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Who are we?

Established in 2003, the Upper Saddle River Educational Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit community-based organization that seeks to enrich and enhance the scholastic and cultural programs of district students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Funds raised through our annual event are used to fulfill grants submitted by school faculty as well as for capital investments in technology.

Upper Saddle River Education Foundation’s Annual Town Night Out will be held on March 2024.  USREF is seeking sponsorships of the event, donations of decorations, and prizes for the silent auction and raffle.  Your tax-deductible contribution is greatly appreciated and directly benefits the children attending the Upper Saddle River public schools.  

USREF Trustees

Executive Board

Nicky Tedd, President
Ellen Ginsberg Simon, Secretary
Natalya Robles, Treasurer
Joan Carrion, VP Grants
Barbara Lobo, VP Membership
Despina Anastasopoulis, VP Public Relations
Sahar Batla, VP Gala
Karen Mueller, VP Sponsorship
Hani Batla, VP Technology
Yuna Cho, VP Auctions
David Verducci, VP BOE Liaison
Joy Wenberg, VP Grants, emeritus



Traci Altman
Angelica DeGenennars
Andrea Falquez
Judy Silver-Sica
Jennifer Waldbaum

Associate Trustees

Elisabeta Tatu

USREF Award for Excellence

USR Cares Octoberfest

Rockland Boulders

Family Day

Trunk or Treat


Family Night Out at Prudential Center

Community Outreach
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