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Honoree Memento Photo Books Presented to Mr. Polansky

The HFEE board presented Mr. Polansky with a memento book from the 2022 HFEE Gala. It included messages of congratulations from the community. It’s safe to say he enjoyed it! The memento book was born from a new fundraising idea, called “30 for $30,” that the HFEE board implemented. For a thirty-dollar donation, friends, family,…

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HFEE Board Kicks Off Grant Application Season

Following a successful fundraising gala in May 2022, the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE), is kicking off the HFEE Star Grant application season on Monday, October 17. This non-profit organization, run by parent volunteers, raises funds for innovative educational programs and/or equipment beyond state funding. The HFEE Star Grant Program offers teachers and…

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2022 HFEE Fundraising Gala Huge Success

A sold-out crowd of 280 turned out for the 2022 Reach for the Stars gala on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the newly renovated and exquisite Water’s Edge in Centerport. The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE) presented longtime district Superintendent James W. Polansky and Huntington Class of 1995 member Dr. James Paci with…

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HFEE To Honor Huntington High School Alumnus James Paci, MD AT THE 2022 HFEE GALA

The Huntington athletic fields were only the beginning for Dr. James Paci. “I was initially drawn to a career in medicine through my exposure to the team physicians at Huntington High School. As a child spending many days on the Huntington football sidelines, I noticed there were always three people who were seen as the…

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Huntington Superintendent of Schools James W. Polansky Named Honoree at the 2022 HFEE Gala

Mr. James W. Polansky has led the district through challenging times with grace, dignity, and fortitude. His dedication to the district and its families is immeasurable. His energy and enthusiasm for improving the quality of education for every student is reflected through his many contributions to the Huntington School District. When asked about being named…

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30 for $30 Fundraising Event

Send a message of congratulations to our 2022 HFEE Gala honorees, Mr. James Polansky and Dr. James Paci, in a lasting and memorable way through HFEE’s new fundraising campaign called “30 for $30.” For a $30 donation, donors can write a personalized note of congratulations up to 30 words long (or up to 130 characters) to the honorees.

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HFEE Gala Set for May 4th at the Water’s Edge in Centerport

Honoring Superintendent James W. Polansky and Community Member Dr. James Paci After a year hiatus, the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE) board members are incredibly excited to announce their annual fundraising event, The Reach for the Stars Gala, will be held on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 – 10 p.m. at a new…

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HFEE is back!

The Huntington Foundation is back! Under the leadership of new president Jen Stevens, HFEE is looking forward to making an impact in the 2021-2022 school year. HFEE has created a new logo this year designed by HFEE board member Tara Polli (See Below). We have also updated and redesigned our website. The HFEE board members…

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New HFEE President

An alumna of Huntington High School, Jennifer Stevens is uniquely positioned to lead the Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE) into its third decade of providing grants that enrich the education and learning experiences for Huntington students. Jennifer is a communications executive at VMware, a leading software company, and previously was the vice president…

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