The Greater East Hampton Education Foundation was founded in 2004 by a group of dedicated parents, educators, business people and community members with a mission of providing and promoting educational opportunities to students from Montauk to Sagaponack, and enhancing life-long learning and unity in the East Hampton area.
With the combined efforts of our annual Fundraising events – Gala, Casino Night and Golf Tournament and Generous Contributions from our community we have accomplished the following:
SCHOLARSHIP: Over the past 14 years, GEHEF has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars - $280,000 - in college and book scholarships to 188 graduating East Hampton High School seniors.
MINI GRANTS: More than $118,000 granted to school teachers for educational programs through the GEHEF Mini Grant Funding Program impacting students from K-12 in curriculum areas from science to fine arts, math, language, health and wellness, diversity and more.
AUTHOR IN HAND: Over $80,000 in books gifted to more than 14,000 elementary and middle school students through our Author in Hand program for Summer Reading Literacy
CHARACTER EDUCATION: Project Hero, Rachels Challenge, Challenge Day, Ten Seconds, You the Man, Champion of Choices, Hands are Not for Hitting – Anti Bullying, Buddy Benches, Mind Yeti, Chat & Chill, The 525 Foundation and More.
ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAMMING: The Presidential Classroom, Annual 911 Memorial Trip for EHHS Grade 11, Harvard Model Congress, Fine Arts – Camerata, Carnegie Hall, Springs Opera. Foss Science Funding.
The Greater East Hampton Education Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of students in the East Hampton Town public schools by supporting superior educational and wellness programs. Through its work, the GEHEF helps students broaden their educational experience, widen their perspective on the world, and deepen their connection to the community.
Nancy McMullan, President
Shannon DiGate, Vice President
Marjorie Winslow, Treasurer
Larrilee Jemiola, Secretary
Maureen Boles, Michael Cinque, Donna DiPaolo, Lisa Dragone, Sean Knight, Debbie Mansir, Laura Molinari, Ivonne Morales, Judith Pfister, Chris Sarlo, Mary Scioscia, Teresa Talmage, Jeffrey Tupper
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
Ben Krupinski, Dr. Victor Grazina, Ray Gaultieri, Charlie Soriano, Koral Gregor, John McGuirk, John MacLachlan, Mike Mirras, Robert Rattenni, Lisa Duryea Thayer, Joe Gonzalez, Valerie Bates, Tina Giles, Patti Romanzi, Chris Sarlo, Kevin Sarlo, Michael Tuths, Terri Rauch, Erik Gibson, Laura Mott, David Silver, Stacey Soloviev, Virginia Griffiths, Paul & Bernadette D'Ascoli, Pam Moss, Sue Naeve, Susan Nicoletti, Charlotte Sasso, Anne Jones, Susan Peterson.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Maude Muto-Cangiolosi