Chatham Education Foundation
Supports Public Education

The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) was founded in1997 by a group of community leaders and concerned citizens who wanted to support the tradition of educational excellence in the Chathams, despite the continued state cutbacks to public education. To date, the CEF has donated $75,000 in grants and gifts to public education in the Chathams.

The CEF is a not-for-profit organization administered by a Board of Trustees that is independent from the board of Education. Through annual fundraising, CEF is able to provide grants to the school district and teachers for educational projects, materials, and programs that would not normally be supported by the current state and local budgets. Grants funded are selected in a competitive process based on quality and scope of the proposed programs.

Chatham continues to provide an outstanding educational program and ranks among the state’s best school systems. The objective of the CEF is to ensure the standards remain high and educational goals are achieved.

As alumni, you know first hand the value of those high standards. By supporting the Chatham Education Foundation financially, you can help to continue the excellence in education that you experienced. For those of you who are CHS  Class Coordinators, please consider including the Chatham Education Foundation in your reunion plans as the recipient of a class gift or simply send along our current newsletter with your next class mailing. You can make a difference.

Please visit our web site located at:

(For further information, contact John Bennett, CHS Class of 1950, at email address or at 973-635-7195.)  

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