RBR Education Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Red Bank Regional Education Foundation (RBREF) is to raise funds to support broad-based, teacher-requested educational grants that benefit the students of RBR through a wide range of educational enrichment, most of which is no longer included in a fiscally tight school budget.

The RBREF also coordinates the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon. At this event, RBR students have the opportunity to hear directly from the inductees about the broad variety of career paths that can result from an RBR education.

History

In just 15 years, the RBREF has grown from an excellent idea with limited resources to an organization that has donated over $100,000 to RBR since 2008.

The RBREF was founded in 1997 with a primary focus on the school’s technology needs. In 2001, the Foundation established the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2002, the Foundation broadened its scope with a substantial grant to the Visual and Performing Arts program. More recently, the Foundation also took on the management and staff operations of the school store, The Buc Stop, and introduced two very well-received annual events – Sunday Showcase Concert with Tim McLoone and Day at the Races at Monmouth Racetrack.

A winning combination of committed leaders, a supportive administration, and dedicated volunteers has enabled the RBREF to make a positive impact on the students at RBR.

What we do

  • Meetings – We meet the first Tuesday of each month during the school year (Sept. thru June). Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in Room 140. All are welcome to join in the monthly meetings.
  • Event Coordination – We hold three annual fundraising events: Day at the Races in the fall, Sunday Showcase Concert in the winter, and Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in the spring.
  • Fundraising – We also raise funds to support our mission by:
    • Encouraging donations from parents and alumni
    • Holding an annual sponsorship drive to solicit funds from the local business community. We recently introduced an annual sponsorship drive with various support levels and corresponding public relations benefits that has been well received by the business community. We create a valuable multi-event journal where local businesses can support the RBREF while reaching existing and potential clients.
  • Grant Decisions – We work with RBR Administration to fund grants that benefit the students of RBR. This is an exciting process where members get to see the foundation’s efforts come to life in terms of real benefits to students. To learn more about the grants we have made, click here: RBREFGRANTS

Who we are

  • 2012-2013 Officers
    • President: Paul Noglows
    • Vice President: Taugh Lynch
    • Secretary: Kathleen Brown
    • Treasurer: Ellen Dengler
    • Director of Marketing: Kathleen Brown
    • Art Director: Nora Monaghan
  • 2012-2013 Board Members
    Dale Bitman Nora Monaghan
    Michelle Carrano Paul Noglows
    Ellen Dengler Daniel O”Hern, Jr.
    Jean Kelly Kelly Senkeleski
    Taugh Lynch Karin Sidun
    Alice McKeon Stanely Sickels
    Patty Metlitz Jaqueline Caruso-Smith
    Cindy Neff Stuart Tartarone
    William Wetzel, Emeritus

How you can help

  • Volunteer – Join an event committee or help with our annual sponsorship drive
  • Make a Donation – Contributions of all amounts are welcome. Send your donation to: Red Bank Regional Education Foundation, 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver, NJ 07739.
  • Get Involved – Come to a meeting and learn more. All are invited.

For more information, please email rbr.ed.found@comcast.net or call Paul Noglows at 732 345-0447.