Daniel Gerardi and Ronald Skopak retired from their positions as superintendent and business administrator of Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools at the end of June with a combined 69 years of service.
The longtime colleagues and close friends made a guest appearance at Monday night's Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting to make a presentation to the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation (CWCEF).
Gerardi and Skopak handed Marie Lanfrank, president of the CWCEF, a check for $4,007.45, representing proceeds from their retirement dinner held in June.
"If anyone deserves to receive gifts on their retirement it's Dan and Ron," said Superintendent James Heinegg, "and they chose to instead donate all of the proceeds of the retirement gala to the foundation."
Gerardi said, "We couldn't think of a more worthwhile organization to make this donation to."
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides additional and alternative funds to the district primarily through proceeds from events such as Dancing With Our Community Stars (Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013) and Taste of the Caldwells, as well as Teacher Tribute Cards.
Outgoing board member Maureen McNish was thanked for her service at Monday's Board of Education meeting.