Supporting Education

 For Special Needs Students

Schools and Programs we Support
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Annual Fundraising Event
The Union County Educational Services Commission (UCESC) was established in June 1969 as a public education agency to provide educational programs and services to disabled and non-disabled children who could not be served appropriately in a regular classroom setting or in the special education programs in their local districts. UCESC serves all 21 municipalities in Union County.

Since its inception, UCESC has been challenged not only by the growing number of students needing specialized instruction, but also by societal changes that are having a dramatic effect on children’s lives. Today, UCESC has grown to its present status of serving more than 7,000 children annually.

Union County Educational Services Foundation
Since its development, the UCESF has strived to raise funds for large scale projects that would benefit the special student populations served by the Commission. Major funding projects include, a playground for the students of the Crossroads School, a community based life skills program for Lamberts Mill Academy Students; and a Pre-Employment Training Skills Project (P.E.T.S.) for the Westlake School. In addition, the Union County Educational Services Commission received a $50,000 donation from the Foundation in 2012. These funds were used to enhance the educational programs in the Commission.

​The foundation has also been a primary recipient of funds raised at the annual “Drive for Autism” Golf Tournament and by special events hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. The golf tournament has been coordinated by Anthony Trezza and his son Thomas for the past ten years collectively raising over $100,000. This year, Crossroads School received $6000 which will be used to purchase assistive educational technology and alternative communication devices for students diagnosed with Autism.
 
The NJ Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America has also been a long time supporter of the Commission’s Westlake School. Over the years, the Chapter has donated more than $50,000. This year the school received $7550. These funds will be used to purchase updated curriculum packages.

For information on how you or your organization can help support the projects and programs of the Union County Educational Services Foundation, please call 908-233-9317 ext. 271.





Fundrasing Campaigns
We proudly honor the following individuals and organizations for their commitment to our students.


Individual Honorees

2017....Paul Del Sordo

2016....Peter A. Capodice

​2016....Michael T. Fitzsimmons

2016....Eric J. LeGrand

2015....Francis X. Lamparello

2015....Assemblyman John M. Bramnick

2014....Gerard "Jay" Boyle

2014....James Gesumaria

2013....Deacon Joseph Caporaso

2012....Dr. Thomas J. Bistocchi

2012....Sister Maureen Fichner, S.S.J.

2012....Sister Donna Marie O'Brien, O.P.

2011....Eustace "Gus" Anselmi

2010....Sister Percylee Hart, RSM

2009....Mark Bocchieri

2008....Charles Mancuso

2007....Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow

2006....Edward M. Harnett

2005...Senator Joseph V. Doria

2005....Victor M. Richel

2004....Chief Bernard Tracy

2004....Anthony Trezza

2003....Sister Maureen James, O.P.

2002....Donald T. DiFrancesco

2001....Dr. Ronald L. Applbaum

2000....Senator Jack Ewing

1999....Frank J. Cicarell

1998....Ernest J. Finizio

1997....Dr. Saul Cooperman

1996....Governor Thomas H. Kean


Organizations & Corporate Honorees

2017....Shoprite of Clark

2017....Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

2011....Westfield Service League

2009....Westfield Chamber of Commerce

2008....Construction Industry Advancement  Pgm

2007....BMW Car Club of America, NJ Chapter

2007....Trinitas Hospital, Behavioral Health

2006....Infineum

2006....Union County Bd of Chosen Freeholders

2005....Commerce Bank

2004....Schering-Plough Corporation

2003....The New Jersey Performing Atrs Center

2002....Prudential Financial

2001....Merck & Co, Inc

2000....Fleet Insurance Advisors

1999....NUI Energy

1998....Verizon

1997....L'Oreal USA