REF welcomes Second City for two nights for annual fundraiser

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Tickets on sale now! Rockford will have twice the laughs when Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe The Second City returns for two nights January 20-21, 2012, to benefit the Rockford Education Foundation (REF). Second City was the annual event entertainment for REF in 2010, selling out before the January performance. This year Second City will perform […]

Prizes, music, auction, 1,200 runners through town in 13th Mitchell’s Run

Opening ceremonies at last year’s Mitchell Run.

Stroll along beautiful downtown Rockford with a live band and deejay, and place bids in a silent auction with items including a Nintendo Wii, MSU/Michigan game tickets, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Trek Pure Sport Cruiser bike, or a one-week condo stay in Los Cabos, Mexico, and many local merchant gift certificates as part of […]

SCHOOL BEAT

Rockford Rotary, Rockford schools celebrate reading  by DR. RYAN KELLEY Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Rockford Public Schools An important skill to develop at an early age is reading, as it is the foundation for all future learning. There is truth in the saying, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Recognizing this, the Rockford Rotary Club […]

On-going fundraising helps REF raise grant dollars

BRICK BY BRICK—Laying a foundation for the future is a fundraiser for educational grants in the school. community. Bricks at the Rockford Hall of Fame monument are $75. Call REF at (616) 863-6317.

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. Recently, Sue Arend, REF Administrator, discussed the foundations fundraising efforts. “The […]

REF awards grant to OLC for iPads in the classroom

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Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) is excited to have iPads in the classroom. OLC was recently awarded a large grant from the Rockford Education Foundation to purchase five iPads to use in their Response to Intervention (RtI) classroom. The iPads improve learning even more for the students. They are very excited to work on all […]