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What We Do

The Hopewell Valley Education Foundation (HVEF) is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that enhances the educational experience of the students in all of the Hopewell Valley public schools by funding innovative teacher and staff initiated grants across all curricular areas. Learn about programs we have funded! Some of out recent grants include the Witness Stones history project, providing 3D Printers to all of the schools within HVRSD, the Harkness Learning community, and contributing to elements at each school's outdoor learning communities.

In conjunction with the PTOs, HVEF funds the annual Author in Residence Program which brings an author into the classrooms at each school. We also provide funding to each school's science fairs, and co-host the biannual Parenting Conference along with the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance. In our efforts to bring the schools and community together, we co-sponsor the very popular Senior Luncheons. In addition, HVEF provides $1,000 scholarships to four graduating seniors each year. And, in conjunction with the Dick Fitzpatrick Fund, we provide a scholarship and honor the memory of Dick Fitzpatrick who served as a beloved principal at both Toll Gate Grammar School and Stony Brook Elementary School.

Donations to HVEF come from a variety of sources including corporate and community partners, individual donors, the Take a Seat Program where individuals may engrave a seat in the CHS PAC, the Teacher Recognition Program, where individual donations to HVEF recognize contributions of teachers and staff,  and our annual fundraisers including The Power of 100, the Book Lovers’ Luncheon, and the Boots and Bling Gala and Awards Dinner which celebrates each year's Governor's Award Recipients in HVRSD.  We have worked with both Bristol Myers Squibb and Janssen Pharmaceuticals to bring exciting programs to HVRSD including the Pond at Bear Tavern Elementary School (BMS) and the Nature Harmony Project at HES (Janssen).

Click here to see a list of projects we have funded