Serving Education in Somers, NY

With over $1.8 million raised since 1994

The Somers Education Foundation (SEF), established in 1994, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of parents, school representatives and community members. SEF supports Somers schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich the educational experience and are not funded by the district’s budget.

As of March 2024, SEF has awarded $1.8 Million across 450 grants and scholarships to the SCSD.

For a list of our latest grants awarded, please see our newsletters.

The WizFit Challenge - Coming April 2024

Harlem Wizards Game

Annual SEF Golf Outing at Anglebrook Golf Course - June 10, 2024

Grants and Scholarships

We were excited to host our 2023 SEF Honoree Awards Celebration honoring Doreen Stoecker, Jeff Feldman, and Dominic Veltri this past April at Anglebrook Golf Club. It was a fun night for all!! Who will be our honorees for 2024?! Please feel free to nominate someone you feel is deserving by emailing Thank you to all our SEF Hall of Fame honorees for all they have done and continue to do for our community and the students of the Somers Central School District.


Annual Giving Campaign

2023-2024 Somers Education Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

November is a time for giving thanks and we are Thankful for all that our supporters do for us on an ongoing basis to support our mission. We continue to award grants and scholarships to teachers and students in the Somers Central School District (SCSD).


18 Supporters

62% of $2,500 goal

Organized by

Somers Education Foundation


We have awarded over


grants and scholarship including:


New in 2023

Somers Education Foundation Newswire

SEF Newswire: Empowering Education, Advancing Community, Celebrating Achievements.

Celebration Committee

SEF is honored to fund so many initiatives during each school year and now we are making an effort to follow up and show the community these projects in action. The Celebration Committee has been formed and we are making an effort to reach out to each of our grant winners to learn more about the execution of their exciting project and to ask a few questions to see how we can best support the initiatives moving forward. This new committee is also hoping to make sure we’re meeting the goals of the parents, teachers and students while celebrating the advancements SEF has aided in our community. We look forward to showcasing our grants and encouraging others to apply for funding towards their projects.

Democratic Club Dinner

What a wonderful night at the Somers Democratic Club Dinner, where the Somers Education Foundation received the Community Appreciation Award in recognition of our grantmaking and scholarship awarding abilities for the children of Somers. We have now awarded $1.8 million since our 1994 founding. I was so honored to represent SEF along with Lindsay Portnoyand Jeff Feldman. Friday, June 16 has been designated SEF Day in Somers and Sunday, June 18 has been designated SEF/Glenn Hintze Day (OMG! :)) in Westchester County. Thank you so much Somers Democratic Club (Lorne Robbins, Christine Robbins), Somers Supervisor Rick Morrissey and Westchester Legislative Chair Mike Kaplowitz!! We are humbled!! Congrats also to my friend Shari R. Gordon for receiving the Democrat of the Year award!


Our Mission

The Somers Education Foundation (SEF) promotes community awareness and support for Somers schools by raising money for programs not funded by the school budget or other school groups. SEF’s objective is to support specific teacher and/or student initiatives and special projects which enrich the educational experience.