Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
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Foundation Committee

President & CEO:
James Dempsey

Vice President & COO:
Susan Smith

Treasurer & CFO:
Kathy Fencik

Secretary &
Executive Assistant
Michele Hart

Committee Members:
Charlene Archer
Sande Cranwell
Marie Foley-Danecker
Christine Duane
Harry Ferguson
Regina Foley
Ed Gilmore
Noelle Grcic
Dave Johnson
Maureen Martin

Key Documents

Letter to the Community

Donation Form

2012 HOF Brochure

Ocean First Charity Challenge

The Foundation is participating in the OceanFirst Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition where organizations in our community compete to raise the most money with the top three teams receiving cash grants from OceanFirst Foundation. OceanFirst is giving away $15,000 in grand prize Challenge grants -- first place will get a $10,000 grand prize. Our fundraising project is called 10 for 10 To Be On Point. The thought behind the name of our fundraiser, 10 for 10 To Be On Point, is that if alumni and friends can give at least $10, we can win $10,000. We think we can win but and to do so we definitely need your help.

We're out to raise as much money as possible in the four weeks from Apr 14 May 9 to support the "Be On Point" program so we can win that $10,000 grand prize Challenge grant. "Be On Point" is an initiative promoting and supporting respect, responsibility and pride among both high school and middle school students. The goal is to motivate students to take responsibility for their actions, and to demonstrate pride with school, family and community. In addition to creating a positive school environment, the program's primary goal is to reduce discipline problems and bullying issues and increase student attendance.

To help now, please visit the Ocean First Chartiy Challenge website and view the great video that was made by the high-school students. Give whatever you can -- every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. All donations are tax deductible.

Foundation inducts four new members into HOF

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education held its 16th Annual Hall of Fame dinner on February 28, recognizing three Point Pleasant High School alumni and one community member for all of their work giving back to the school district. The four new members are Jeff King, Class of 1979, Richard “Rick” McGarry, class of 1980, and Rebecca Hoffmaster Muraglia, Class of 1990. Christine Vogler was inducted as a community member during the event, which was held at the Crystal Point.

In addition to the HOF inductions, the Foundation awarded 10 graduating seniors $500 leadership grants to be used to further their education. This year, the seniors selected by the Foundation for their leadership in school extracurricular and academics are Jamie Gilmore, Elizabeth Brennan, Emily Smith, Kiera O’Gorman, Travis Dunham, Thomas Martin, Colleen Callander, Julie Welde, Samuel Haber and Angelo Falabella. The Foundation also recognized 12 faculty members for their dedication to the students.

Attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner, and the cast of the high school spring musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis” entertained the crowd with some musical numbers.

According to Foundation President and CEO James Dempsey, 289 people attended the dinner this year, which will help to raise money for next’s year scholarships and grants.

2013 Triathlon

Our 2013 Sprint Triathlon had over 240 participants in 8 different events and raised over $2,500 for the Foundation. The 2014 Triathlon will take place on Sunday, Oct 5th.

Please visit the DQ Events website for details and more information including fees and route maps.

Contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

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