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The Ed. Foundation: Opportunity Delivered.
The History of The Ed. Foundation
In 2002, community advocate Amy Bass assembled a group of volunteers to form an education foundation with the goal of making a difference in the experience of students in Port Washington. The following spring, the PWEF awarded its first grants, totaling $20,329, to fund 18 projects ranging from an oral history study at Schreiber to math literacy workshops at the elementary schools. Since then, hundreds of grants have been awarded in every school, at every grade level, in every subject area, totaling well over 1.5 million dollars.
A marketing effort in the spring of 2015 rebranded the PWEF as The Ed. Foundation with a new name, new logo, and a new look. While the Foundation has grown tremendously, the mission remains the same: supporting initiatives beyond basic educational needs and enhancing educational opportunities for all students in the Port Washington public school district.
Board of Directors
Executive Vice President
Vice President Development
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Dardana Geller & Julie Kozinn
Vice President Support Center
Vice President Strategic Planning
Vice President Grants
Assistant VP Grants
Amy G. Bass
Roy Nelson, MD
Junior Board 2022–2023
Camryn Neches & Sam Rothenberg
Layla Hershkowitz & Sam Feldman & Ezra Loewy
Executive Vice Presidents
Gabe Furstenberg & Ben Gordon
Vice Presidents, Development
Gillian Lefcourt & Taylor Schorr
Vice Presidents, Grants
Jai Dhillon & Holly Sternlicht
Vice Presidents, Marketing & Publicity
Harrison Roth & Devin Spizz
Vice Presidents, Strategic Planning
Jessie Feinstein & Ben Chodosch
Vice President, The Ed. Foundation Support Center