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August 19, 2019Cart

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by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

Greenwich Education Group hosts fair

From left: Joseph Siciliano, director of Parks and Recreation, town of Greenwich; Peggy Hersam, day and boarding school educational consultant, Greenwich Education Group; Muffy Fox, co-director of Day and Boarding School Advisory Services, Greenwich Education Group; Victoria C. Newman, faounder and executive director of Greenwich Education Group and co-director of Day and Boarding School Advisory Services, Greenwich Education Group; and Gina Lucas, chief executive director, REACH Prep.

Greenwich Education Group (GEG) hosted its ninth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair in May at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich. The fair once again enabled prospective students and their families to interact with representatives from nearly 100 top-ranked independent day and boarding schools from throughout the United States and Canada.

More than 300 students and parents from Fairfield, New Haven, Westchester and Putnam counties; New York City; and Long Island attended the event. The popularity of the fair underlines the strength of the collaborative relationship between Greenwich Education Group’s Day and Boarding School Advisory Services division and the individual schools. Division Co-Directors Victoria C. Newman and Muffy Fox, and Day and Boarding School Educational Consultant Peggy Hersam offer personalized assistance to families. Over the past 14 years, GEG’s consulting team has placed more than 1,200 students in independent schools throughout the country.

Due to the success of the event, Greenwich Education Group presented checks totaling $7,000 to two local nonprofits.

The first check for $3,500 went to the Youth Scholarship Fund administered by the town of Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Department Director Joseph Siciliano said that to date 62 children were supported by full or partial scholarships in 2017-18 and estimates that this number will rise to close to 100 children thanks to the influx of additional funding from Greenwich Education Group.

“We are highly appreciative of the support that Greenwich Education Group is giving us through this donation. Parks and Rec and GEG are both focused on giving as many children as possible a variety of experiences that will enable them to develop and flourish,” said Siciliano.

A second check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to REACH Prep’s Chief Executive Director Gina Lucas. 

“REACH Prep is very grateful for this generous donation from Greenwich Education Group. This donation will go directly to support programming for our scholars, including independent school preparation and placement, comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training and supplementary individual and family guidance—all of which prepare our students to succeed at, and graduate from, competitive colleges,” said Lucas..