Riverview schools foundation dialing for dollars

The Riverview Education Foundation is holding its first-ever phone-athon in hopes of increasing the funds it distributes to schools in the Riverview School District.

“Our goal this year is to give out $60,000,” said REF Treasurer Robyn Vergillo—about $25,000 more than last year. “Our stretch goal is $60,000 and with the phone-athon, I think we’ll make it.”

All of the donations from the phone-athon will be distributed back to the school as grants. The phone-athon will go for two days, Monday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. both days. Cedarcrest High School students and REF board members will make the calls, asking for pledges to support the grants that fund qualifying classroom projects and activities.

District residents who make a pledge can pay by check, with a credit card over the phone or through PayPal by visiting

REF has awarded grants to projects at every school in the district. Grants are awarded in January. To apply for a grant, visit REF’s website. To volunteer, contact Vergillo at

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