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Connecticut Education Foundation

The Connecticut Education Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation that was established in 1991 to help teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships and students planning teaching careers. The CEF Board of Directors governs the CEF and administers the four funds and the Holiday Bear Project described below.


The Children's Fund

This fund assists needy students in Connecticut's public schools and provides basic needs such as clothing, food, medicine, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Requests must be made by an active member of CEA and are accepted throughout the year. For more information see the Children's Fund Guidelines. The Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser for The Children's Fund.


Contacts:
Mary Pat Soucy - 800-842-4316 or 860-525-5641
Jeff Leake, CEF President



Edward J. Boland Financial Assistance Fund

The Edward J. Boland Fund was established at the 1987 CEA Representative Assembly to assist active CEA members when they were experiencing extraordinary or catastrophic personal situations. The Fund was posthumously named to honor Edward J. Boland, a devoted teacher and dear friend to all. Grants are awarded to assist teachers who may face such conditions as severe family illness, unforeseen disasters, or other serious financial burdens. Requests are accepted throughout the year.

Contact: Mary Pat Soucy
800-842-4316 or 860-525-5641



Ethnic Minority Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to qualified ethnic minority high school seniors who intend to enter the teaching profession or to ethnic minority college students who have been accepted into a Connecticut college or university teacher preparation program. The application deadline each year is May 1st. Applications are available from CEA, college assistance offices, high school guidance departments and this web site. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by June 15. Recipients will receive notification by certified or registered mail.

For more information see the Ethnic Minority Scholarship Fund Guidelines.

Contact: Jeff Leake, CEF President
800-842-4316 or 860-525-5641



DiGiovanni Future Teacher Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to the children of CEA members and staff. The applicant must be a full time college or university student that has completed at least three full semesters within the last two years and who intends to enter the teaching profession. The application deadline each year is May 1st. Applications are available from CEA and this web site. For more information see the DiGiovanni Future Teacher Scholarship Fund Guidelines.

Contact: Jeff Leake, CEF President
800-842-4316 or 860-525-5641


You can donate to any or all of the following four funds by sending a check to:

Connecticut Education Foundation

c/o Jeff Leake
21 Oak Street, Suite 500
Hartford, CT 06106



Holiday Bear Project

The Connecticut Education Foundation's (CEF) Holiday Bear Project is our holiday gift-giving project that links CEA members, the public, and businesses with needy public school students. Bear down for a worthy cause by sponsoring a needy Connecticut child. Your efforts will help the child bear up during the holidays.

Contact: Jeff Leake, CEF President
800-842-4316 or 860-525-5641


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