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CEA Members Excited To Be Part of Hartford Marathon

Darien teacher Katy Gale,

Darien teacher Katy Gale waves as she starts out on the Hartford Half Marathon.

CEA members hit the pavement at the 23rd annual Eversource Hartford Marathon today, but not all the teachers had their running shoes on—many volunteered their time in support of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) and local charities.

“For the teachers, it’s not just about running in the race, but participating in a worthy cause,” said CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake.

“Joining Team CEF as a runner or volunteer gives teachers the opportunity to be part of the Connecticut Education Foundation’s fundraising efforts, while also assisting charities around Hartford,” said Leake. Read more

Donate to Support Children and Teachers in Need

CEA Secretary Stephanie Wanzer has run the Hartford Marathon on behalf of Team CEA

CEA Secretary Stephanie Wanzer will be running the Hartford Marathon on behalf of Team CEF for the third time this year.

Teachers are lacing up their running shoes for the Hartford Marathon October 8 to support a good cause—and they need your help. Teachers are running on Team CEF to raise money for children and teachers in need and would greatly appreciate donations to the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF).

CEF is CEA’s charitable arm, and helps children and teachers with extraordinary personal hardships as well as students planning teaching careers. (Read more about the foundation here.) This is CEF’s third year as an Official Charity of the Eversource Hartford Marathon.

For more information, contact CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake at jeffl@cea.org.

Every donation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way toward helping students and teachers. CEF prefers donations via check to avoid online fees. You can send a check made out to CEF with a note for which runner you are sponsoring. Mail it to Jeff Leake, CEA, 21 Oak Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT 06106. Or you can donate online to support a runner by clicking here.

 

Day of Golf Benefits Students in Need

CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake and CEA Treasurer Tom Nicholas.

CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake and CEA Treasurer Tom Nicholas on the morning of the CEF Golf Tournament.

More than 200 golfers and supporters—teachers from across the state, friends, business partners, and CEA staff—had fun, while raising money to help disadvantaged public school students this week. The 22nd annual Connecticut Education Foundation’s (CEF) Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament took place at Glastonbury Hills Country Club on July 11.

“There are a lot of children who are better off thanks to the people who play in our tournament, and our generous sponsors and volunteers,” said CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake. “All of the money CEF gives out to students in need, comes from this one tournament.” Read more

Run or Donate to Support Children and Teachers

Some of the members of Team CEF before the Hartford Marathon.

Some of the members of Team CEF before the 2015 Hartford Marathon.

Join in the fun and support Team CEF in the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 8. You don’t have to be a runner to be part of the excitement and support a good cause. You can also volunteer or contribute on behalf of a runner, or simply donate to the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF).

This is the CEF’s third year as an Official Charity of the Eversouce Hartford Marathon. The Foundation is CEA’s charitable arm, and helps teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships as well as students planning teaching careers.

Team CEF members can save $5 on the marathon registration fee. To join Team CEF as a runner or volunteer, contact marypats@cea.org.

Donate to Your Favorite Runners and Support CEF

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Photo by srgpicker via Flickr.

If you’re not already a runner, you probably don’t have time to get marathon-ready before this year’s Hartford Marathon on October 11. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a runner to get involved and support a good cause.

The Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm, is an Official Charity of the 2014 Northeast Utilities Hartford Marathon. The Foundation helps teachers and children with extraordinary personal hardships as well as students planning teaching careers.

Over thirty CEA members and their families and friends have signed up to run in the marathon, half marathon, 5K, or team relay, and you can contribute on behalf of a runner, or simply to the Foundation.

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Help Students in Need Through Holiday Bear Project

Picture of students and teachers around a Christmas tree.

Students and staff from Amity High School are one of many groups which has participated in the Holiday Bear project -- a gift program for needy students. Students purchased and wrapped their donated gifts, then delivered them to CEA.

You can make a difference in the lives of Connecticut public school children by participating in the 2011 Holiday Bear Project, sponsored by CEA’s charitable organization, the Connecticut Education Foundation(CEF).

You can help by:

  1. Nominating a child from your school district to receive gifts. Nominations are due tomorrow, October 14, and may only come from CEA members.
  2. Sponsoring a child by purchasing gifts.
  3. Donating money toward gifts or purchasing gift certificates.

Anyone can sponsor a child or donate money, and sponsorships and donations are accepted throughout the project.

Checks should be made payable to CEF-Holiday Bear Project. Note in the memo line the intent of the contribution, and CEF will then use the contribution as designated. Contributions are tax deductible.

Helping More Kids

CEA Vice President Sheila Cohen, who serves as CEF president, says the program has grown through the years, due to the economic situation in the state and financial hardships facing many Connecticut families.

“Each year we set out to help 500 students, and for the past few years, that number has more than doubled,” said Cohen. “Last year more than 1,300 children received holiday gifts, and we hope to receive enough gifts to help that many, if not more children, this year.”

More than 10,000 Connecticut public school students have benefited from the holiday program since it began in 1998.

“Every year the Holiday Bear Project brings out the true spirit of the season — giving and providing joy to so many needy children,” said Cohen. “Our teachers see the needs of these children every day and can put a smile on their faces and make a difference in their students’ lives by nominating them to receive gifts for the holidays.”

Dozens of student organizations at public schools across the state also get involved by sponsoring children and buying gifts. “It’s heartwarming to see kids helping kid — doing something special for a less-fortunate child,” said Cohen. “The project teaches students about philanthropy and helps prepare them to be giving adults.”

Cohen, who is an avid shopper, says, “When it’s about kids in need, it’s the most gratifying shopping experience you can imagine. You just want to buy everything for these kids and help brighten their holiday.”

For more information, please contact CEA Vice President/CEF President Sheila Cohen at sheilac@cea.org.