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Madison Education Foundation to Host ‘Fall Fête” Adult Gala, Friday November 1st at The Madison Hotel

Christina Haralampoudis, Beth Rutland, Beth Hurley and Maria Jacqmin in the Jacqmin’s Madison residence where the cooking demonstration will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 10:00 – 1:00pm.

The Madison Education Foundation (MEF) will hold its fourth annual adult social, Fall Fête, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1st at The Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Road, Morristown.  The evening will raise funds to support the work of MEF, whose mission is to award grants to K-12 teachers for initiatives that energize the creative and academic lives of students but are above and beyond the school budget.

The evening will feature a silent auction and live music by jazz pianist, Jerry Vezza.  MEF Co-President Mary Schaenen says, “our Gala Committee is creating a smaller silent auction but with more “unique” offerings.”  A very special auction item will be a Mediterranean Cooking Class with accompanying wines donated by Beth Rutland, Beth Hurley, Christina Haralampoudis and Maria Jacqmin which will be held at the Jacqmin’s Madison residence.

“Sixteen very lucky bidders will experience a hands-on cooking demonstration from Beth Rutland in a beautiful Madison home,” says Schaenen. “Beth graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York City, and has worked in a several restaurants, including Serenade in Chatham, and has also been a cooking instructor in several NJ cooking schools, including, 90 Acres Culinary Center in Peapack, Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills and others.”    

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Event tickets were mailed district-wide the last week of September and are priced at $85, which includes all food and beverages.  Registration is also available online at www.mefnj.org. With a top occupancy of 475 for the Ballroom, MEF is recommending early registration

Madison Education Foundation

The Madison Education Foundation (MEF) awards grants to K-12 teachers for initiatives that energize the creative and academic lives of students but are above and beyond the school budget. Since its inception in 2003, MEF has awarded more than $650,000 in grants.  MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 1093 Madison NJ  07940 or submitted online. Visit www.mefnj.org or e-mail info@mefnj.orgfor more information.

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