Millburn Education Foundation Hosts ‘Evening of Honor’

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The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills will host an “Evening of Honor” on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston. At the event, the foundation will present its first Crystal Apple award to Millburn High School Principal Dr. William Miron, and Debbie Reider, former PTO President and past president of the Education Foundation, according to a press release.

Dr. Miron is being recognized for his many years of service in the school district and in maintaining the school’s high standards. Rieder is receiving the award for her leadership and tireless dedication in growing the foundation.

The evening will include a cocktail hour at 6:30 pm followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 pm. Renee Minter, Millburn parent and stand-up comedian, will emcee the event.

According to the release:

Dr. Miron has worked in the Millburn school district since 1981. He began his career in the mathematics department, worked his way up to vice principal and eventually became principal of the nationally acclaimed high school in 2007. Along the way he has coached football, wrestling and track. Throughout his career he has been devoted to educational excellence and maintaining Millburn High School’s status even as it has seen its population grow enormously. 

Honoree Debbie Rieder has been a dedicated parent volunteer for over 15 years as her two daughters have grown and attended Millburn schools. As president of the Education Foundation, Debbie helped grow the organization and increase its presence in the town. She helped develop fundraisers, which culminated in more than a million dollars in donations to the district. Current Education Foundation co-president Amy Talbert says “During our time working together as co-presidents Debbie demonstrated the highest level of devotion to our cause.”

The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills is dedicated to enhancing the Millburn public school curriculum by providing equipment, technology, programs and staff development that cannot be funded within budget caps. Run entirely by dedicated volunteers, the foundation raises funds through generous private donors, membership dues, grants and fundraising events. Its collective vision is to enhance student learning and arm students with the tools and self-confidence to reach their dreams.

Tickets are $200 per person. To purchase tickets, tribute ads, make a tax-deductible donation or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit the Education Foundation website.

For more information, contact Michelle Bergman at or 973-202-0687.


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