Please join the REF team as an Associate or Board Member. It takes many volunteers to make our events successful and we appreciate any time you have to lend. From selling ads for the Ad Journal to helping decorate for a celebration or volunteering a shift in a house on the Kitchen Tour, there is something to match every skill set and talent. Apply for a Board Member position here. To join as an Associate or volunteer, please contact us.
We look forward to welcoming many more volunteers to the REF as we work together to make our schools the best they can be!
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of Deane-Porter and Forrestdale School students through fundraising and a grant process.
Since 1995, Rumson Education Foundation (REF) has awarded $3.5M in grants.
How it was spent? What are the current campaigns?
REF Golf Classic Fore Education 2023
Wednesday 20th September
at Rumson Country Club
Tickets for golf and dinner/ auction available!
Tickets are limited. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event!
A huge thank you to all the Rumson Kitchen Tour sponsors, vendors, home owners, tour guests and volunteers. We look forward to doing it all again in 2025!
Photo credit: Emily Billington
Last month the REF completed a four-year, $800,000 grant request made by Dr. Bormann and the Board of Education for the purchase of flexible furniture for the Deane-Porter and Forrestdale Schools. Thanks to our wonderful community, the students and teachers now have new mobile desks, cubbies, bookshelves, storage cabinets, writable cloud tables, marker boards, stackable Oodle stools and more!
See our short YouTube video to find out who we are and what we do!
Did you know when you make a gift, you can request a matching gift from your employer, who then makes their own gift? Companies usually match gifts at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio!
Simply check the box 'Get my company to match my donation' in the form below.
Gifting appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds means a larger gift and a larger tax-deduction.
Avoid capital gains tax on appreciated stock!
Receive income tax charitable deduction!
Potential for corporate matching!
Please support the REF's goal of maintaining the highest level of excellence within Rumson Schools for the benefit of its 912 aspiring students, dedicated educators, and this wonderful community as a whole.
Please make a gift online below or send in a check.
Checks for any amount may be payable to:
Rumson Education Foundation
PO Box 395
Rumson, NJ 07760
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