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2019 Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars Set for May 5

This year’s show will celebrate the cultural diversity of our schools and community!

Tickets go on sale in February for the 2019 edition of Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars, which will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 7 pm, in the auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West.

The event is presented by the Cherry Hill Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support innovative educational initiatives for students in the Cherry Hill Public Schools. Now in its 12th year, the show is the Foundation’s signature fundraising event.

This year’s theme is “We Are the World…Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Our Schools and Community.”

This year’s 16 dancing couples are:

  • Brian Bauerle and Noelle Martone
  • Stacy Covelli and Joe DeMarco
  • Jon and Julie Cohen and Lisa Balfour Silver
  • Thomas D’Alessandro and Joyce Anna D’Alessandro
  • Kaelan Faria and Valerie Yuabov
  • Victoria Gervasi and Eduardo Arrieta
  • Dr. Holly Graves and Dr. Sanjay Kasturi
  • Matthew Hutchinson and Allie Schwarz
  • Inez Korff and (TBA)
  • Laarni Kraska and David Lyon
  • Brielle Martone and David Lyon
  • Greg McIntyre and Debbie Rider
  • Tavit Murray and Eleta Eichfeld
  • Robin Rapport and Alan Saperstein
  • Derik Stiegler and Sarah DuVall Pearson
  • John Sullivan and Jodi Raditz

The couple with the highest fundraising total will win the coveted first place trophy. Supporters can vote online prior to the show (online voting will begin soon) or in person at the event. One dollar equals one vote. In addition, a panel of judges will present awards for Best Overall Performance, Best Technical Performance, and Most Creative Performance.

Ticket sales will begin in February. Tickets are $25 each ($15 for students and senior citizens 55 and over).  All seats are reserved.

Since late 2007, the Foundation has raised more than $1,200,000 in grant funding and donations to support educational programming throughout the Cherry Hill School District.  Grant requests are submitted each year by teachers and administrators. Funded grants have ranged from Smart boards, iPads, Chromebooks, and other technology requests to books for classroom and school libraries to climbing walls and outdoor playground equipment.

The Foundation has supported more than 360 grant requests and also provides annual support for the district’s Academic Recognition Banquet, Project Graduation, and Freshmen Orientation events. In addition, CHEF solicits funding support from area businesses and foundations for programs such as the Mt. Misery environmental education program for the district’s 6th graders, the 3rd grade dictionary project (conducted in partnership with the Cherry Hill Rotary Foundation), and more. For a list of grants funded by the Foundation, please visit our grants page HERE.

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Thanks to Our 2018 Golf Tournament Sponsors!

The 2018 golf tournament was a big success! Thank you to all of our supporters and participants – especially the following major sponsors:

 

Our 2018 Tournament Sponsors:

  • Aramark
  • ESS
  • Republic Bank

 

Dinner Sponsors:

  • Benecard Services
  • Connor Strong & Buckelew
  • Invo Healthcare

 

Golf Cart Sponsors:

  • Becica Associates
  • Jefferson Health

 

Lunch Sponsors:

  • SAIF (School Alliance Insurance Fund)
  • YALE School

 

Beverage Cart Sponsors:

  • RFP Solutions, Inc.
  • Rothman Institute

 

Gold Sponsors:

  • CHASA
  • Holman Frenia Allison
  • Rothman Institute
  • Schenk Price Smith & King

 

Silver Sponsors:

  • Delta Dental
  • Mayor Chuck Cahn
  • South Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Staples
  • VSP

 

Corporate Sponsors:

  • West Berlin Bus Service
  • Art Abramowitz

 

Thanks to the captains of the golf teams from Cherry Hill East and West who led a spirited “Beat the Captains” challenge on the course.

 

Thanks to the Robotics team from Cherry Hill High School East, former grant recipients, for their demonstration.

 

A very special thank you to Golf Committee Chairman Jack Tarditi, for his ongoing support and leadership. Jack has led our Golf Committee for many years and truly exemplifies a “Champion for Children.”

 

Thank you to the other members of our 2018 Golf Committee, as well: Arthur Abramowitz, Susan Bastnagel, Jon Cohen, Phyllis Fleming, Mark Gallo, Phyllis Jones, Kathy Judge, Toby Kaplan, Sam Kates, Anne King, Linda King, Stephen King, Al Kirk, John Lajewski, Scott MacKenzie, Jennifer Mangan, Carol Matlack, Dr. Joseph Meloche, Melissa Padin, Joseph Porch, Stephanie Rizzi, and Eleanor Stofman,  Finally, thank you to our dedicated volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. We hope to see everyone again next year!

