Good news for procrastinators: the deadline for submissions to U.S. 1’s annual Summer Fiction issue on July 25 has been extended to Monday, June 18. After an astute reader pointed out that we’d printed two different deadlines in our ad for the issue, we realized that we had in fact published a third deadline, June 18, in our annual wall calendar last December. We’ll stick with that one. See ad, page 27.

#b#To the Editor: Thanks From PEF#/b#

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Princeton Education Foundation, I thank everyone who supported our “Be True to Your School” Spring Gala and Silent Auction. We raised about $60,000 that will further our goal of supporting excellence in education in the Princeton Regional Schools.

We are especially grateful to our lead sponsors, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, the W. Bryce Thompson Foundation, PNC Bank, Nassau Street Office and Georgeanne Moss, The Gould Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and to our other major sponsors, The Bank of Princeton, Becker Nose & Sinus Center, LLC, and Parker McCay. Thanks also go to sponsors Anne Skalka & Associates, CPAs, Conner Strong & Buckelew, Dental Healthcare Associates: Dr. J. Craig Tyl, DMD, FAGD, & Dr. Michael Fogarty, DDS, Ellen T. Nita, State Farm Insurance, Issues Management, LLC, Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton University Store, Spiezle Architectural Group and The Pediatric Group. We were also supported by Charan Bawja (Broker/Owner), RE/MAX ONE, Princeton Orthodontics – Lewis J. Russo, Jr., DDS, PA, & Jonathan L. Nicozisis, DMD, MS, Fidelity Investments, Glamorous Eyebrows, Quakerbridge Mall, Gold Buyers at the Mall, Quakerbridge Mall, Smith + Manning, McCaffrey’s Market, Mike’s Barber Shop Princeton, Palace of India Princeton, Peter LaBriola, Keller William Princeton Realty, Princeton Automobile Company, Robert J. Lopez, The Geller Real Estate Group of Gloria Nilson Realtors, Wiss & Company. Our Silent Auction was a success thanks to over 100 donations. We are also grateful to have the support of many benefactors and patrons, who are also listed there.

We would like to recognize the hard work of our Gala Committee. Led by co-chairs Shazia Manekia and Aman Shergill and Board of Trustees Event Committee Chair Claire Percarpio, the committee included Dorothy Bedford, Lakshmi Bhamidipati, Julie Capozzoli, Marie Elainea Carusone, Pooja Datt, Lindsey Forden, Victoria Hamilton, Lauren Kaltman, Heather Kisilywicz, Jean-Anne Madden, Carol Mills, Tracy Morgan, Jan Pierce, Shari Powell, Archie Reid, Sara Schaeffer, Jill Schwartz, Karin Siciliano, and Andrea Spalla.

Finally, to everyone who participated in this fundraiser, thank you for joining with us to say that public education matters!

Adrienne Rubin

Executive Director, Princeton Education Foundation

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