What We Do

The Achieve Foundation has invested $2.5 million since 1999 for programs that support education in South Orange and Maplewood. Public school funding is simply not enough to pay for the outstanding education that is a mainstay of our community. Achieve distributes funds for a wide range of programs that maintain excellence and innovation in education for all students and educators in our towns.

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Programs We Fund

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How We Raise Funds

A registered non-profit organization, the Achieve Foundation relies on community volunteers, who have helped to raise nearly $3 million from events, campaigns, corporate and foundation grants and contributions from more than 1,000 families every year to enrich the learning experience of students in the School District of South Orange and Maplewood.

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Corporate/Foundation Donors

The Achieve Foundation gratefully acknowledges the institutions, businesses and corporations that support our work. To discuss tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and donations of goods or services, please contact Deborah Prinz, executive director, or Sarah Iozzio, co-president, at 973-378-2055 or through the “Sponsor Us” button on the right.

Local Business Partners

Local merchants, professionals and service providers provide a significant portion of Achieve’s support by sponsoring events and programs. They choose Achieve, because they believe in our mission and appreciate that one Achieve sponsorship will benefit all ten district schools. See our top sponsors below. Inquire about becoming an Achieve sponsor here or use sponsor form on the right.

CORPORATE MATCHING PROGRAMS

ADP Foundation
A+E Networks
AIG Matching Gifts Program
American Express Employee Giving Program
Assurant Foundation
BlackRock Matching Gifts Program
Chubb Matching Gifts Program
Endurance Matching Gifts
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
First Eagle Investment Management
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Google Matching Gifts Program
JP Morgan Chase Matching Gifts
Macy’s/Bloomingdale’s
Merck Partnership For Giving
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
National Football League (NFL)
Och-Ziff Capital Management Matching Gifts Program
Open Society Justice Initiative
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Simons Foundation
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
US Bank Employee Matching Gift Program

FOUNDATIONS AND FAMILY FUNDS

Allen/Chew Family Fund
AXA Foundation
Bank Of America Foundation
Barham Family Foundation
CHS Janet Hicks Foundation
Gaffney Giving Fund, Fidelity Charitable
Benjamin Gittlin Foundation
Hildebrand Family Fund, Community Foundation of New Jersey
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Dr. Howard & Janice Hoffman Fund, Jewish Community Foundation
Grohman Family Fund
Haberman Foundation
HK Community Fund, Inc.
M.E. Hart Foundation
Marsha Dubrow Fund
Myron M. Kaplan Charitable Fund
Orange Orphan Society
Poses Family Foundation
Richard and Treasure Cohen Fund
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation, Inc.
Stuart Family Fund, Community Foundation of New Jersey
Susan Sommer Fund, Sharey Tefilo-Israel
The Fraentzel Foundation
The Greenfield Family Fund, Community Foundation of New Jersey
The Plymouth Rock Foundation

COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ALUMNI

College Hill Neighborhood Association
Colonial Terrace Neighbors
Columbia High School Alumni Association
Columbia High School Class of 1944
Columbia High School Class of 1963
Columbia High School Class of 1973
Columbia High School Class of 1974
Columbia High School Class of 1983
Columbia High School Class of 2012
Columbia High School Girls Lacrosse Team
Columbia High School Home & School Association
Columbia High School Music Parents Association
Columbia High School Staff
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Congregation Beth El Morning Minyan
Friends of Akili Lynn
Friends of Deborah Prinz
Friends of Legally Blond
Friends of South Orange Middle School Musical
Hilton Neighborhood Association
Maplewood Middle School Home & School Association
Marshall School Staff
Marshall/Jefferson Variety Show Families
Metro YMCAs of the Oranges
Morrow Church Chancel Choir
Newstead Neighborhood Association
Poker Club
Presidents Council
Rotary Club of South Orange
Seth Boyden Parent Teacher Association
SOMEA
South Orange-Maplewood Department of Special Services
Team W Class, 2012-2013
Tuscan School PTA
Tuscan School Principal Fund

