TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River Regional School District’s band programs are getting a $10,000 donation from the Toms River Education Foundation, thanks to the hardworking volunteers who work for the non-profit group and a gracious donor.
Last year, the newly-founded Toms River Education Foundation made its philanthropic mission known with a $10,000 donation to district athletics. Yesterday, the foundation continued its support of enriching extracurricular activities, donating $10,000 to the district’s music programs.
“The donation will certainly be welcomed by a burgeoning musical arts scene within the district,” the Toms River Regional School District said of the donation. “Over the past several weeks, numerous students have been named to state and regional bands and orchestras, and the arts, in general, has seen a huge spike in interest, talent, and success in recent years.”
“We know how crucial the arts and specifically music is to a well-rounded education,” said Board President Jennifer Howe, who also serves as TREF’s vice president. “We hope this donation enables any student to pursue a pathway in music education with all the resources, mentorships, and experiences they will need to succeed and thrive.”
Howe also acknowledged that the donation was made possible by local support, including Dr. Mukesh Roy, who donated proceeds from the Metro Classic Basketball Tournament.