The Somers Education Foundation (SEF), established in 1994, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of parents, school representatives and community members. SEF supports Somers schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich the educational experience and are not funded by the district’s budget.
As of January, 2023, SEF surpassed the $1.6 MILLION mark in grants and scholarships awarded.
New in 2023
SEF is honored to fund so many initiatives during each school year and now we are making an effort to follow up and show the community these projects in action. The Celebration Committee has been formed and we are making an effort to reach out to each of our grant winners to learn more about the execution of their exciting project and to ask a few questions to see how we can best support the initiatives moving forward. This new committee is also hoping to make sure we're meeting the goals of the parents, teachers and students while celebrating the advancements SEF has aided in our community. We look forward to showcasing our grants and encouraging others to apply for funding towards their projects.
We need your help to continue our mission. Please make a donation and support our efforts.
Mark your calendar and join us for lots of FUN fundraising events throughout the 2017-18 school year!
All our meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to join us!
As of January, 2017, SEF surpassed the $1.5 MILLION mark in grants and scholarships awarded.
The Somers Democratic Club Dinner
What a wonderful night at the Somers Democratic Club Dinner, where the Somers Education Foundation received the Community Appreciation Award in recognition of our grantmaking and scholarship awarding abilities for the children of Somers. We have now awarded $1.6 million since our 1994 founding. I was so honored to represent SEF along with Lindsay Portnoyand Jeff Feldman. Friday, June 16 has been designated SEF Day in Somers and Sunday, June 18 has been designated SEF/Glenn Hintze Day (OMG! :)) in Westchester County. Thank you so much Somers Democratic Club (Lorne Robbins, Christine Robbins), Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey and Westchester Legislative Chair Mike Kaplowitz!! We are humbled!! Congrats also to my friend Shari R. Gordon for receiving the Democrat of the Year award!
Somers Education Foundation (SEF)
The Somers Education Foundation (SEF), established in 1994, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of parents, school representatives and community members. SEF supports Somers schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich the educational experience and are not funded by the district’s budget. As of January, 2017, SEF surpassed the $1.6 MILLION mark in grants and scholarships awarded.
Achieved in SEF’s 23th year, the total now stands at $1,300,000 and we are on our way to our second million! We have awarded over 380 grants and scholarships ranging from purchasing “SmartBoards” and computer/audio-visual equipment, to uniforms for the fife and drum corps, to funding diversity programs, to supporting our schools Power Libraries and most recently, the expanded Engineering by Design program in the Somers Middle School.
The Somers Education Foundation (SEF) promotes community awareness and support for Somers schools by raising money for programs not funded by the school budget or other school groups. SEF’s objective is to support specific teacher and/or student initiatives and special projects which enrich the educational experience.