The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. has raised more than $450,000 for Capital Projects, Academic Programs, Extra-Curricular Activities, Classroom Technology and the Performing Arts Center. Funds are sought through Special Events, Annual Fund campaign, Grants, Planned Giving and Naming Opportunities to further support our schools today and in the future.

SPECIAL EVENTS: The Community Partnership hosts two major special events annually that succeed -- not only in raising funds for the district -- but also bringing the community together and creating awareness of the needs of the largest district in Atlantic County. An annual Designer Bag Bingo and Beer Tasting event are also held annually. This year we are adding a Food Truck Festival! 

ANNUAL FUND: No donation is too small! Your annual donation will help ensure Egg Harbor Township Public Schools continue to provide the highest possible quality of education now and in the future. In the past, schools have not had to budget for high-tech security equipment. Those days are over.  Schools no longer have a choice but to take action and to be proactive.  In coordination with the District, we are launching the SAFE (School Action For Emergencies) Annual Fund Campaign to address critical security and safety needs in the District head-on. Our goal is to raise $100,000 so that every EHT school can be equipped with the newest technology prior to the start of school in September 2018. Your donation – no matter how big or small -- WILL help achieve that goal.  

SPONSORSHIP SIGNATURE OPPORTUNITIES at Egg Harbor Township High School will be offered to business sponsors through the Community Partnership. The signs initially be hung on the perimeter fencing of the Egg Harbor Township High School football field that surrounds the turf field at the Bruce W. Wohlrab Sports Complex, where a variety of varsity sports competitions are played year-round when school is in session. Signage will be offered in two formats. Option 1: 3.5’ x 8’ 3mm Polymetal Sign or Option 2: 3.5’ x 8’ digital printed Mesh Banner sign.  Sign sponsorship will also include electronic business logo ‘signage’ on the district’s new ‘Hometown Heroes’ webpage.  Because the signs will be located on school property, messages that permit alcoholic beverage consumption, tobacco products of any kind, and products of ‘adult’ nature will be prohibited. All advertisements must be student-friendly and school-appropriate and will be subject to Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approval. 

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES: Funded by the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc., in cooperation with the Egg Harbor Township School District, our Naming Rights branding campaign is available to corporations to have their corporate logo and name on areas of every Egg Harbor Township school.  At Egg Harbor Township High School, for example, there are Naming opportunities on the tennis courts, pool, football stadium areas, scoreboards, performing arts center, multiple gymnasiums, weight room, cafeteria, hallways, school store, meeting rooms and more. 

MATCHING FUNDS: Many corporations in New Jersey have programs that will match the charitable donations of their employees' dollar for dollar. The power of matching gifts is an excellent way to show your support for the public school children of Egg Harbor Township. Please ask your employer if they are a Matching Gift participant.

PLANNED GIVING (Click Here): There are many ways to secure your assets and make a meaningful and lasting gift through bequests, trusts, gifts of insurance, and more. Please consider giving the gift of education to Egg Harbor Township students by naming the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. in your Will, Living Trust or Insurance Policy or gifting Real Estate, Personal Property, Stock or Securities and enjoy the tax benefits of giving to an IRS-registered non-profit public charity.

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS: A Charitable Bequest is a gift made through a will and is an ideal way to give without affecting your current cash flow. Charitable bequests are revocable, flexible, and can provide estate tax advantages. Bequests are often used to create a Named Fund to honor an individual or a family.

GRANTS: Grants are another way that the Community Partnership competitively seeks alternate funding for the students of Egg Harbor Township. If your company is a granting organization please contact the Community Partnership at (609) 646-8441, ext. 1017 or via email to gregorye@eht.k12.nj.us



Academic Enhancement: The Community Partnership is committed to supporting new and innovative ways to enhance academic achievement and to provide additional instructional tools needed to help Egg Harbor Township students reach their academic potential and pursue higher education goals.

Utilizing grant funds, the Community Partnership provided the funding needed to pilot a hands-on equestrian academic program with Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) for at-risk students. Additionally, when Egg Harbor Township High School found itself in a budget quandary, the Community Partnership assisted by helping to pay the cost for students taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests. The Community Partnership also funded Alder Avenue Middle School’s Renaissance Program, a goal-oriented academic and character education incentive program for students and supported the attendance of Egg Harbor Township Teachers of the Year at the annual County celebratory luncheon.

Technology Upgrades: This initiative supports the district’s goal of preparing all students for the 21st Century by providing learning environments that include technology-enriched large group multimedia instructional settings in every classroom with video/data projection and appropriate sound systems.

Recognizing the need for an Alumni Website for Egg Harbor Township graduates to reconnect with their former classmates and teachers, the Community Partnership is hosting Egg Harbor Township School District’s new Alumni website http://ehtalumni.org.

Additionally, the Community Partnership purchased interactive classroom technology for Alder Avenue Middle School that makes classroom learning more fun for students and gives teachers the immediate feedback needed to gauge and measure student retention of subject material, thus determining the need for further review of material or the confidence to move on to the next lesson.

Extra-Curricular Activities: Research shows that children involved in extra-curricular activities, including athletics and the arts, are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and develop stronger critical thinking, self-discipline, and problem-solving skills.

Grant funds have allowed the Community Partnership to provide a percussion music program in 2011 and 2012 for students at Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School. The Percussion Workshop program offers students who would otherwise be unable to afford to purchase or rent a musical instrument, the opportunity to experience fun, hands-on instrument instruction in a non-traditional classroom setting. The Community Partnership also provided lacrosse safety equipment and uniforms to help establish varsity and junior varsity boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs at Egg Harbor Township High School and a Tennis Starter Kit for the district’s after-school program.

Land Acquisition: Planning for the future is a major concern. To meet the explosive student population growth needs, the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. will use Land Acquisition donations to purchase land that will be used for future educational and recreational facilities for the public school children.

Capital Projects: Tax-deductible donations made to the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. will empower donors to literally build the future. Funds will be used to build new Egg Harbor Township public schools and/or renovate and expand existing academic buildings, facilities, and grounds.

Proceeds from two Community Partnership-hosted dinner dances held in 2008 and 2009 were used to fund the high school’s new LED Marquee Sign project. The Community Partnership funded all sign-related expenses including required Township permits, engineering designs, land surveys, and construction drawings; construction materials, labor, electrical and cable installation, and landscaping.

 




 



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Donations are vital to our mission of providing access and opportunity to students, and there are many ways to contribute. The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, as identified by the IRS. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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