2017 Mini-Grant Recipients


SRFEE had the pleasure of presenting the 2nd Annual Mini-Grants to the following dedicated teachers during the public Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017!

Congratulations to:

  • Mrs. Gartenberg
  • Ms. Felicio
  • Mrs. Goetz, Mr. Lee & Ms. Procaccini

SRFEE Honors Three Individuals

Michael J. Pfister, Superintendent of South River School District, Rui Baptista, Owner of the Ria Mar Bar & Restaurant in South River, Marc D. Binder, Owner of Marc D. Binder, CPA
SRFEE 2017 Honorees Michael Pfister (left), Rui Baptista (center), Marc Binder (right)

January 20th, 2017 – 2nd Annual Adult Dinner Dance

As we came together as a community for a second year in a row…we are thankful and humbled by the support we have received as an organization.

The South River Foundation for Educational Excellence held their 2nd Annual Adult Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pm.  This is the 2nd Annual Event that was a fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks, dancing & raffles.

Prior to the festivities beginning that evening, 3 distinguished guests were honored.

Michael J. Pfister, Superintendent of the South River School District

Mr. Michael Pfister is our school superintendent.  He has been supportive of our organization since its planning stages.   He always facilitates the communication of our initiatives, activities, and successes through the school district and the community.  To learn more about the South River School District – please visit www.srivernj.org.

Marc D. Binder, Owner of Marc D. Binder, CPA

Mr. Marc Binder is our CPA.  He has graciously provided his accounting services pro bono.  His professional advice is priceless to our organization.  To get some great tax tips and advice, please visit www.bindercpa.com.

Rui Baptista, Owner of the Ria Mar Bar & Restaurant

Mr. Rui Baptista is known to all.  He is always gracious with his facility so that we can hold our much needed fundraisers.  He is supportive of the SRFEE, our school district, faculty, organizations, parents, and students.  To learn more about the beautiful Ria Mar – please visit www.ria-mar.com.

SRFEE would also like to Thank the following sponsors for our event program:

ShopRite http://www.shoprite.com/member_saker/

Golden East Garden Restaurant

La Tavola Cucina http://latavolacucinanj.com/

Yuhas Plumbing & Heating

CME Associates http://www.cmeusa1.com/


The Fisherman http://www.portuguesefisherman.com/

B & W Construction Co. of NJ, Inc. Utility Contractors | South River, NJ

Volk Insurance http://www.volkinsurance.com/

Vera Silva C.I.C. | Parlin, NJ

Danielle Oswald, Rodan + Fields http://www.joindanielle.com

Studio Creations http://studiocreationsllc.com/

A. Takton Concrete Corp. | Old Bridge, NJ

Dr. Kenneth Band http://kbanddentistry.com/

DF Mason LLC | South River, NJ

S. Batata Construction | Parlin, NJ

Sports Memorabilia Raffle Homecoming 2016

Sports Memorabilia Raffle Homecoming 2016

Sports Memorabilia kept safe in the shed.
Sports Memorabilia kept safe in the shed.

It was a cold, blustery rainy day on the morning of October 22, 2016.  The members of the South River Foundation for Educational Excellence set up shop in the shed just near the concession stand at Denny Stadium in South River, NJ.  We did this to keep the memorabilia items that were being raffled off safe from the wind and rain that was a fixture of the South River Homecoming Game for 2016.

Despite the rain and wind, EVERYONE was in such great spirits as we awaited the arrival of the Homecoming Parade, led by the Grand Marshall our very own Drew Pearson.  Thank you to Drew Pearson & Joe Theismann who so graciously donated autographed memorabilia to help raise funds for our organization.

SRFEE Thanks all who entered the raffle and we congratulate the winners!

2016 “Apple of My Eye” Contest – Winners to be Awarded

2016_apples_winners_areCongratulations to our winners!!!

Please join the members of SRFEE at the public meeting of the Board of Education so that we may recognize your son and present him with a  token of our appreciation for winning the contest.

The meeting is  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the High School Media Center.   The presentation will be held toward the beginning of the meeting.  Once again, congratulations and we look forward  to seeing you!

Student Member Application

SRFEE Student Member Applications being accepted.

srfee_student_applicationWe are looking for self ­motivated, energetic and creative students who are interested in becoming involved in the fund­raising efforts of our organization. Responsibilities will vary based upon scheduled activities which directly benefit our schools.
Selected student members will receive community service hours for their participation.

Apply Now!!


  • Must attend South River High School
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher

2016 Annual Appeal



We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our organization which was formed in June of 2015 to support our beloved South River School District . Our mission is to ensure the highest level of educational innovation supporting students, faculty and staff with community involvement and a partnership of lifetime learning.

We are committed to funding special projects and equipment throughout South River public schools, either as district-wide grants or grants to teachers for use in their classrooms or as professional development opportunities. Often many of these educational programs are left unfunded through the traditional district budget.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible. We are in need of donations, innovative ideas, corporate sponsors, and volunteers to organize fundraisers. Please explore the opportunity of corporate matching gifts as well.

Over the last year we raised enough funds to distribute both Mini-Grants to our teachers and scholarships to South River High School graduates. We are very proud with these accomplishments, however, our goal is to provide more which is where we need your help!

Please see the Donation Pledge options on the following pages to select which one(s) work the best for you. We hope you join us in our efforts to support the students of the South River School District. With your help we can do great things!

Please visit our website and consider the following Donation Pledge options:

  • Mail cash or check (Payable to SRFEE) to 15 Montgomery St. South River, NJ 08882
  • Make a one-time or recurring secure online SRFEE Annual Appeal donation on our website: www.srfee.org
  • Become a recognized SRFEE Benefactor (see link for details)


Shenetta Turner-Smith, President
Vera Silva, Treasurer










Five Below Fundraiser

Limited Time Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 – Sunday, May 29th, 2016

5below_fundraiserPlease support the South River Foundation For Educational Excellence (SRFEE) in a $5 Below Fundraiser where 10% of the total sales from Saturday, May 21, 2016 thru Sunday, May 29, 2016 will be donated to the organization. You must print the attached flyer and bring it with you! Tell your family and friends! Come out and show your support! Additional flyers are available in the Main Office of each school.
Click on this link for printable flyer: http://new.srfee.org/pdf/5below_fundraiser.pdf