Winter Jam a success for Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation

Event raises $100,000 for student, teacher grants
March 31, 2023

The annual Winter Jam fundraiser was a huge success for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, with about 600 attendees raising an estimated $100,000 to benefit district students and teachers.

Held at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach March 24, the event offered a silent auction, a gift card pull, small bites provided by Jimmy’s Grille and live entertainment by Blue Label Band.

More than 60 local businesses and individuals sponsored or donated to this year’s event, which serves as CHEF’s primary fundraiser.

CHEF provides grants for unfunded and underfunded educational programs for Cape district students and teachers by offering support for limited-income students and those experiencing homelessness, classroom projects, STEM initiatives, performing arts education, and training to support diversity and inclusion.

In 11 years, CHEF has contributed nearly $260,000 to more than 370 grant awardees.

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