Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills
- New Jersey
The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to enhancing continued educational excellence for Millburn Public Schools by providing financial support for innovative and progressive improvements that enrich the academic experience.
Currently, the NJ state legislature strictly caps annual school budget increases at 2%. However, the budget must still cover state and federal mandated programs, and increases in energy and insurance costs (which have been growing at a rate far exceeding 2%). The Board of Education struggles annually to make difficult budget choices: maintaining programs, balancing class sizes, and retaining excellent teachers. In this environment, it is very difficult to add new programs and upgrade classroom technology – that is where the Education Foundation steps in!
The Foundation, which is run entirely by dedicated volunteers, raises funds through generous private donors, membership dues, grants and fundraising events. Our collective vision is to enhance student learning and prepare our students with the tools and self-confidence to reach their dreams.
Over the years we have raised nearly 3 million dollars to fund innovative, progressive technology and program, enhancing the Millburn Public Schools' curriculum. Last year we gifted 21 grants over $185,000 to all of the Millburn public schools.
The Education Foundation invites you to join us in our continued mission of ensuring excellence!