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Our Mission

The Chatham Education Foundation supports educational excellence in the School District of the Chathams through parent and community donations.

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Our Impact

  • Years of Service


  • Grants Provided


  • Lifetime Grant $ Awarded


  • Students Impacted Annually


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News & Notes

The Ready Readers Grant will benefit students at all three of our K-3 Schools. This grant for $7,447 was awarded to co-applicants Peggy Herr, Kim McMurray and Lori Shulman. This grant includes many copies of over 130 new titles for reading levels A-K. Included with the system are "take home" books and transport bags so students can bring home the same books they are working on in the classroom. Furthermore, there are a variety of teaching tools to support virtual and in class learning, such as access to digital leveled books and over 130 folders that focus on oral reading as well as comprehension activities. Lastly, the program includes resources for teachers so they can enhance both their virtual and in-person teaching through lesson ideas and materials.

Students in grades 6th - 8th will benefit from the CMS Community Social Justice Read grant awarded to Mr. George Iannuzzi, Mrs. Gina Bakaj, Miss Sarah Pasternak, and Ms. Kristine Quintero. The $19,266 grant award calls for a multi-faceted approach to the reading of the work Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes and is a part of a “One Book, One Community” initiative.

Support the Chatham Education Foundation for a Safe Return to School!
The School District of the Chathams has incurred over $1,000,000 in costs and reductions in revenues due to COVID-19. Given New Jersey's current financial situation, the Board of Education has stated that state aid will likely be further reduced. Funding from Chatham Education Foundation is critical to supplement tax funding to meet programming needs. We need your support to fund these grants and the additional grants to come..

  • "Thank you CEF for the pen tablets that you purchased for my classroom two years ago. I cannot believe how much the world (and educational system) has changed in such a short time. These tablets have been a tremendous help to our teaching staff and students. I had the opportunity to demonstrate how these tablets could enhance our instructional practice to some of the teachers in our mathematics department. It has changed how we will prepare and deliver some of our instructional components this year. Thank you again for the hard work that you do for our students, staff, and school community. Looking forward to a great school year! " - Carmelo Sortino, CHS Math Teacher

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