Attend an Event

The HVEF sponsors several annual fundraising events that are independent of the grants we make to teachers and schools.

Above and Beyond Awards and Dinner

Each year the HVEF honors a teacher and one corporation who have made outstanding contributions to the Hopewell Valley Schools by enhancing the educational experience of the students. Recipients are honored at the annual Above and Beyond Awards Dinner, which includes silent and live auctions. The six district teachers who were named Mercer County Teacher Recognition award winners are guests at the dinner, and each receives a $250 check for classroom use awarded by the Foundation.

Nominations for the Awards are accepted in February, and the forms are found here.

Booklovers’ Luncheon

2014 Book Lovers Luncheon party organizers with Author, Nancy Horan

2014 Book Lovers Luncheon party organizers with Author, Nancy Horan

Each fall the HVEF invites a well known author to speak about their writing at a Sunday luncheon. The Book Lovers Luncheon event features our very popular used book sale, sales of the author’s books, and a silent auction. Nancy Horan, author of “Loving Frank” was the invited Book Lovers Luncheon author in 2014.  Previous authors included Joyce Carol Oates, Philadelphia crime writer Lisa Scottoline, Hillary Jordan, author of “Mudbound”, John Chatterton with Richie Kohler of “Shadow Divers”, Sheila Kohler, author of “Cracks”, Alice Hoffman, author of “Dovekeepers”, Amor Towles, author of “Rules of Civility”, Jamie Ford, author of “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”.

This is a great opportunity to join fellow readers for a fun-filled afternoon and help support the author-in-residence program. All funds raised at the Booklovers’ Luncheon help to bring an author to HVRSD schools.

The 10th annual Book Lovers’ Luncheon will be held Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, NJ. Our featured author is Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train. To learn more about the author, visit To join our Book Lovers’ Luncheon mailing list, email
Senior Citizen Luncheons

The Senior Citizen Luncheons, held several times a year, are funded and sponsored by local businesses and individuals through the Foundation. This program provides a wonderful opportunity for Valley senior citizens to come into our schools and interact with HVRSD students who serve the lunch and provide entertainment though musical or acting performances. This popular program is free to all Hopewell Valley senior citizens, and is coordinated by the Hopewell Valley Recreation Department and the Hopewell Township Senior Services Coordinator.  To sponsor a luncheon contact the Foundation.

May 2011 Senior Luncheon

Senior Luncheon guests

The 2015-16 Luncheons:

Wednesday, October 21 12:30pm @CHS PAC
(2:00 Fall Main Stage Production Dracula)
Sponsor: HomeWell Senior Care of Mercer County

Wednesday, November 18 12:30pm @CHS PAC
(2:00 CHS Band @ PAC)
Sponsor: Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

Wednesday, December 16 12:30 @Timberlane (House Center)
(2:00 Orchestra & Choir performance)
sponsor: Hopewell Valley Community Bank

Wednesday, April 20 12:30 @CHS 
(2:00 Orchestra & Choir @ PAC)
Sponsor: Brandywine Senior Living

Wednesday, May 18 12:30 @Timberlane 
(2:00 Jazz Bands from Timberlane and CHS)
Sponsor: Synergy Home Care