HCEF Incoming and Outgoing Board of Directors

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The Harvard Community Education Foundation held their annual meeting in January. 2018.  The Foundation’s Board of Directors are volunteer community business leaders and parents, who overseee the organization to continue the mission of the Foundation.  Directors have no defined term but serve as they are able.  The Board of Directors serve on various committees and form subcommittees of parents and residents to further the Foundation’s mission.  The Foundation welcomes all volunteers who wish to help on various subcommittees at the level of commitment you have to offer.  There are opportunities for everyone to lend some help.

The Foundation would like to thank out going Board Directors: Jackie Fiegel, Stephanie Kasten, Tina Magnetta, Jennifer Pihl, and Michael P. Kelly.  The Foundation appreciates the time and energy you each have devoted to the community.  We know you will continue to support the Foundation in other capacities.

The Foundation would like to give a warm Welcome to newly elected Directors to the Board: Verne Sisson, Joel Berg, and William LeFew.   Verne Sisson was elected to the Officer position of Treasurer.  Thank you for supporting our community and lending your time and energy to further the Foundation’s Mission.

A Dream Almost Realized!

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A Message from HCEF President Jamie Wombacher

August 28. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Most Americans are familiar with the speech and its hope for equality for all. Here in Harvard, in 1996 Dr. Richard Crosby also had a dream. His dream was for education opportunities for all students in Harvard. His dream was to start an education foundation that one day would have $1,000,000 in its endowment account, and would be able to enhance the education of Harvard students in big ways. His dream started with a small group of supporters, hardworking parents, grandparents, teachers, and business people. Throughout the past 17 years the group has grown and evolved, but with each new supporter came more passion for Dr. Crosby’s dream, There have been ups and downs in the market that have at times made the dream look unattainable, or if attainable, something what would take decades to achieve.

Foundation Awards Mini-Grants in the Amount of $6,846.16

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The Harvard Education Foundation awarded $6,846.16 in grants to many District 50 teachers as part of the Foundation’s annual mini-grant program. Teachers submitted thirty five grant proposals in June of 2013 asking for funding to do special projects which would enhance the educational experience of District 50 students. The Foundation was able to fully or partially fund twenty-one of the grants.

Why HCEF Is Building an Endowment

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Since its inception in the 90s, the Harvard Community Education Foundation Board has wanted to ensure its ability to support Harvard education well into the future. Our primary strategy for doing that is through the building of an endowment. An endowment is a sum of money that provides income through investment. That income provides an ongoing source of funding for the organization holding the endowment.

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