Courier event adds $1,500 to Fund for Public Schools

The Queens Courier proudly presented The Fund for Public Schools with a $1,500 check following fundraising efforts during the Second Annual King of Queens event.

At the October 29 event, The Queens Courier honored various community leaders, including Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein. During the event, money was raised though a raffle, door prizes and a silent auction, to benefit The Fund for Public Schools, which was established by Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2002,.

The fund, a public-private partnership, secures investments from private businesses, individuals and foundations to assist with school reform and initiatives.

According to its web site, it “works to attract private investment in school reform to encourage greater involvement of all New Yorkers in the education of our children. This includes working to secure critical funding for system-wide education reform initiatives; facilitation strategic public-private partnerships; managing a targeted set of programs to support city schools; and building citywide public awareness.”

“The Fund for Public Schools is excited to be the recipient of this donation from the King of Queens event. New York City’s public schools have made great strides, but we need everyone to get involved to truly make them shine,” said Stephanie Dua, the CEO of the organization.

“We thank The Courier and the event attendees for their generosity; you have stepped up to the plate and our students will be the winners.”

For more information on The Fund for Public Schools, visit www.fundforpublicschools.org.