The Princeton Education Foundation (PEF) today announced a gala and auction to benefit the district’s public school students onSaturday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street in Princeton.
In addition to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, the evening will feature the music of the Princeton High School a cappella group Around Eight, and members of the high school’s award-winning Studio Band. An auction will run throughout the evening, when bidders may compete for items ranging from original artwork, to gift certificates to Princeton’s finest restaurants, to a helicopter trip to New York.
“Everyone has a great time and knows that their money is going to where it is most needed in PEF’s efforts to support programming for students of the Princeton Public School District," said Claire Percarpio, a member of the PEF board and gala committee. "Before my work with PEF, I didn't realize that Princeton has a large population of children that receive free or subsidized breakfast, lunch and after-school programs that would otherwise be unavailable to them."
“We are an incredibly fortunate community,” said PEF Board President Barbara Prince. “The people in Princeton understand the enormous importance of standing by our public schools and are active in their support. Last year’s gala sold out and we expect the same will happen this year.”
Major sponsorship of the evening has already been provided by the W. Bryce Thompson Foundation, Ernest Bock & Sons, Inc., and PNC Bank, Nassau Street Office.
Tickets range from $130 to $250 to $500 per person. The higher levels include a listing in the event program and the PEF Newsletter. To purchase tickets visitwww.pefjn.org
. All tickets will be held at the door.
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Since 1995, the Princeton Education Foundation has been a bridge between the Princeton community and its public schools, encouraging private philanthropy to enhance public education for students at all levels. Since its inception, PEF has contributed over $1 million to the Princeton Public Schools for capital improvements, educational programs and teacher support.
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