First Annual SRFEE Day of Giving

201 – Day of Giving Results

We have raised over $1,600!

A HUGE Thank You to all who have donated to our First Annual Day of Giving Fundraising drive! We greatly appreciate your support!

The school that raised the most $ was presented with their award at the May 27, 2021 Board of Education Meeting.

There is never a bad time to help SRFEE continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants by becoming a Pillar of Support. Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=WjnNcXnN5_dlA6Xzu1CZl68Xj1SUwtnrbaUBEp7JugCNc3UvyLUYpYDqVqHZ1zqSN_1OcUTBQarxrZ20

Thanks to the following Pillars of Support

Monica Santos
Lisa Williams-Byrne
Sylvia Zircher
Lauren Botnick
Danielle Earley Oswald
Shenetta Smith
Shortrese Martin
Jurgita Galavackiene
Elizabeth Da Silva Lell
Pam Borroum
Erin Headley Pinto
Nicole Sadowski
John Budzin
Eniola Adebayo
Traci Mosser Alai
Judith Happe
Jeanette Lucas
Leslie Borrero

Kate Martori
Joanne Quigley-olival
Christine Kilduff
David Roshetar
Lynann Vukusich
Cheryll Recto Santiago
Raymond Baszak
Jennifer Pizzuto
Kevin J. Nielsen
Mayor John Krenzel
Megan Squindo Kurtz
Layne Smith
Jared Smith
Khayla Smith
Veatrice Turner
Peter Guindi
Debra Napolitano
Laura Rente
Sharmonique Shade

Thank You Pillar of Support
2021 SRFEE Day of Giving Elementary School Certificate of Appreciation

Welcome to the SRFEE
Virtual Walk Down Memory Lane

As we gear up and build excitement for our First Annual Day of Giving, April 30, 2021 (SRFEEShines) ….we will be sharing how SRFEE has impacted our students and teachers through our scholarship & grant programs since our inception 7 years ago.  

Support us in

Monday 4/26/2021 – SRFEE is a non-profit organization run by volunteer members.  We would appreciate more members to join our group  efforts for our mission.  Donations of skills/time and/or money is greatly appreciated. 

Raising

Tuesday 4/27/2021 – our fundraising goal is to raise (a minimum) of $5.00 per student in our School District. 

Click here to learn about past fundraisers.

Funds for

Wednesday 4/28/2021– the future so SRFEE can continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants.

Click here to view past scholarship & grant recipients.

Excellence

Friday 4/30/2021 – The School that raises the most money will be presented with an award to display in their school for a job well done!  

SRFEE strives to be the Pillars of Support for the South River School District – we can not achieve our goals without YOUR help.

Second Annual Day of Giving – 2022

We have raised over $1,045!

A HUGE Thank You to all who have donated to our Second Annual Day of Giving Fundraising drive. We truly appreciate your support!

There is never a bad time to help SRFEE continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants by becoming a Pillar of Support.

Please Donate Here:

1,045  2nd annual day of giving donations

Current Pillars of Support to Thank:

Donations received between on 4/30/2022
Shenetta Turner-Smith
Jeanette Lucas
Concepcion Recto
Traci Leigh Mosser

Donations received between 9pm-11:59pm on 4/29/2022
Shortrese Martin
Christine Goodwin
Pamela Borroum

Donations received between 5pm-9pm on 4/29/2022
Aleda Sadowski
Joanne Sheff
Kevin Nielsen

Donations received between 12n-5pm on 4/29/2022
Elizabeth Lell
Mark Silva

Donations received between 9am-12n on 4/29/2022
David Roshetar
Meredith Larson
Jacqueline Singer
Evelyn Larson

Donations received before 9am on 4/29/2022
Danielle Oswald
Cheryll Santiago
Nicole Sadowski
Erin Pinto
Sylvia Zircher

SRFEE 2nd Annual Day of Giving
Friday, April 29, 2022 – extended through Sunday, May 1, 2022

SRFEE Day of Giving Certificate of Achievement

First Annual Day of Giving, April 30, 2021.

During the week beginning Monday, 4/26/2021 leading up to that day – we reminisced about where we started and how much of an impact we have had on the students and teachers of our district through our scholarship & grant programs.

Congratulations to the
South River Elementary School
for raising the most money during the
SRFEE Day of Giving Awareness Campaign.

