20 years of providing new learning                      experiences for Glen Ridge students
Glen Ridge Educational Foundation

About the Glen Ridge Educational Foundation

The Glen Ridge Educational Foundation enhances educational opportunities and promotes community involvement in the Glen Ridge public schools. The organization attracts private financial and other resources to help the Glen Ridge School District trial and implement programs that elevate student achievement in today’s competitive world. This not-for-profit group is endorsed by, though independent of, the Glen Ridge School District. Led by corporate and community leaders, the organization identifies, incubates and funds innovative teaching and learning programs that the school budget does not have the leeway to address.  Over the last 20 years the Foundation has granted more than  $1.3 million dollars to projects and programs in the Glen Ridge Public Schools.


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Two Decades of Funding Projects for All Glen Ridge Students


For more than 20 years, the GREF has raised over $1,300,000 to fund projects that affect students of every age in all disciplines.  These projects include:

  • Ridgewood Avenue School  Auditorium Renovation
  • Virtual High School
  • Communications Project / TV Studio
  • Lucy Calkins Writing Program
  • Leveled Reading Libraries at Forest and Linden
  • Junior Great Books
  • Impact Concussion Project
  • Foreign Language Lab
  • Equipment to enhance fitness education at the High School
  • Macbeth: The Rock Musical – written, directed and produced by the High School Drama Club
  • CAD Lab
  • Staff Development for Teachers
  • Programs and Technology for Special Needs Students
  • Hundreds of Mini-Grants
Recent STEM projects include:
  • Synergistics Lab at Ridgewood Avenue
  • High School Robotics Team and 8th grade class – electronics equipment
  • 3D printer for CAD and engineering classes at Middle and High Schools
  • teentech™ – conference for High School girls interested in exploring STEM-based career options
Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation funds innovative programs that increase the academic excellence of our Glen Ridge schools and elevate student achievement in today’s competitive world.   Please contribute to our continuing effort to support our students by adding the 6th grade science lab to the list of projects that would not be available without GREF funding.

Board of Trustees

Anne Alix  Bill Bourne • Glen Bronstein • Sunita Chaudhuri • Art Dawson • Ali Hilberth • David Lefkovits • Ann Marie Linke • Jim Lisovicz • John Mucciolo Maureen Mycka • Bill Potter • Ed Rowley • Gwen Schoenfeld • Linda Seyffarth • Anthony Turiano • Fran Wong  • Tom Wright

The Glen Ridge Educational Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and qualify for corporate matching programs.  Donations can also be made if the form of securities which may be advantageous in regards to capital gains.  For additional information please email theGREF@comcast.net and consult your tax professional. Tax ID Number 22-3258018.