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Picture of the Day: Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception

November 11th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Rex Sinquefield at Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception. 

Children from St. Frances Cabrini Academy in St. Louis delighted guests with their musical presentation at a recent reception held for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF).

The event was hosted by Rex and. Jeanne Sinquefield, and welcomed members of the TTEF board of directors as well as other supporters and friends. The Sinquefields oversee the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, which earlier this year donated $500,000 to TTEF.

Since 1990 TTEF has raised more than $20 million for tuition assistance in the form of grants and scholarships for children to attend the private or parochial school of their choice.  More than 1,100 children benefit from this support annually.

Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation is most grateful to Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield for their generosity and commitment to the education of children,” said TTEF chairman Jack Pohrer.  “The Sinquefields’ partnership with Today and Tomorrow is vital to the success of the Help for Today-Hope for Tomorrow Kindergarten through 4th Grade scholarship program.”

“Researchers at Harvard University have demonstrated that students receiving private school scholarships progress by more than a full grade level in reading and math over their peers in public schools after only one year,” said Sharon Stopke, TTEF executive director.  “Our goal is to provide opportunities for low-income families to enable their children to receive a sound, quality education.”

The Sinquefields are strong proponents of the work done by TTEF.  “All children deserve the opportunity to obtain a thorough education so that they can work to realize their full potential,” said Rex Sinquefield.  “Jeanne and I are honored to help this excellent organization achieve its noble goals that benefit our entire society.”

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of seeking financial support to provide partial scholarship assistance to low-income children in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  St. Frances Cabrini Academy is one of more than 50 participating schools in the St. Louis School Choice Scholarship Fund.

For more information on the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, call 314-792-7622, visit www.archstl.org/ttef or link to http://blip.tv/file/1395921?filename=Tjrenovates-TodayTomorrow520.flv.

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  • 1 Walking the Walk | Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri // Nov 13, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    […] This press release from the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation is just one more example of moving a child from a bad school to a good school working.  TTEF gives scholarships to children in St. Louis Public Schools to go to private schools.  According to this release 1,100 children benefit annually from TTEF scholarships. I would hope the anti school choice advocates take note of the Sinquefield’s contribution to helping these children get into schools where they are receiving a good education.  A Harvard study, also noted in the release, has demonstrated students progressing more than a grade level past their peers in reading and math after transitioning schools.  Mr. and Mrs. Sinquefiled are clearly walking the walk and backing up their advocacy by donating to TTEF.  Real examples of the lives of real children being positively changed.  I invite the anti education reform movement to show where they are helping children in SLPS in such a monumental way by maintaining the status quo. […]

  • 2 calle // Nov 14, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOObQb7eja4

    This is a video showing how much children are benefiting from these scholarships. I’m glad to see this kind of support for kids in the city–this is a far cry from the reviews of city public schools, and as much as we try to redeem the public system, we have to admit that there are kids going to class today who are losing precious, formative years to a failed system. Sinquefield has certainly put his money where his mouth is. All of our children should be so fortunate to find a school that helps them achieve, no matter where they live.

  • 3 Scholarships Help Low-Income Families in Saint Louis | Slay Media // Nov 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    […] Missouri Political News Service covers the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation’s reception at the home of Rex and […]

  • 4 VIDEO: TTEF HELPING SAINT LOUIS KIDS | Slay and Associates // Nov 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

    […] Missouri Political News Service covers the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation’s reception at the home of Rex and Jeanne […]

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