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Turning Leaves Benefit Funds 25 Preschool Tuitions

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Pictured L to R:Joe Whall, PNC, Peggy Iocolino, PNC, Molly Dunn, PA Director, Rick Thoeni, PA Board President, Petra McKenzie, PNC, Rox-Jan Cantillo,PNC Morris Hills Banking,and Jason Beyersdorfer,PNC
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L to R:  Judy Pierce of Morristown, Benefit Committee Co-chair,Kathy Effner, Rick Thoeni, Preschool Advantage Board President,Rita McCleary, and Bette Simmons of Morristown, Benefit Committee Co-chair
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Morristown, New Jersey –   Preschool Advantage held its annual Turning Leaves Benefit on Thursday, October 20th at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park.  Proceeds from the evening will provide funding for preschool tuitions for 25 children whose families cannot afford quality preschool. 

 “We have been proud to provide financial support to Preschool Advantage for many years under PNC Grow Up Great.   Extensive research indicates that the return on investments in high quality early education and school readiness initiatives are significant and long lasting; impacting our children, our society and the health of our economy for generations to come.”, Joe Whall, Senior Vice President at PNC told the guests as he highlighted the many synergies between the missions of Preschool Advantage mission and PNC’s Grow Up Great program.

Special recognition was also given to long-time supporters The Shelley Kutikoff Memorial Scholarship Fund/The Family of Shelley Kutikoff and partner preschool Rainbow Montessori School of Madison.

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Preschool Advantage thanked their board of trustees for dedicating their time and talent to this successful evening.  Community Circle sponsors included Carol and Ray Hawkins, AEPG Wealth Strategies, Judy Pierce and Kevin Coakley, Christina and Jon Dorando, Jennifer and Vincent Maffucci, and Wiley Malehorn Sirota & Raynes. 

Preschool Advantage is a non-profit organization with the vision that all children should have access to high quality early education.  Preschool Advantage partners with 17 area preschools to fund preschool tuition for children whose families cannot afford it. Together with its donors, supporters, volunteers, and community partners, Preschool Advantage seeks to provide opportunities for a lifetime of learning that will create a better world for its students, their families, and the community.  To sponsor a child or to learn more about Preschool Advantage, please call 973-532-2501 or visit the website at www.preschooladvantage.org.

 

 

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