Other Events

Millburn Middle School's "Students Standing for Students" raises funding for preschool tuition

Students from Millburn Middle School's 8th grade once again held a fundraiser in support of Preschool Advantage. Led by English teachers Ms. Mary D'Alessio and Ms. Melissa Pedreiras, eighth graders read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and discussed themes of empathy, education, and enlightenment. They were then encouraged to "give voice" to a segment of society that is often overlooked or disadvantaged, like those in the book. For the second year, Millburn Middle School students chose Preschool Advantage as the recipient of their fundraising efforts. Students surpassed last year's record, raising a total of $3,500. Thank you Millburn Middle School students and families!

The Peck School's "Pasta for Preschool" event funds tuition for three students

Preschool Advantage was honored once again to be  the recipient of The Peck School's fundraiser, "Pasta for Preschool". Generous members of the Peck community purchased raffle and dinner tickets to attend a delicious family style pasta buffet organized by community- minded Peck seventh graders and their advisers.  Peck student chefs and philanthropists at this event, six year-old Rebecca Krakinovsky, a Preschool Advantage recipient, along with her mother, Yana, shared her preschool experience. When Rebecca entered preschool she was not verbal, had no playmates, and knew only the Russian language. After a month in preschool, Rebecca began to speak in English and is now a confident and chatty six year-old! Yanna credits the preschool experience with bringing Rebecca out of her social isolation and instilling confidence in her young daughter, and she is grateful for the tuition assistance the family received from Preschool Advantage. Our thanks to Peck School for raising over $10,000 -- enough to send two children to preschool. We at Preschool Advantage appreciate your friendship and support of our young families!

Over 100 books collected at Massey Quick Simon's Women's Network event

On January 11th, Preschool Advantage staff enjoyed an evening with the Massey Quick Simon Women's Network.  The Massey Quick Simon Women’s Network is a forum created to facilitate discussions with women on topics such as their attitudes towards making financial decisions, saving, investing, and maintaining their lifestyles. 

Attendees at the event were encouraged to donate children’s books to be given away to Preschool Advantage families throughout the year. Over 100 books were collected!  Thank you Massey Quick Simon for once again helping to launch a lifetime of learning for local children.

Preschool Advantage receives proceeds of Massey Quick Simon Charity Golf Event

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Massey Quick Simon hosted its 7th Annual Charitable Golf Outing at Somerset Hills Country Club.  The weather was glorious - the 23 foursomes of Massey Quick Simon money managers, clients, and staff enjoyed a wonderful day of golf.  At the evening awards dinner, Preschool Advantage was thrilled to be presented with a check for the proceeds of the event, which will provide funding for 15 students to attend preschool. Preschool Advantage is proud of its partnership with Massey Quick Simon, an organization that truly understands the importance and value of giving back to their community.