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The HVEF sponsors several annual programs that are independent of the grants we make to teachers and schools.
E² Awards and Dinner
Each year the HVEF honors one individual 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 E² 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 E² Awards are accepted in February, and the forms are found here.
Each fall the HVEF invites a well known author to speak about their writing at a Sunday luncheon. The event features our very popular used book sale, sales of the author’s books, and a silent auction. Join your 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. This program is a collaboration between the foundation, and district PTOs, who fund the program, and school media specialists who select the author each year. Amor Towles was the invited author in 2012. Previous authors included Joyce Carol Oates, Philadelphia crime writer Lisa Scottoline, Hillary Jordan, author of “Mud- bound”, John Chatterton with Richie Kohler of “Shadow Divers”, Sheila Kohler, author of “Cracks” and Alice Hoffman, author of “Dovekeepers”.
Hopewell Valley residents are invited to join our high school students in a challenge of knowledge and trivia each spring. Each team consists of students and adults, including Valley senior citizens, who for a nominal entrance fee get to match wits for bragging rights and cash prizes for their school club or team. Sponsored by Hopewell Valley Community Bank.
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. The 2011-2012 sponsors were: Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Bank of Princeton, Hopewell Valley Education Foundation, Synergy Home Care, Medina Law Group, and Brandywine Senior Living. To sponsor a luncheon contact the Foundation.
The 2012-2013 school year luncheons are sponsored by:
- Oct. 17, at Central High School – Care One
- Nov. 14, at Central High School- Bank of Princeton
- Dec. 19, at Timberlane Middle School – Hopewell Valley Community Bank
- April 17, at Central High School – Synergy Home Care
- May 15, at Timberlane Middle School -Sotheby’s Real Estate