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Millstone Township Foundation for Educational Excellence (MTFEE) raised more than $19,000 from its Fifth “Casino Night.” MTFEE is a non-profit organization devoted to funding grants for items that nurture extraordinary educational experiences for every student in the Millstone Township Public Schools and are beyond the scope of the general school budget. The event, which included a variety of casino games, was held at the American Hotel in Freehold on February 3. There were more than 100 gift basket and silent auction items for attendees to win.
The top three sponsors were:
• AllState – Sharer & Associates (Millstone Township) • Ray Catena (Freehold)
• Saker ShopRite’s
Other sponsors included:
• Castle Consulting (Hightstown)
• Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home/ Robert McGirr (Freehold Twp)
• Cobra Power Systems (Millstone Township)
• Colonial Air Stream (Lakewood and Millstone Township)
• DeRose Family (Millstone Township)
• Dunkin Donuts (Howell)
• Edison Pizza/The Mandrucci Family (Millstone Township)
• Griggs Family (Millstone Township)
• Hill Wallack Attorneys at Law LLP (Princeton, Cedar Knolls and
Yardley, PA)
• Knob Hill Golf Club (Manalapan)
• Normand Family (Millstone Township)
• Pallante Designs (Red Bank)
• Reid Malvin Financial Group (Tinton Falls)
• South Brunswick Animal Hospital
• Thrive/Level/La Rocca Family (Millstone Township) • Total Warehouse Solutions (East Brunswick)
• Vesuvios Family Restaurant (Millstone Township)
• Windsor Dermatology (East Windsor)
The foundation operates independently from the school district and replenishes its grant fund exclusively through private donations and its fundraising efforts. It has awarded more than $530,300 in grants to Millstone Township schools since 2002. MTFEE grants, which have been awarded at every grade level and in every discipline, have included fu- ture-ready classrooms, STEAM enrichment programs, learning lab, book rooms, professional development, fitness equipment, SMARTBoards®, mobile computer and iPadTM labs, and a rock climbing wall.
There are currently more than 60 MTFEE-funded grant programs run- ning. Every child that matriculates through the school district will in some way benefit from an MTFEE-funded grant. MTFEE is a member of New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership and The National Con- sortium of State and Local Education Foundations (NCEFS).