How We Get It All Done
As you can imagine, in order to manage an organization that raises nearly $500,000 a year, reviews approximately 100 grants a year, and is constantly trying to raise awareness of its efforts, hundreds of volunteers are needed. In addition to our board positions, several committees have been established to further our efforts.
Grant committees meet four times during the year to review, evaluate, and vote on grants submitted by the district, teachers, and parents. Grant committees are organized by grade levels with an elementary, middle school, and high school committee. All committees are overseen by the Grants Chair, Sue Thatch. To understand how grants are evaluated, click here for more information.
Elementary Grant Committee*indicates teacher
Ian Bell* - J Samantha Heimple - B Jenna Smith - W Amy Burke - F Julie Lanzone - LH Loreli Stochaj* - F Allison Busam (Allie) - B Lindsay Rosoff - J Heather Thomas - LH Bill Gouveia - J Danielle Serban - W Susan Yarad - FMiddle and High School Grant Committee Lisa Betz Lisa Hartman Jennifer Shunk Kathy Clark Lori Ingerman Randy Wallock * Sharyn Colon Kristin Lumellau Corey Walsh * Shari Competiello Trish Murphy Amy Wysoczynski * Natalie Dougherty Lauren Pardo MaryBeth Driscoll Dawn RempellThe Audit Committee: Chaired by Jeff Giroux
The Audit Committee oversees proper external review of the audited financial statements, as well as SEF’s risk management to include monitoring the internal control environment. Each member shall be free of any relationship that would interfere with his or her individual exercise of independent judgment.The Investment Committee: Chaired by Yon Cho
The purpose of this committee is to oversea the investment of the endowment assets. Currently, the committee is comprised of a chairman, and three members, plus the assistant treasurer of SEF and its co-presidents. The endowment assets are invested as a balanced portfolio.The Development Committee: Chaired by Christine Murray
The Development Committee works to raise awareness of SEF's investment in our public schools and to encourage community support for SEF through contributions and attendance at our annual fundraiser events. They meet throughout the year to determine the direction and strategy for SEF's development process.
Amanda Greenblatt Laura Schaffer
This committee is responsible for the management of special events for SEF, organizing the annual Partner's Night event, and advising and supporting the Spring Fundraiser chairs for the annual Spring Fundraiser.The Communication Committee: Chaired by Amy Wise
This committee provides content for our annual solicitation, newsletter, and thank you communications. The committee also prepares and distributes press releases and maintains social media and website communications with parents and the community.