REF returns Second City for encore performances

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Keep Your Laughter Local  by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL (l to r) Peggy Keane, Administrative Aide, and Sue Arend, REF Administrator, “laugh out loud” just thinking about the hilarity that Second City will be bringing to Rockford during their two January, 2012 REF benefit performances. When Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, last appeared in Rockford in [...]

On-going fundraising helps REF raise grant dollars

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF), a non-profit and independent organization, serves the Rockford community by funding educational grants. The REF holds different fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise money to support educational opportunities. Each year the REF funds over $60,000 in grants. BRICK BY BRICK—Laying a foundation for the future is a [...]

REF is on ‘the Watch’ for educational opportunities

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Foundation funds 43 grants worth $26,480 The “Watch Minder” is technology that enables a teacher to communicate with a student during class time through direct messaging that doesn’t disrupt other students, and it’s one example of innovation in Rockford schools that’s being funded by Rockford Education Foundation (REF) grants. The Watch Minder sends a vibration [...]

The REF will be calling on you!

February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

More than 120 volunteers will be calling on the Rockford community to support education programs during the annual Rockford Education Foundation (REF) Phone-a-thon February 15-17. They will be calling residents those evenings, asking for donations to the REF to fund school and other education projects and programs in Rockford. The Phone-a-thon is one of the primary [...]
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