The Hawthorne Education Foundation was founded with the hope of nourishing and strengthening both the quality of Hawthorne’s public education system and the vitality of the community it serves. Through the use of private resources and fundraisers, the Foundation is committed to supplementing the educational opportunities not currently available to our children in the Hawthorne schools. The Foundation gives back to the Hawthorne schools and Hawthorne students in the form of grants and annual scholarships.  To this end, the Hawthorne Education Foundation recognizes the importance of scholastic enrichment beyond the opportunities within the core curriculum and strives to provide funding to enable our teachers to prepare our children academically, technologically and socially for the workplace in the 21st century; provide professional development for teachers and administrators to pursue advanced training not otherwise provided through traditional resources and opportunities for cross-cultural appreciation so that our children may be enriched and prepared for an increasingly interactive global community. The Hawthorne Education Foundation further recognizes that experiences in science, technology, arts (fine and communication arts) and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) will promote and enhance lifelong enrichment for students, faculty and the community at large. The Hawthorne Education Foundation will maintain a dedicated fund through sustained giving opportunities by outreach to the Hawthorne community and beyond.

The Hawthorne Education Foundation operates in partnership with the public school district for the purpose of enhancing its students’ educational experience and to promote the strengths and challenges faced by the Hawthorne schools.  Foundation Trustees are corporate and community leaders who have donated their time, talents and expertise promoting the mission of the Foundation. Through your support the Hawthorne Education Foundation can become a vehicle of empowerment for our students, our teachers, our schools and our community.


Jennifer Doyle

Vice President

Carrie Melbourne


Megan Craven


Paula DeLuca


Meet The Board

Call us:

(973) 963-4315

Find us: 

445 Lafayette Avenue Hawthorne, NJ 07506