MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown Educational Foundation surpassed their annual goal for this year's annual talent show by $25,000. The MEF hoped to raise $100,000 but was "so grateful' that they were able to raise $125,000 for the 10 schools in the Morris School District. The annual Morristown Onstage was held at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on March 1. 

"We are incredibly grateful to our entire community for its overwhelming support of this annual event which sold out in less than three days", said Molly Servais, Morristown Onstage Chair and Morris Educational Foundation Trustee. "We are thrilled to have raised the most ever in our talent show's 10 year history and to highlight the incredible talent in our area.  The Morris Educational Foundation is an integral part of the Morris School District and this fund raising event furthers the Foundation's ability to distribute financial and other resources to the Morris School District." 

Back in 2008, five MEF board members came up with the idea of the talent show while sitting around a kitchen table. That year, the event raised $16,000 and the performers performed in front of a couple hundred people. This year the performers performed to a sold out crowd of 1319 and raised over $125,000.

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When thinking back to have far the event has come, Kim Pistner, chair of the board of trustees of the MEF said, "The event can only be described as evolutionary". 

The MEF congratulated the winners; Jay and Myles (19 & Over), Julianna Belles (18 & Under), Treble Threats (Audience Choice) and Shannon Melody Burns (Rossoff Rising Star as well as  thanked their sponsors, playbill advertisers and ticket buyers who supported Morristown ONSTAGE. 

Education Champion Headline Sponsors:
Morristown Medical Center
 
Show Sponsor:
Beyer Automotive Group
Mill Creek Residential
 
Prize Sponsor:
Provident Bank
 
Red Carpet Video Sponsor:
Morristown Animal Hospital
 
Audience Choice Sponsor:
Bressler Amery Ross
Mark Livingston, Merrill Lynch
 
MHS Theater Department Sponsor:
The Croonquist Group of Janney Montgomery Scott
 
Partner Sponsors:
Mark Gleckner, DMD
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Nusbaum, Stein, Goldstein, Bronstein & Kron
Wiley Malehorn Sirota & Raynes
 
Dessert Reception Sponsor:
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
 
Talent Sponsors:
BMW of Morristown
Michele & George Becker
The Crawford Home Selling Team/Keller Williams
Delta Dental
FirstEnergy Foundation
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Normandy Real Estate Partners
Porzio Bromberg & Newman
PSEG
Randolph Dental
Regal Tax Advisors
Riker Danzig
David Singer, DDS
Marc & Melissa Spiotta
Sang & Fred Sporer
Toyota of Morristown
Marcie & Glenn Yarnis