Huntington Foundation Plans Fundraising Events

Folks of all ages support the Huntington Foundation's mission. (Cliff Weissman photo.)

September 30, 2016

The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education is planning a series of smaller scale fundraising events during the fall and winter months beginning this Saturday night at Christopher’s Courtyard Café on Wall Street.

The Huntington Foundation is raising money with the hope of bolstering its mini-grant and Star grant programs, which have been underwriting innovative initiatives in the district for many years. All proceeds generated by the fall and winter events will be used for the grant program.

Smaller scale fundraising events will be held periodically in the run-up to the Huntington Foundation’s gala set for Thursday, March 2 at OHEKA castle.

Christopher's is teaming up
with the Huntington Foundation.

Huntington Foundation officials said they are expecting “record breaking” grant requests from faculty members during the 2016/17 school year. The organization hopes to approve more applications than ever before.

Christopher’s Courtyard Café will donate a portion of Saturday’s proceeds to the Huntington Foundation. Food will be discounted by 10 percent between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Call Amy Girimonti at 917-445-1977 for more information. The times are structured around the 2 p.m. Homecoming Day football game at Blue Devil Stadium.

In November, Brio Tuscan Grille and Bloomingdale’s at the Walt Whitman Mall are pairing up and donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Huntington Foundation. Flyers with additional details will be posted and distributed throughout the community as the actual date approaches. The flyer must be brought to Brio and given to the server when the check is presented. Check-out Brio’s menu in advance by visiting . Brunch, lunch and dinner are served at the restaurant.

At Bloomingdale’s you will be able to “shop until you drop” and be assured that the store will donate a percentage of its sales to HFEE. Why not start holiday shopping early?

The Huntington Foundation recently unveiled its “Fund a Mini-Grant” program. The organization believes some businesses or individuals find a “straight donation” to be the easiest way to support the group’s mission. The new program will support grants amounting to less than $1,000.

Visit for more information or to donate directly to online to the mini-grant fundraising campaign.

The Huntington Foundation is now a registered non-profit with online retail giant Amazon Smile. Every purchase made through Amazon Smile where HFEE has been selected as the chosen charity will result in the organization being credited with .5 percent of the purchase price in the form of a donation by the company. Visit to check it out.

The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education began in 1993 by a group of ambitious parent volunteers who wanted more for their children’s educational experiences. Today the board and group of volunteers that comprise HFEE are still working toward that goal.

“It is with a grateful heart that we acknowledge and thank all those who have supported us and continue to support us and the new families and individuals who know the value of an excellent education,” Huntington Foundation President Alice Marie Rorke said.

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