 

For photos from the event, click HERE.

 

We did it!

This summer, the Cherry Hill Education Foundation passed the Million Dollar mark!

 

Since late 2007, the Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in grants and donations to the Cherry Hill Public Schools!

 

In late July, the Cherry Hill Board of Education approved the latest CHEF donation: $13,598 to purchase 32 iPad Minis for the Barclay Early Childhood Center. The “Minis for Minis” grant application was submitted to benefit all 300+ students in Barclay’s preschool programs.

 

Grant applications are submitted by teachers and principals. For a listing of all of the grants funded by the Cherry Hill Education Foundation since late 2007, please click HERE.

 

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to raise and distribute funds for educational programs throughout the school district.  Fundraisers include an annual Golf Outing and CHEF’s signature event, Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars.

 

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CHEF receives $2,000 donation from Walmart

At its grand reopening on Friday, July 8, the Cherry Hill Walmart donated $2,000 donation to the Cherry Hill Education Foundation! Thanks, Cherry Hill Walmart, and congratulations on your grand reopening!Walmart donation

CHEF in the News!

Click HERE to view a Cherry Hill Sun article featuring CHEF President Eleanor Stofman.

Thank You to Our 2015 Golf Sponsors!

Our 2015 Golf Tournament at Pennsauken Country Club was a HUGE success.  Thank you to the Golf Committee, which began planning the event in June, and especially to Chair Jack Tarditi.

 

Thanks to all of our 2015 sponsors:

 

Tournament Sponsors – $5,000

Aramark

Republic Bank

 

Dinner Sponsor – $3,000

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Source4Teachers

YALE Schools

 

Lunch Sponsor – $2,000

Kennedy University Hospital

 

Beverage Cart Sponsor – $2,000

SAIF (School Alliance Insurance Fund)

 

Gold Sponsor – $1,500

Becica Associates

Rothman Institute

Invo Healthcare Associates

 

Corporate Sponsors – $1,000

CHASA

Line Systems, Inc.

Parker McCay

Schenck Price Smith  King, LLP

Virtua

 

Silver Sponsor – $500

Bayada Health Care

Cozen O’Connor

Delta Dental

Liberty Bell Bank

The Ewing/Cona Group of Merrill Lynch

VSP

Wiss & Co.

 

Hole Sponsors – $300

Systems 3000

PD Jones & Associates

RFP Solutions

Express Scripts

Safety Bus Service

The Garland Co.

Environmental Resolutions, Inc.

Carleton Insurance Agency

Apple Rehabilitation

Bevan Security Systems, Inc.

Keller Williams Realty – Cherry Hill

Effective School Solutions

Senator Jim Beach, Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt

TD Bank

 

Watch for pictures from the event – and plan now to join us in 2016!

CHEF in the News!

The Courier-Post featured Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars in a recent edition.  Click HERE to view.

The 2015 Academic Recognition Brunch

 

On Sunday, June 14, the Cherry Hill Education Foundation recognized nearly 300 students from the Cherry Hill Public Schools at the annual Academic Recognition Brunch, held at Lucien’s.  Click HERE for a video with highlights from the event.

 

This annual CHEF-sponsored event recognizes the academic achievements of seniors from Cherry Hill High School East and Cherry Hill High School West.

 

More than 575 people attended this year’s event, the largest ever, including the honorees, parents, school administrators, teachers, Cherry Hill Board of Education members, and CHEF Board members.

 

Each year, the event features a guest speaker who is a distinguished graduate of East or West. This year’s speaker was Dr. David Horowitz, Cherry Hill East Class of 1981.

 

Each senior honoree received a special plaque to honor their academic achievements. In addition to the plaques, each senior received a special gift this year—Cherry Hill-opoly, a game developed by the Foundation in cooperation with Mayor Chuck Cahn, Cherry Hill Township, and the Cherry Hill Public Schools. The gift was made possible through the generosity of Mayor Chuck Cahn and his wife, Stephanie.

 

Congratulations to all of this year’s Senior Honorees!

 

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