By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter.
The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) was formed to provide financial assistance for relatives, employees or immediate family members of employees, who are seeking post-secondary education in college or vocational programs.
The foundation provided fourteen scholarships this past spring and hopes to provide more this year. Scholarships, as well as other foundation events, operate solely on contributions through donations and fund-raising initiatives. Unfortunately, NEREF was unable to run their silent auction alongside their annual convention and golf outing due to the pandemic. Now more than ever NEREF needs your donations.
There are a variety of scholarship donation options and payment plans. All contributions, no matter the amount, are appreciated by the foundation and make a difference. Since the Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. These donations are also a great way for your company to help support future workers of the industry.
Below are two programs for your consideration:
Foundation Friends Program
Corporate and personal donations from members of the roofing industry are accepted for this program. For this program, select a level of contribution and either make a one-time payment or your donation can be paid yearly for up to five years.
The levels of contribution to choose from include:
Corporations or individuals who make a donation of $60,000 or more have the great honor and opportunity to establish a scholarship in either their corporate or personal name for 20 years. This is an excellent way to make your mark and create continued support for students and their futures.
Sponsor a Scholarship
This entirely new program allows you to name a scholarship for the year if you donate $3,000 or more. You can name the scholarship in honor of someone, your family, your company or anything else of your choosing.
The foundation is incredibly grateful to all corporations and individuals who choose to make a difference in the industry and support the pursuit of education.