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Who We Are

About Us

CEF’s vision is to be the leading philanthropic partner for the School District of the Chathams for collaborating on innovative ideas to enrich education, support future-focused initiatives, and build a sustainable source of funding through an endowment.

The School District of the Chathams (SDOC) has a long history and ongoing reputation for educational excellence. In our 29th year, Chatham Education Foundation has funded over $1.7 million in grants directly to SDOC that bring innovation to our schools to maintain and enhance this level of excellence.

In addition to annual grant funding of $100,000, Chatham Education Foundation established an endowment to address increasing strains on SDOC’s budget. Chatham Education Foundation’s goal is to create a $4 million endowment to support Chatham students for years to come.

Once fully funded, a $3 million Permanent Endowment will yield approximately $150,000 per year in perpetuity for curriculum-enhancing grants for generations of students.

An additional $1 million Term Endowment will help to protect our school district from budget shocks and crises. Chatham Education Foundation welcomes and appreciates your support as we help the district aim higher!

"I am grateful to Chatham Education Foundation for its commitment to the long-term financial stability of the district, especially during
this time of uncertainty, and for providing an important avenue for bolstering the educational experience of our students in a sustainable way."

Dr. Michael LaSusa, Superintendent

Our Impact

  • Years of Service


  • Grants Provided


  • Lifetime Grant $ Awarded


  • Students Impacted Annually


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