2021 SRFEE Day of Giving Elementary School Certificate of Appreciation
Congratulations to the Elementary School!

Nancy Roque-Soares

Nancy Roque-Soares

Nancy Roque-Soares is a Teacher for South River Middle School.  She has been an Educator since 1999 teaching the subject of Spanish.  She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish. Mrs. Roque-Soares has been a lifetime resident of South River, born to Portuguese parents, with her first language being Portuguese.  She always saw the difficulties others had when faced with language barriers. She identified with those who struggled and this was why she decided to become a teacher.  

As a daughter, sister, wife and mother, Nancy has always had a passion to help others. Beginning with her dedication to her students as a full-time teacher, Mrs. Roque-Soares extends her unending support to her students’ parents as well.  Her outreach to her students’ families displays her commitment to the community, as she also leads the Women’s Ministry at the CDA Church in South River. In addition, her volunteer efforts include being a translator for the church’s services.  

Amongst all of her endeavors, Nancy is a devoted mother to her 15-year-old son, Eric.  While she enjoys all of her many other roles, being a Soccer Mom is one that she enjoys the most!  As a teacher, a volunteer and a strong advocate for her community, Mrs. Roques-Soares dedicates her life to helping others. All throughout, she is there for her family, as she lovingly cares for her parents, in the same ways they love and support her.

Within family, church, and community, Nancy Roque-Soares is an Educator of Excellence.  She is a teacher that knows that education is not limited to the classroom and she teaches from the heart.  When it comes to Mrs. Roque-Soares, there are no language barriers with her smile.  

To quote Flora Lewis, “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things”.  For those who have ever experienced the challenge to understand and not be understood, Nancy Roque-Soares will be there for you, while inspiring the bravery to overcome.

Audrey Taylor

Audrey Taylor

Audrey Taylor began her illustrious career right here in her beloved hometown of South River as a student-athlete and phenomenal Basketball player. Her name is etched in SRHS history on a banner in the Gymnasium honoring those players with 1,000+ career points.  This distinction, her all-around talent, and her grades would later earn her a full scholarship and further accolades at Monmouth University where she would double major in Communications and Information Technology and earn her Bachelor of Arts degree. Audrey utilized her degree to become a Web Manager for multiple projects in Corporate America for the past 11 years. She is currently is a freelance web designer for ISOP.  However, the opportunity to share her time, talent and extensive Basketball experience was something she wanted to pursue. The first place she went was to her alma mater, South River High School. Unfortunately, the schedule conflicted with her employment. She would then go on to become Head Coach at Franklin High School for the past 9 seasons and the rest is literally….history.   

Coach Taylor created a standard at Franklin HS “to be tough, defend, and play with your heart, with passion.” Audrey herself is a passionate advocate of giving back to her South River community.  She has worked in conjunction with the South River Board of Education to provide backpacks and school supplies to free and reduced-lunch students. She also offers an annual no-cost basic-skills training session and organizes the well-known annual event – Ballin’ in the Park during the month of July.   

Audrey mentors aspiring youth via the Passion 4Youth, Inc. which is a 501-c3 educational and athletic program she founded and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Seeing the widening gap between the privileged and those in need, Coach Taylor provides top-notch skill development at an affordable cost to those that would otherwise have to settle for much less or no formalized training.  It is the foundation on which her T.R.U.E Skills Academy is built upon. Basketball players at the Middle and High School levels get an opportunity to learn from one of the best and are encouraged to aspire to BE the best! They also learn to give back by teaching the younger students in the program. A training session with Coach Audrey is a complete workout for your mind, body, and soul. She pours her passion for life, the game, the kids and for giving back, into each session.  Mentor, Motivate, Confidence, Communication, Encouragement, Positivity are just some of the terms you associate with her. You can throw in Tough, Hard-Work, Rules, Expectations and it’s still a good day that always ends with “Good Job” and that bright smile!

Head Coach Audrey Taylor’s Accomplishments:

Passion 4 Youth Logo
  • 2019 USA Today All-USA Coach of the Year
  • 2019 Ranked #12 Nationally (USA Today-Super 25)
  • 2017 & 2019 Ranked #1 State of NJ
  • 2019 Undefeated Season 34-0
  • 2017 & 2019 NJISAA Tournament of Champion State Champions
  • 2x Somerset County Champions (Back 2 Back) 2017 & 2019
  • 4x Group 4 State Champions 2015-2019
  • 4x Group 4 Sectional Champions 2014 -2019
  • 2017 NJ.com (Star-Ledger) Coach of the Year
  • 2017 USA Today Coach of the Year
  • 2014 & 2017 Franklin High School Coach of the Year
  • 2014 & 2017 Courier News Basketball Coach of the Year (Somerset County)
  • 2016 & 2017 Skyland Conference Coach of the Year