2015 NIGHT OF 100 DINNERS SPONSORS AND HOSTS

SPONSORS
Allison Ziefert: Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty
Buena Chilstrom
Larry Neher: Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giassulo & Gross LLC
Joy Markel: Graphic Communication and Design
Alfred Milanese & Eve Michel
Kathryn & Jim Reilly
Lindsay & Phil Scott
Elizabeth M. & Michael A. Aaron
Peter & Holly Keith
Sandra & Greg Kurek
Aaron & Janie Ryan
HOSTS
Scott and Susie Adamson
Steve and Amy Campione
Enrique Garcia Carrera and Rita Desnoyers
Sara Maloney and Shaun Chalk
Phil and Barbara Cokorinos
Jim and Shama Diegnan
Chris and Adrianna Donat
Peter Dowling and Stephanie Cannon
Nicole and Jeff Drury
Allan Duncan and Kevin Huffman
Sheryl and Noah Eccles
Bill Flynn and Francesca Cofone
David and Lauren Freedman
Michael and Julie Fuhrman
Tara and Darren Galatt
Amy and Mark Goring
Gabrielle and Joe Graziano
Albert Gyan and Shanta Bryant Gyan
Bruce and Maria Hartley
Mona and Ami Heda
Kristina and Adrian Heney
Liz and Richard Herring
Jane and Jonathan Kampner
Anne Harding and Philip Klint
David Kraiker and Erminia DeJesus
Alli Joseph Leonard
Rich and Yara Lutz
Craig Marshall and Melanie Girton
Donna and Paul Mills
Chris Mumma and Tia Swanson
Terri and Delon Nelson
James and Christine Oliver
Nick and Madhu Pai
Heather Puglisi and Rich Inserro
Randy Rabney and Fran Lichtman
Andy and Laura Reichgut
Caryn and Josh Rosenberg
Michael Salort and Lynn Keller
Todd and Tracy Spangler
Alan Stephenson and Joel Fontino
Sam Stoloff and Ilena Silverman
Patrick and Shelley Sullivan
Jay and Rachel Tall
Linda and Steve Thibodeau
Jennie and Josh Tinkelman
Mary Trinity and Dan Barry
Maggie Tuohy
Amy Dimun and Dave Turnley
Jolie and Alan Verdun

2015 MAKER MADNESS SPONSORS

DONORS WHO SPONSORED STATIONS:
Cheyten Educational Services
Beth and Paul Daugherty
DS Simon
Initiative
Nina and Steve Lerner
Aileen Nicoletti
Point Prospect, Inc.
Sparkhouse Toys

SUPPORTERS WHO GAVE IN-KIND SUPPORT:
Anthony Garubo Salon Gift certificate
Art Studio Now: Kinetic Art
Bedtime Math: Books
Karen Fuchs: Drawing from Nature
Mark Murphy: Music Music Lessons
Nunez Family: Legos

2014 MAKER MADNESS SPONSORS

DONORS WHO SPONSORED STATIONS
Cheyten Educational Services
Beth and Paul Daugherty
DS Simon
Initiative
Nina and Steve Lerner
Aileen Nicoletti
Point Prospect, Inc.
Sparkhouse Toys

SUPPORTS WHO GAVE IN KIND SUPPORT
Anthony Garubo Salon — Gift certificate
Art Studio Now — Kinetic Art
Bedtime Math — Books
Karen Fuchs — Drawing from Nature
Mark Murphy Music — Music lessons
Nunez Family — Legos
Shenanigans Toys — Legos
StudioVert Architecture — Geodesic Domes

STATIONS SUPPORTED BY ACHIEVE TEACHER GRANTS
3-D Printer
Robotics
StopMotion Lego Animation
Makey-Makey
Hovercraft
Forensic Science
Minecraft

2015 NEWSTEAD 5K SPONSORS

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Night of 100 Dinners

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Check out more pictures from 2016 courtesy of Noelle Harteveld.

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Maker Madness

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