October 14, 2020
This year’s 25th Anniversary Turning Leaves benefit will be “virtual”, but will continue to celebrate the life-changing opportunity preschool provides for the children of Morris and Somerset Counties. This year’s keynote speaker will be Holly Seplocha, Ed.D, Professor of Education at William Paterson University and a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. In addition to Dr. Seplocha’s remarks, a special tribute will be made in recognition of Molly Dunn, Preschool Advantage executive director from 2014 – 2020. The audience will also hear from a Preschool Advantage parent and the impact of early education on their child.
Proceeds from this annual event fund nearly one-third of the tuition grants Preschool Advantage offers each year. Stay tuned for additional details.
2019 Turning Leaves Recap
The 2019 Turning Leaves Fundraising Dinner, held at the Brooklake County Club, attracted more than 325 attendees and reached the highest net income yet for Preschool Advantage! The community honoree was the The Peck School. Adrienne Kirby, Preschool Advantage Board President and past Peck parent, presented the award to Andrew Delinsky, Peck’s Head of School.
Special recognition was also given to a long-time partner preschool, The Preschool Place and Kindergarten. Carol Rubnitz, director of the preschool, spoke about the long relationship between the two organizations.
The highlight of the evening was Ashley Dunker, whose daughter Charlie received Preschool Advantage funding. Ashley currently holds a master’s degree and works in human resource in a local school district. Her husband Jeff works as a high school social studies teacher. They have three daughters now, and Charlie is in second grade.
Our thanks to the Committee, the Board, and all who attended this amazing annual event! Your generosity will allow Preschool Advantage to fund tuition for 40 children!