Creating Possible
April 2015 



Spring Grants Cycle Underway


Our spring grants cycle deadline was March 15th and SEF received 21 proposals, for a total of more than $248,000 in requested funds, for consideration.  

The Grants Committee will be meeting over the next month to review proposals and recommend funding levels.  Stay tuned for our Spring grants announcement.

Spring Newsletter 

Our spring newsletter arrived in Summit mailboxes a few weeks ago, featuring stories about recent grants and our honor roll of donors. We feature the Robotics Clubs, Learning Gardens, news on student projects in the SHS Science Research program, and an update on the iPad initiative at LCJSMS.  

 Check it out here.

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Sold Out Casino Night a Big Success


Thanks to all who attended or supported our annual Casino Night on March 13th at the Elks Club.  This sold out event raised nearly $95,000 for SEF grants in our public schools.  


As in past years, SEF donors brought lots of energy and enthusiasm to this evening of music, gambling and bidding on donated gift packages.  Auction items included sports tickets and memorabilia, an outdoor movie party, golf outings and fine wines.  


Event co-chairs Kelly Iacovelli, Key Michel and Jenna Smith along with their committee, put together a very special evening for parents from each school in the district to come together to celebrate and support a great cause.  


Casino Night Co-Chairs (l-r): Jenna Smith, Key Michel, Kelly Iacovelli

A special thank you to all of the business contributors who donated auction items, food and services to make the night a success.  Please frequent these local businesses who support our schools.  

2015 Casino Night Business Contributors

ABC Rental

Align Wellness Studio

American Holistic Health Care

The Bar Method of Summit

Batavia Café


Blow In Blow Out

Bravo/Embassy Suites

Breakaway Prep

Brownie Points Bakery

Camp Riverbend

CanDo Fitness

Centercourt Athletic Club 


College Nannies and Tutors

Color Me Mine

The Connection for Women and Families

David Black Literary Agency

DeBary Inn

Deutsche Bank Championship


Donna Donaldson Home & Interiors

Doria's Pizzeria and Restaurant

Dwight Hiscano Photographs and Portraits

The Eatery

Edible Arrangements of Summit

Epic Academy Sports

ETC @ Suburban Paint

Ethos Spa

Exhale - Summit

Fan Bistro

The Farm - Elizabeth Kaupp

Faux Paws Wholesome Pet Shop

Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen


Five Star Driving School


Girl From Ipanema Spa

The Grand Summit Hotel

Harmony Landscaping and Property Management

In A Stitch Designs, Elaine Chong 

International Military Antiques, Inc  - Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cranmer

Joinus Nails

José's Mexican Cantina

K2 Fitness and Performance

Kent Place Communications, Melissa Sheer

Kidville Summit

Kings - Summit

The Ko Firm

Kramer Portraits

La Focaccia

La Pastaria

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School

Learning Rx of Short Hills, NJ

Liberty Cleaners

The Little Gym of Summit

LIVE with Kelly & Michael/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Lois Schneider Realtor

Marco Polo Restaurant of Summit


Master Yoo's Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do

The Matinee Club

McCool's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

The Meat House 

The Meredith Vieira Show

Momentum Cycling and Fitness

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Mondo Retailers

Morris Animal Inn

Motion Fitness Club

Natale's Summit Bakery

New York Giants Football

New York Red Bulls

NJ Staged 2 Sell

Nobu New York

Oliver Browne and Sons Electrical Contracting, LLC

On the Ball Soccer Camp

Panda - Summit

Paper Mill Playhouse

The Paper Source

Parker's Petals


Pascarella Bros. Delicatessen

Passion for Spices, LLC

   Lynette Peluso-Conn


Pizza Vita

Plant Solutions Organic Tree and Lawn Care and Landscape Design

Pure Barre - New Providence, NJ

Pure Simple Wellness, Elizabeth Girouard

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Royal Executive Limousine Service, Inc.

Sandler O'Neill & Partners, LP, James J. Dunne III

Scalini Fedeli

Shop Rite - Springfield, NJ

Simply Chic Styling

Somerset Patriots

Stratton Mountain Resort

Sum It Up Lacrosse/Laura Gump

Summit Area YMCA

Summit Bagel

Summit Diner

The Summit Elks Club

Summit Health and Bodyworks

Summit High School

  -Art Department

  -Theatre Department

  -Boys Lacrosse

  -Girls Lacrosse

  -Varsity Football

  -Varsity Soccer

Summit Soundz Entertainment

The Sweat Factory

Sweet Nothings


Thibaut Inc.

Thompson Sporting Goods

Tito's Burritos - Summit

The Toy Professor

Towne Delicatessen

Universal Pictures

Village Trattoria

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

von b interiors, inc.  -  Andrea Brodfuehrer

Wall Art by Mike, LLC

Walt Disney World

What A Dish

Willow Street

Woodhouse Day Spa

Woodloch Pines Resort

Wool and Grace

World of Rock in Summit

Zappia's Gourmet Delicatessen

Zipf Construction LLC

Zoku Salon

Together, we can make possible a reality