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Press Release - Eleanor Horne, VP of ETS to address RBBEF

August 13, 2009

Contact:  Kathleen Panepinto

732-224-1267; kpanepinto@comcast.net



RBBEF to Host ETS VP, Eleanor Horne



At its Tuesday, September 1st meeting, the Red Bank Borough Education Foundation will host Eleanor Horne, Vice-President of the ETS Social Investment Fund.  In her presentation, Ten Success Factors for Education Foundations, Ms. Horne will discuss the essentials for a successful education foundation.  Many of these factors lead to greater success in raising money or other resources for public schools. 


Now in its second year since reorganization, RBBEF is assembling a funding plan for its Swimming River Discoveries project, a conversion of the Primary School’s 17-acre wetlands site into an outdoor science learning center and town recreation space.


The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm at the Red Bank Primary School at the west end of River Street.  The public is invited.  A short business meeting will follow


Eleanor Horne heads the ETS Social Investment Fund as an outreach to underserved and underrepresented groups.  In addition she coordinates the ETS community outreach, service and volunteer groups.  In her more than 35 years with ETS she has also served as Director of Test Collection, assistant director of ERIC, the Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation.  Prior to that she served as research assistant for: the US Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, DC; Community information and Referral Center in DC; University of Notre Dame


In 2008 Ms. Horne  received the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Community Involvement Award from PlanSmart NJ for her role in community service. 

ETS, while most widely known for its administration and scoring of more than 24 million tests annually at over 9000 locations worldwide (e.g., the SAT and PSAT), is a nonprofit institution founded in 1947 with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people.  It serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world with teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools.