REF benefit performance tickets still available

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Step into the new year with a visit to the Capitol Steps. Good reserved seating is still available for the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) 15th annual benefit performance. Don’t wait until the last minute. The Capitol Steps is a comedic and satirical touring group whose material is always fresh and bipartisan. Appearing before sold-out audiences […]

RPS launches Hall of Fame, seeks nominations

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) in collaboration with Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is launching the RPS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will develop and maintain relationships with Rockford High School alumni, current students and the community. The RPS Hall of Fame is pleased to recognize Jon and Carol Muth along with Pete and […]

Letters to the Editor — March 11, 2010

REF sends thanks REF sends thanks Dear Editor, The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) had another very successful Phone A Thon Event. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to the staff and families of Rockford public and private schools for volunteering their time to make the phone calls and to the Rockford community […]

Curbside Service

pictured on left is Rockford resident Sherrie Coke buying pieces of Rockford history.

Coke was driving in town last Saturday morning when she spotted signs promoting the REF’s “TipToe through the Ted” sod sale. She hurried on over to the high school and purchased six rolls of sod and returned home to place them in her yard. The football turf looked so great she quickly returned to the […]

Concert Continues Tradition of Excellence

WINNER - The REF picked another great performance for the 13th annual concert. Brian VanderArk (left) and his band (above) along with VanderArk's wife, enchanted the Saturday crowd and drew a standing ovation. REF continues to bring high-quality talent to Rockford.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL The mission of the Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is to promote excellence in education for people of all ages in the Rockford community. Toward that end the REF annually sponsors an eagerly awaited and excellent benefit performance usually held in the acoustically correct and comfortable confines of the Rockford High […]