2014-2015 – Happy 20th Birthday EFLS!

The EFLS celebrated 20 years of bringing technology to Little Silver schools with its 2015 fundraiser “Celebrate 20 Years of EFLS!” In this one special night, the Foundation generates 99% of its donations to the school!

The entertainment lineup from our 2015 Annual Fundraiser:

Celebrating 20 Years of Funding Technology in Little Silver Schools on Friday, March 6th at Ocean Place in Long Branch.
The renowned Jersey Shore band Brian Kirk and the Jirks!!! Brian and his troop of amazing musicians is known for playing the latest hits and the classics as well as getting major crowd participation.


Award winning mentalist and mind reader, Asi Wind. In addition to being the headliner at New York’s longest-running magic show, Asi is frequently asked to invent and design ideas for other magicians worldwide. Spontaneous and unpredictable, Asi’s performances are a roller-coaster for the mind.

2013-2014 – Little Silver’s Got Talent!

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On March 21, 2014, the Little Silver community gathered together for the EFLS event, “Little Silver’s Got Talent”!  Raising nearly $70,000, the event featured performances by both LS parents and teachers.  Ultimately, the evening’s competition was won by the musical duo “Honey and the Badger,” performed by Dave Ballard and Laura Deykerhoff.   Many thanks to all the musicians, dancers, and (yes!) hula hoopers all who put on a fabulous show.  Further thanks to our emcee, Bob Perry, our talent show judges, our event sponsors, and all those who attended this special night!  Click here for pictures of “Little Silver’s Got Talent!”

2012-2013 – Dancing with the Stars

EFLS_dance4“Dancing With The Stars”, which took place on March 8, 2013 at the Shadowbrook, managed to raise nearly $60,000 for technology in our schools. The event featured a dance-off between 7 couples, comprised of LS parents and teachers. The pairs worked with local dance studios to choreograph original dance numbers, which they performed for all in attendance. The competition was fierce, but Tabitha and Joe Pia took home the silver ball trophy that night. “Dancing With The Stars” also featured a performance by the RBR Academy of Visual and Performing Arts dance team, a Live and Silent Auction, music by “The Haven”, an open bar, and amazing food. The EFLS appreciates all who came out that night to support the event. Special thanks to our sponsors  and our “cast” of talented dancers, judges, and emcees: Chris Smith and Bettina Forbes.

Dancers/Studio Sponsors:

  • Kara and Jamie Raymond – Dance Plus, Little Silver
  • Jennifer and John Borenius – Dance Mixx Studio, Shrewsbury
  • Carolyn and Eric Wasserfall – Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Red Bank
  • Lori and Bill Lopez – Kick Dance Studio, Fair HavenTabitha and Joe Pia – Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Red Bank
  • Kristen and Gregg Galante – Kathryn Barnett School of Dance, Red Bank
  • Julie Ford and Sami Strauss – South Street Salsa in Marlboro


Bob Neff, LB Kass, and Amy Byrnes

Masters of Ceremony:

Chris Smith and Bettina Forbes

2011-2012 – Silver Chef Throwdown

EFLS_Chef2On November 18, 2011, the EFLS hosted the “Silver Chef Throw Down” at McCloone’s Rum Runner in Sea Bright. The  fundraiser featured an “Iron Chef” like competition between Little Silver teachers, Tim Russoniello and Kim Christman and, executive chef, Joe Racioppi of McCloone’s Pier House. Samples of each team’s dishes were passed through the crowd, and the cook-off ended in a tie. The big winners were Little Silver’s schools, which benefited from the nearly $50,000 raised that evening. In addition to the competition, the event featured a silent auction, a prize-filled trivia challenge, live music, and  endless trays of food-samples. The EFLS extends its thanks to the Little Silver community, sponsors, and attendees for their generous support of the “Silver Chef Throw Down”! Special thanks to our talented chefs, emcees Farley Boyle and Chris Smith, and keynote speaker, Manoj Narang.

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