Education

Madison Education Foundation (MEF) Announces $5,000 Enrichment Grant from ConnectOne Bank

17c1ec494596afa2c392_P1020631.jpeg
MEF Co-Vice Pres. Sara Burnet and Pres. Clare Sievers, ConnectOne Bank Vice Pres. and Branch Mgr, Chris Nyzio. MEF Co-Vice Pres. Diane Ryan and CNOB employees Maria Dolores and Cindy Eberenz.
17c1ec494596afa2c392_P1020631.jpeg

Madison, NJ, - The Madison Education Foundation (MEF) announced a $5000 grant was received by The ConnectOne Bank located at 300 Main street this month. "The ConnectOne Bank Enrichment Grant will further the work of MEF, whose mission is to award grants to all teachers in Madison public schools for initiatives that energize the creative and academic lives of students, but are above and beyond the school budget and we are thrilled about the continued generous support.," said the MEF Board. 

“ConnectOne Bank continues to demonstrate its commitment to public education in Madison through this unrestricted $5,000 grant,” says MEF President Clare Sievers.  “We were delighted to approve $75,000 in educational enrichment grants in mid-December and will announce our Winter Cycle grants in mid-March.  A gift of $5,000 has a real impact on bringing teacher-initiated ideas to life for our District’s students.”

Last year, MEF awarded more than $90,000 in grants impacting students across five schools.  “We are so encouraged to see an increase in cross-curricular grant application submissions,” says Sievers. “Madison educators are researching the latest tools and technologies available in their respective fields and then bringing that innovation to their classrooms through MEF support.”
 
Sign Up for E-News

“We are proud to continue our work with the Madison Education Foundation, an organization that has made a significant impact on public education by equipping New Jersey’s teachers with the tools they need to help students thrive,” said ConnectOne Bank’s Chief Lending & Relationship Officer Elizabeth Magennis. “As a community bank, serving and giving back to our local communities is in our DNA, and we’re proud to play a small part in MEF’s mission to inspire and enrich education.”

Area businesses that would like to support the work of MEF are invited to contact Clare Sievers at sieversc@verizon.net.  More information about the Foundation and a complete list of grants may be found at www.mefnj.org
 
Madison Education Foundation
The Madison Education Foundation (MEF) awards grants to Pre-K-12 Madison District 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 300 grants totaling approximately  $1,100,000. MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1093, Madison, NJ 07940 or submitted online. Visit www.mefnj.org or e-mail info@mefnj.org for more information.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Madison

Morris County Mosquito Control: Drain Standing Water to Reduce Asian Tiger Mosquito Population

May 22, 2018

With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other varieties that come out ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

A 'Gold Card' for Morris County Parents, Guardians of Killed Military

May 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi today announced the launch of the "Gold Star Parent ID Card Program" that allows Morris County parents, legal guardians or other legal custodians of members of the military who died while on active duty to access certain benefits, such as discounts extended to military families.

"Gold Star Parents can now ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!