Today Show co-host and Ridgewood native Willie Geist will be issuing the keynote address at the big fundraiser to transform the Ridgewood High School library to a modern "learning commons."
Dubbed the 07450 Schools Committee, a group of HSA-connected parents have . The project, set to start in June and finish in September, is expected to cost about $900,000.
Geist, a 1993 graduate, will be speaking at the gala on Friday, Jan. 11 held at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton. The event ($110 per person or $200 per couple) will feature a live auction for the opportunity to have a commemorative "Wall of Donors" plaque erected by the new library. To get the plaque, you'll need to cough up between $1,000 to $10,000.
"Community members have already begun to express support for the Learning Commons by purchasing commemoratives on the wall for their children, in honor of their RHS year of graduation or in memory of a favorite teacher or loved one," the group said in a press release Friday.
Matthew Friedman and the Uptown Sounds will provide the music on Jan. 11. There is also an open bar, with singing and dancing. The gala runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Donations are tax-deductible.
To learn more about the project, check out this Patch story or visit the RHS Learning Commons website.