Sponsorship Program

Acceptance of a sponsorship or an advertisement does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the Friends Council on Education.

Friends Council Sponsors

Friends Council on Education’s Sponsorship Program is specifically designed for companies and organizations that provide products and services to independent schools. This program offers the opportunity to access a network of more than 115 Friends schools, global affiliates, colleges and educational organizations, through general publicity and advertising options, and the chance for focused participation at events and gatherings throughout the year.

ConnectOne Bank

ConnectOne Bank serves the financial needs of independent K-12 educational institutions, colleges, and universities in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and beyond. Recognized for outstanding client services and accessibility to decision-makers, ConnectOne Bank offers creative solutions including cash management services, school campus renovation and expansion financing, endowment investment management, and a Bank-donation Affinity Program. 
Contact Person: Mark Cardone, First Senior Vice President: [email protected], 908-206-2860

Culinart Group

CulinArt operates on-site dining facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic region and California. We customize dining programs to schools’ individual needs based on student demographics, regional and cultural preferences, and the mission of the school. CulinArt ensures our dining programs minimize their environmental impact and ensure sustainability through local sourcing, recycling, food waste reduction, and other efforts. Our independent school clients include George School, Germantown Friends School, William Penn Charter School, Trinity-Pawling School and others. 
Contact information: Bob Kelly ([email protected]) & Dan McGill ([email protected])



GG+A is the first-choice partner for independent schools seeking sustainable growth in fundraising and engagement programs. We are grounded in data and industry-leading best practices, providing development program reviews, feasibility studies, campaign plans, and analytical solutions.
Contact: Jim McKey, Senior Vice President and Independent Schools Practice Area Leader
[email protected]

Dewar Inc.

A.W.G. Dewar Inc. has been serving independent schools with the Tuition Refund Plan since 1930.This unique insurance product helps schools protect tuition income from losses caused by student withdrawals and dismissals during the academic year. Parents also receive protection of their contracted tuition commitment. 

Contact information: Andy Martinson, VP, [email protected] or 617-774-1555

School Cues

SchoolCues is a parent engagement, marketing and notification platform for small schools. It’s a simple and easy to use solution designed for schools with limited resources, budgets and technology infrastructure, to communicate and interact with parents in the mobile generation.

SchoolCues consists of web, email, a parent communication app and text, all integrated into one system. It is a low cost affordable solution with easy setup & unlimited training. The solution comes with a feature rich array of modules including newsletters, announcements, class and teacher updates, homework updates, parent teacher conference scheduler, incident reports, documents and forms, RSVP, sign ups, personalized calendar, text alerts, permission slips, photo gallery, automatic reminders, notifications, a student information system and many more.

SchoolCues is a practical solution to simplify parent engagement in small schools. Visit us at www.schoolcues.com

Contact: Dr. S Sudhakar, [email protected]

Schoolhouse Pictures


ONLINE. PAPERLESS. EASY. Pictures on meetinghouse porches tie school portraits to the Quaker education. Schools choose Schoolhouse Pictures to offer their parents better quality and to differentiate them from other schools.
Contact: Mary Beth Kully, Founder and CEO.

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