Our Vision

The River Edge Education Foundation seeks to Sustain the excellence of The River Edge Elementary School District for current and future generations by Reaching beyond the parent body to engage the broader community in the ongoing development and enhancement of educational opportunities to maximize each of our children's potential.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a process by which money, grants, bequests and gifts can be collected and channeled to enhance the quality of education in the River Edge Elementary School District.

Our Goal

The goal of the Foundation is to ensure funding for programs which enrich and enhance the educational process but for which funds from traditional sources are unavailable.

What is the River Edge Education Foundation (REEF)?

We are an independent non-profit IRC 501(c)(3) volunteer organization comprised of River Edge residents, committed to enhancing the education experience of students in our elementary schools (New Bridge Center, Roosevelt and Cherry Hill).

We provide a mechanism through which money, grants, bequests and gifts can be collected and channeled to programs and projects that are not part of the annual school budget, but are essential in further enriching our children’s education.

The Foundation goes beyond the scope of traditional fundraising and seeks funds through non-traditional sources such as:

Recurring donations from businesses and institutions

Corporate match programs
Gifts and bequests through wills
Donations via cash, check or PayPal at
The creation of the River Edge-Opoly game
Customized paving bricks
Social fundraisers

Funds raised will support areas such as:

Educational grants submitted by teachers and staff from all 3 schools.

Why we need REEF?

In order to maintain and enhance the quality of our education it is essential to fund programs and technology that will boost creativity, keep our children intellectually challenged, promote and strengthen social consciousness and uphold a cutting edge environment. This will:

Help generate a competitive student body that is well-rounded and equipped for successful entry into the Middle and High Schools and beyond.
Maintain a community with a reputation for having an excellent school system and thus positively impact our real estate values.