BREWSTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Changing Lives Through Educational Grants
The planning for a school foundation was initiated in 1983 by Joseph Sabatella, then Assistant Principal at Brewster High School and George Zupko, Director of Student Services, under the leadership of Superintendent James Monk. The Brewster Education Foundation was incorporated later that school year and was supported by the Board of Education and dedicated community leaders. It was the first such foundation in New York to develop public-private collaboration for a public school district.
Independent of the school district, the Foundation raises and disburses funds for projects beyond those supported by regular school sources. The additional funding helps fill the gap that exists between the programs teachers would like to have and those available to them through district budgeting.
The Foundation has also become the manager of a growing number of financial endowments, established by community members in the name of friends and loved ones. The endowments generate revenue to provide scholarships and other educational opportunities as directed by the endowments.