For Special Needs Students
Schools and Programs we Support
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.
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.
We proudly honor the following individuals and organizations for their commitment to our students.
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
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
2007....Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
2006....Edward M. Harnett
2005...Senator Joseph V. Doria
2005....Victor M. Richel
2004....Chief Bernard Tracy
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....Union County Bd of Chosen Freeholders
2003....The New Jersey Performing Atrs Center
2001....Merck & Co, Inc
2000....Fleet Insurance Advisors