF at its inception in 2005, starting the Foundation on the road to fulfilling its mission for the students of the Rondout Valley School District. His support now not only raises awareness of the role an education foundation can play, but also invites each of us to play a role in enhancing education and offering opportunities that will enrich our students and the community that supports them.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
Consider getting a group together to combine resources to make that happen!
The 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.