Tag Archives: Naugatuck Education Foundation


NEF on pace for largest allocation

NAUGATUCK — Attention guests: In lieu of gifts, please make a monetary donation to the nonprofit Naugatuck Education Foundation. That is what Naugatuck Superintendent of Schools Sharon Locke told guests…


Rossi running for NEF

NAUGATUCK — Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi is running the New York Marathon on Nov. 2 to raise money for the Naugatuck Education Foundation, which gives grants to public school educators…


NEF elects new board members

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Education Foundation elected Lori Czajkowski and Anna Merrill recently to the board of directors for a three-year term. Czajkowski of Naugatuck is the healthy initiatives director…


Grants boost school programs

NAUGATUCK — Borough educators received some financial assistance in bringing their program ideas to life. The Naugatuck Education Foundation presented six grants totaling $19,000 to six groups of educators during…


Runners flocking to road race

NAUGATUCK — More runners than ever are expected to turn out for this year’s Ion Bank St. Patrick’s Day Road Race and Festival. “It’s coming along tremendously,” said Naugatuck Tax…

Matt Fortney is the new chairman of the Naugatuck Education Foundation. –CONTRIBUTED

New leader steps forward for NEF

NAUGATUCK — Matt Fortney’s parents, mother-in-law and wife are all teachers. All three of his children are attending public school in the borough. Fortney, who was named chairman of the…

Racers run down North Main Street in Naugatuck during the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Running Race & Fun Walk last March.-CONTRIBUTED

Road race to benefit Naugatuck students

NAUGATUCK — The 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Running Race & Fun Walk will be held March 9. The race will benefit the Naugatuck Education Foundation, which provides grants…

Joan Doback

Borough to honor Doback with citizenship award

NAUGATUCK — Joan Doback, chairwoman of the Naugatuck Education Foundation, has won this year’s Franklin Johnson Sr. Citizenship Award, given every fall to a borough resident who carries on the…

The Naugatuck Education Foundation awarded five, $500 grants Monday night at the Naugatuck Historical Society. Pictured, from left, grant recipients Cross Street School Principal Chris Montini, Naugatuck High School media specialist Deb Coretto, Salem School reading consultant Gina Kotsaftis, Western School third grade teacher Stephanie Collela, Naugatuck High School science teacher Jim Isaacson, and Kate Murphy, food services director for the Board of Education. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Education foundation awards first grants

NAUGATUCK — An evening three years in the making finally arrived for the fledgling Naugatuck Education Foundation. On Monday night, the foundation awarded its first education grants to faculty from…

Naugatuck High School nurse Gail Rossi looks over raffle items during the Naugatuck Education Foundation’s ‘Alums and Chums’ fundraiser Nov. 25 at Jesse Camille’s Restaurant. Money raised from the fundraiser will be used to award five $500 grants to fund public school programs in Naugatuck. –RA ARCHIVE.

Naugatuck Education Foundation to award grants

NAUGATUCK — Three years ago, members of the Naugatuck Education Foundation began working towards the day when they could award grants to fund projects within the borough’s public schools. That…