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The Rochester Education Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising resources and offering programs to support the success of Rochester's city schoolchildren.

Our goal? To support success for students at every age. Help us give Rochester city school students the tools they need to succeed.

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The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education -- George Eastman





We reached 2000 on March 13, 2018! Thank you for donating 2000 musical instruments to REF for city kids since 2005! For info go to:

Spring for Music Opportunities


Come to our Guest Bartender

event May 10 from 5 to 8 pm at Scotland Yard Pub, 187 St. Paul St.

Drink a toast to supporting success for our Rochester kids.

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REF, 250 Mill St., Roch. NY 14614

Click here to support our programs with an online donation through Network for Good.

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