The Port Washington Education Foundation (PWEF) celebrated its seventh anniversary, honoring founding board member Kay Ullman with a lively evening of music, dancing and tributes from friends and family from around town and across the country.
The PWEF event at the North Hills Country Club had a rock n' roll theme including a live musical performance by The Del-Vikings. Speeches, journal ads and a video, offered highlights of Kay's outstanding contributions to the PWEF and to the community at large.
As a long time resident and former school board trustee, Kay Ullman is a dedicated volunteer to Port Washington and a former president of the board of education. According to Kay, "The PWEF is a significant factor in encouraging educational opportunities for students at all levels. There has never been a more critical need for the programs made possible by the PWEF."
The proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the PWEF, an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization. Grants funded by the PWEF have ranged from elementary school to high school, and have also included preschool and after-school programs. These project initiatives have included F.I.R.S.T. robotics, SMARTBoards, language arts and performance workshops and the PWEF Support Center. The PWEF continues to seek project sponsorships in whole or in part to support our ongoing funding of projects that enhance and enrich the curriculum for all of the students in the Port Washington School District.
While many can share in the success of this event, much of the credit goes to gala committee chair, Amy G. Bass, and co-chair, Claudia Caruso Rouhana, who produced an elegant affair. The co-chairs were supported by an all-star honorary community committee chaired by Jean-Marie Posner. The Journal co-chairs, Laura Mogul and Cathy Seldin, assisted by graphic designer Amy Levinson, created a beautiful journal commemorating the event and paying tribute to Kay Ullman and the PWEF. Photography by Owen Costello and Richard Fox, and video by Neil Lazar helped create a lasting impression of the festivities. To the credit of Amy Bass, every board member was involved in some aspect of the event and was part of the tribute to Kay Ullman.
For further information about the PWEF or to contribute to its projects, please visit the website, www.pwef.org.