Established in 1997, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that raises funds to support the post-secondary education and vocational training of graduates from public and private high schools in the greater Saratoga community. The Foundation is striving to establish an endowment of $1 million.

Community Service Takes Center Stage at Fundraiser

On Oct. 29, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation held its annual fundraising brunch. Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk, longtime Rotarian Edward A. Lenz, and the Saratoga Center for the Family were recognized for their community service.

Read more about the event as covered by the Saratogian.

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You’re Invited to Our Fundraising Brunch

Our annual Rotary Education Foundation Brunch is right around the corner!
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The invitation with more information is below. Feel free to reserve your space or make a donation online at:
http://saratogaspringsscholarships.org/donate/

Click on the Donate Online link.

If you have any questions, please email info@saratogaspringsscholarships.org.

This year’s brunch will honor Maggie Fronk, executive director of Wellspring, Saratoga Center for the Family and feature a special tribute to Edward A. Lenz.

There will also be a silent auction to raise funds. Food is donated by Longfellows.

If possible, please RSVP by October 10.

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SSREF Awards $70,000 in Scholarships in 2017

This year, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $70,000 in education scholarships to 16 high school seniors, attending schools within the Saratoga Springs School District.

More than 60 applications were received from students attending Saratoga Springs High School, The Waldorf School, Saratoga Central Catholic High School, and the Saratoga BOCES. From those applications, students were selected for individual interviews, and ultimately 16 finalists were determined.

Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to the Presidential Scholarship of $20,000, which was awarded this year to Sophie Smith, who will be studying Computer Science at the Carnegie Mellon University.

Here are some of the 2017 scholarship recipients after awards were handed out in June.

Scholarships were also awarded to Emily Rosato, Paul Ruger, David Romano, Amy Carolus, Allison Daboval, Emily McAlpine, Kieran Wurl, Sija Los, Robert Michalofsky, Jarod Detrick, Eric Jess, Annamarisa Sudigala, Hannah Tucker, Hayden Meaney, and Ava Grande.

Scholarships are funded through various means, including the Rotary Club’s annual Home and Lifestyle Show, held each March at the Saratoga City Center; a brunch held each October by the Saratoga Rotary Education Foundation; the endowment of the Saratoga Rotary Education Foundation; and through generous donations by individuals and businesses in the Saratoga Springs area.

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Look TV Features Presidential Scholarship Winner

Look TV sits down with Sophie Smith, the 2017 recipient of our Presidential Scholarship, and Stephen Kyne, chairman of the SSREF’s Scholarship Committee.

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