Join the RHEF Board: Make a Difference in Our Community! - Red Hook Education Foundation
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Join the RHEF Board: Make a Difference in Our Community!

Have you been looking for a way to give back to your Red Hook community? The Red Hook Education Foundation is seeking new board members!

You can learn more about who we are and what we do in our ABOUT section. If you’re interested, please email us to learn more about applying.

Below are a few details on just a few of the things we do in service of support Red Hook public school Students:

The Student-in-Need Fund

As the school year ramps up, the Red Hook Education Foundation works with each building-level principal to replenish funds that are deployed to support a diversity of student/family needs as they arise during these first weeks and months of school. This aspect of our work is a core area of focus and allows RHEF to meet an array of needs: clothes, prescription eyeglasses, school supplies, transportation to appointments, etc. As the year progresses, these funds are available through grant requests for more targeted projects. Please consider making a general donation in any amount whenever you can.

Our Annual Fundraising Gala

For the past X years, we’ve been throwing a fun evening of food, fashion, and dance, traditionally held in Bard’s fabulous Spiegeltent, all in support of Red Hook students. It’s our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year to generate funds that support the RHEF’s work and the Student-in-Need Fund. Countless sponsors, volunteers, and community members show up to eat, dance, and support our students. See pics of our 2023 Gala here!


The Red Hook Education Foundation accepts applications on a rolling basis from faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and students of the RHCSD for projects that support teaching and learning across the District. Award amounts vary and depend on the scope of the proposed project. To learn more about our criteria and the application process please visit our Grants Page.  During the ‘22/23 school year, RHEF mini-grants included:

  • Clearwater Sloop and Maritime Museum (LAMS)
  • Red Hook High School Mentor’s Club
  • LAMS Student Supply Wall
  • LAMS Tutoring Program
  • Winter Coat Drive
  • RHCSD Trade Fair
  • Summer Academy
  • CommunityConnect Summer Program
  • The Annual 8th Grade Field Trip (pictured)
  • Digital Media Arts/Red Hook Broadcasting Studio Update
  • IB Sports Exercise and Health Science Physical Therapy and Game Day
  • RH High School Shared Metal & Wood Routing Computer Numerical Control Machine