FTK Supports Students with $27K Donation

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In its 21st year of serving the needs of the district’s students, East Islip’s For the Kids Foundation again stepped up to the plate with a generous donation for valuable academic, cultural and recreational programs. At the first Board of Education meeting of the year, held on Sept. 14, members of FTK – including President Pat Blair, Vice President Gina VanDenburg and Past President Nancy Goldfader – presented a $27,113.44 check to the Board and Superintendent John Dolan.

"We are humbled by this donation and are so grateful for all of FTK's hard work on behalf of East Islip's children," said Dolan.

This latest FTK contribution included funding for the new 1,000 Book Club as well as to obtain STEM kits and build a memorial garden at the middle school. This donation, coupled with the other donations and programs sponsored in the 2016-2017 school year, totaled almost $100,000, bringing FTK’s donations to the district’s students to more than $1,300,000.

“We were thrilled to be able to make this donation,” said Blair. “We would not be able to do so without the tremendous support we receive from the families here in the East Islip School District as well as the district administration and staff. We are all so very proud to be For the Kids!”