MADISON, NJ – Madison Education Foundation has received a $5,000 enrichment grant from ConnectOne Bank. 
 
“Over the years, ConnectOne Bank has been such a committed supporter of public education in Madison,” said Clare Sievers the Madison foundation’s co-president. “Because of this unrestricted, $5,000 grant, ConnectOne Bank continues to make a lasting impact on Madison public schools and our students.”

The grant will help the Madison foundation award grants to teachers at Madison public schools for initiatives that energize the creative and academic lives of students but are above and beyond the school budget.
 
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 “We at ConnectOne Bank are proud to continue our work with MEF, an organization that has made a significant impact on public education by providing Madison’s teachers with the tools they need to help students become more creative critical thinkers,” said ConnectOne Bank’s Executive Vice President Elizabeth Magennis. 

“A part of ConnectOne Bank’s mission is to invest in the growth and development of our local communities, and we’re proud to support the positive impact that MEF is making in moving education forward.” 
 
Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1093, Madison, NJ 07940 or submitted online. For more information about the foundation, visit mefnj.org. 

The Madison Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that 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. The foundation has awarded more than 300 grants totaling more than $1 million since it was established in 2003.