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A nonprofit foundation has been formed to support programs for Clarence Central School students that were cut after the district’s original 2013-14 budget was rejected by voters.

“The elimination of essential clubs and athletics galvanized parents to work together on this one-year restoration initiative,” says Victor A. Martucci, president of the newly organized Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation.

The foundation has launched two fundraising plans – the “1,000 Families Challenge,” inspired by parents who offered to donate the dollar amount they would have paid in taxes if the original budget had passed; and “Major Gift Donors,” headed by businessman Drew Cerza, which invites individuals, businesses and organizations to sponsor a sport, club or project.