Join your community in supporting Holmdel School Children!

Once again, TAPinto is a proud media sponsor of the Holmdel Foundation For Educational Excellence ( known as HFEE)  5th Annual Walk/Run/Have Fun event, June 9th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

5th Annual HFEE 5K + Kids Fun Run

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June 9, 2019

8:00 am - 11:00 am

at Bell Works 

101 Crawfords Corner Rd. Holmdel, NJ 07733

Join the HFEE (Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence) for their 5th annual 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, June 9. This year’s race is sure to be another fun community event, with 100% of entries going towards the funding of a new outdoor playground at Village School, and student educational mini-grants. Runners and walkers registered by May 27 will be guaranteed a technical wicking race shirt. Race packets are available for pick up on Sat., June 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Bell Works.

Kids Fun Run (1 mile) : 8:45-9:15 a.m. ; registration ends June 9, 8:00 a.m.

5K : 9:45-11 a.m. ; registration ends June 9, 9:00 a.m. 

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Nothing attests to the strength and vitality of a community like its public school system. In Holmdel, we have always recognized the value of education and have made a commitment to maintaining an outstanding public education for all district students.

Our children are so fortunate to be part of a community where education is held in the highest regard. According to New Jersey Monthly magazine, Holmdel continues to be recognized as the number one high school in Monmouth County.

The margin of excellence that Holmdel public schools enjoy is becoming increasingly more difficult to maintain due to state mandated budget caps and reduced state aid. This is why we need your support now more than ever.

Help us to continue providing the support that our teachers and students need to maintain the current outstanding level of achievement. We invite you to join us in our fundraising efforts to ensure that Holmdel’s public schools remain number one in Monmouth County; for the sake of our students and the future of our community.

Each year HFEE supports a major project to enhance the educational experience of Holmdel students. We are thrilled to announce that this year we are raising funds to build a new playground at Village School!

Play is such an integral part of the social and emotional development of our youngest learners.  A new state of the art playground is a major upgrade to the playgrounds currently on-site and will be enjoyed by Village students for many years to come.                 

You can help maintain the stature of Holmdel Schools!
We need your support! You can help HFEE provide opportunities that the school budget is unable to cover. We do this by providing grants that enhance the educational experience for students to prepare them to meet the challenges of a highly competitive 21st century global economy.

How can you get involved? 
Please make a fully tax-deductible donation to the HFEE on the donate page. Any level of support is greatly appreciated! 

Want to learn more? 
For more information on recent projects and mini-grants, please check out the website and also our HFEE YouTube channel. The videos and music were created for the HFEE by Holmdel High School students. For more information about HFEE click here. 


The Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence was founded in 1996 to bring private funding to Holmdel Public Schools. The Foundation’s goal is to enhance the educational experience of each and every public school student by fostering innovative programs in the areas of Academics, Athletics, and the Arts, and providing funds for the purchase of equipment and other materials used in these programs. The Foundation also enables faculty members and students to undertake a number of unique classroom projects at all grade levels by awarding numerous classroom mini-grants.

The Foundation is governed by parent volunteer Board of Trustees which is separate from that of the School District. The Holmdel Superintendent, the President of the Board of Education, and a representative from each of the four Holmdel schools are permanent Board Trustees. These permanent positions ensure that the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence continues to make appropriate decisions that complement the school districts efforts.   

Investing in the Future through Fundraising:  
Dedicated to enhancing our school district, our community has continuously shown their support through a number of different fundraising efforts. These include our Annual Giving Campaign, our biennial Gala, Battle of the Faculties, and 5K and Kid Fun Run. The Annual Giving Campaign is a wonderful way to show your support. You can make your contribution any time during the year with our secure site                                   

TRUSTEES FOR 2018-2019

Bryan Rukin, Co-Chairperson
Michelle Sottile, Co-Chairperson
Maria Gordon, Vice Chairperson,  Gala 
Scott Rice, Vice Chairperson, Annual Giving
Natalie Dietz, Treasurer
Lauren Podesta, Secretary


Keri Bryceland
Steve Burden
Alison Burgess
Vincent Cheng
Doreen DeMarco
Sean Dowd
Susan Hammer 
Lori Hernando
Dr. Nicole Hazel
Brian Jackman
Brian Kennedy
Bret Klinefelter
Chiung-Yin Cheng Liu
Mike Naughton
Desiree Ostrovsky
David Rabkin

Chris Striano
Wei Zhao