Education

Foundation

SOMERSET  HILLS

2019-2020 Major initiative

ABOUT US

WHAT IS SHEF?

Founded in 1996, the Somerset Hills Education Foundation (SHEF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and provide educational opportunities through innovative programs for the benefit of the students of The Somerset Hills School District, which includes students from Bernardsville, Far Hills, Peapack, Gladstone and Bedminster.

Independent, not-for-profit, and run solely by volunteers for over 17 years, SHEF has provided more than $900,000 in donations to The Somerset Hills School District since 1996 through teacher initiated project grants and major initiatives funding.

 

Past MAJOR INITIATIVES

$3,000 to Bedwell | Peters Valley School of Craft

Multi-day program for demonstration and exploration of various crafts

$3,000 Bernardsville Middle School | Artist In Residence

Employ an artist to work with students and speak to them about careers in the arts

$3,000 Bernardsville High School | Composer In Residence

Employ a composer to work with students to create an original composition and discuss the composition process, music theory and careers in music

$10,000 District | Music Department

Help fund a new Steinway piano to replace the one in the Performing Arts Center

Purchased Chromebooks & Classroom Library Books for Students

 
SHEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SHEF is managed by a group of committed trustees who along with a host of other volunteers, donate their time and expertise to the organization.  

 

For information on becoming a SHEF Trustee, please email SHEF at shefnj2015@gmail.com or

call 908-204-1930 Ext. 1344.

We want our students to stand on their toes and reach for the stars...

Position Open

CHAIR

Andrea McGee

VICE CHAIR

Arlene Ward

TREASURER

Position Open

GRANT COORDINATOR

Position Open

SECRETARY

TRUSTEES

Jennifer Adams

Samantha Frenda

Lori Morris

Lou Palma

FACULTY TRUSTEES

Darcey Brooten

Susan Horowitz

Maddalena Violillo

 

EX-OFFICIO

Gretchen Dempsey

SHSD SUPERINTENDENT

Colleen Butler

SHSD ASST. SUPERINTENDENT

FOR CURRICULUM

Heather Santoro

BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

CONTACT SHEF

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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PO Box 684

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  07924

908-204-1930 | x1344

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