The Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization established to enhance and expand educational opportunities for more than 600 students in the two schools of the Tewksbury Township district. The TEF generates and distributes financial and other resources to bridge the gap between the needs of our schools and limited state funding available for our district.
Funds raised through generous private donations, grants and special events are used to directly support students, teachers and the administration in their quest for educational excellence now and in the future. Since 1996, the TEF has contributed over $1.6 million to Tewksbury schools in support of programs that will have a meaningful, long-term impact on the entire school community.
Click here to read a letter from the TEF President to the Tewksbury Times on how your support of the TEF can help ensure our children receive a well-rounded education in the 21st century.
The TEF meets with teachers, principals and the superintendent throughout the year to review the ever-changing needs of our schools. Programs are selected to enhance and support the current curriculum. Funds are also used to bolster our district’s operating budget where needed. The TEF also welcomes input from parents and the community via a survey each spring. In 2019-2020, the TEF has budgeted $40,000 to bring an exciting and diverse lineup of enrichment programs to our school district. Each grade receives at least one program in a unique and relevant content area such as robotics, science, poetry, theater, wellness and more.
The Jean Frankel Founder's Award is awarded annually to honor one 8th grade student who shows focus and dedication to enhancing their education both inside and outside the classroom and a commitment to volunteerism.
The TEF offers mini grants to teachers and staff within our school district to provide funding for unique and special programs and/or equipment that wouldn’t otherwise be possible through the school’s budget.