Mt. Laurel Schools Board of Education receives check from Mt. Laurel Public Education Fund

On Sept. 20 The Mt. Laurel Public Education Fund presented the Mt. Laurel Schools Board of Education with a $30,000 check from last year’s Mt. Laurel Public Education Fund Golf Classic. From left: fund trustee and assistant superintendent Robert Wachter Jr., board president Maureen Sojka, trustees Gary Overman, Yvonne Schwartz, Michael Wright and Keisha Taylor, and superintendent George Rafferty.

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Mt. Laurel Schools Board of Education, The Mt. Laurel Public Education Fund Board of Trustees presented the Mt. Laurel Schools BOE with a check for $30,000. The check represented proceeds from the Fund’s 21st Annual Golf Classic held last September .

The Mt. Laurel Education Fund, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation formed in 1994 to broaden support for quality education in the Mt. Laurel Public Schools.

A Board of Trustees comprised of volunteers who donate their time, expertise and resources for Mount Laurel’s children governs the Fund.

Proceeds from this tournament have contributed more than $790,000 over the past twenty years to the Mount Laurel Schools.

In the 2016–2017 school year , the Public Education Fund contributions will sustain tutoring grants for students, as well as innovative project grants for staff.

The majority of the funds raised will continue to be dedicated to retention of after-school clubs and related activities.

The 22nd Annual Public Education Fund Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Laurel Creek Country Club.

This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of former Fund Trustee Debbie Joy Tiagwad, who died in January. In honor of her many years of dedicated service to the Fund, the first annual Debbie Tiagwad Community Service Award will be granted at the tournament.