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Chappaqua School Foundation Makes Donation

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - The Chappaqua School Foundation told the board of education Tuesday night that it has donated 14 grants totaling $104,044 to the district's six schools.

"It's our pleasure at the Chappaqua School Foundation to put before you what you have just approved," said CSF President Michael Kaufman. "These grants are spread among all six schools in many different curriculum areas and almost all grade levels."

The non-profit organization has raised more than $1.5 million and funded almost 200 grants and projects since its inception in 1993, the organization said. In 2011, CSF's donations were used to fund e-readers, SMART boards, digital audio books, Rachel's Challenge and more.

"To do this, of course, we have the tremendous support of our community, which we appreciate very much," Kaufman said. "I also appreciate the close relationship with Lyn (McKay) and with Eric (Byrne). They've been extraordinarily available to us to help guide us in thinking about these grants."

Kaufman also reminded the community about the foundation's next major event, Spring Benefit , which is its largest fundraiser every year. The event will be held on April 27 at the Trump National Golf Club.

Many local merchants and restaurants will be participating in Spring Madness leading up to the event. Spring Madness is the foundation's effort to tie together the broader community in support of the Spring Benefit.

"We're already setting some records," Kaufman said. "We have a Spring Madness where merchants and restaurants have participated. If you buy a ticket to the benefit, you get benefits at these merchants and restaurants."

The full list of participating merchants can be found on CSF's website and invitations are scheduled to be sent out to residents within the week.

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