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 […]

First RPS Hall of Fame members inducted

The first inductees in the Rockford Public School Hall of Fame stand in front of the new monument which bears their names.

It was a ceremony unlike any other for Rockford Public Schools and the impact will continue on for generations. From Friday, October 1 with a monument dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on through Sunday, October 3 with a farewell brunch, Rockford Public Schools recognized ten special people. Several came from different countries for the first Rockford […]