Fraser Educational Foundation

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    What is the Fraser Educational Foundation?

    The Fraser Educational Foundation is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization. The objective of the foundation is to provide funding that will enhance teacher creativity, student enrichment, and community involvement through activities that go beyond the scope of normally funded school budgets and responsibilities. Typically the basis and intent of any educational foundation are to provide non-traditional funding for non-traditional projects, activities and classroom materials.

    The foundation supports the schools in our district through grants and mini-grants. The money is raised through donations from teachers, individuals, and local businesses as well as a variety of fundraisers during the school year. During the last 20 years, the Fraser Educational Foundation has averaged $8,000 in grants annually.

    Who Does the Foundation Help?

    The grant program supports funding for all levels (DK-12). Some examples of recent projects the foundation has supported include grants for the purchase of books, supplemental education programs and establishing MakerSpaces.

    Donate to the Foundation

    One-Time Online Donation
    Anyone is welcome to make a tax-deductible donation at any time.

2020-2021 Grant Recipients

  • Single Grant

    Kelly Zombo
    Eisenhower Elementary

    Ms. Zombo will use the grant to create a thinkerspace/imagination station in the media center at Eisenhower. “We would like to increase the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of all of our students making this change to a thinkerspace and including more STEM activities,” said Ms. Zombo in her application.


    Lori Wetzel
    Richards Middle School

    Ms. Wetzel will purchase books for all elementary and the RMS libraries that include characters with commonly underrepresented populations. “I want all Fraser students to be able to find books on the shelves with which they can personally identify,” Ms. Wetzel said in her application. “I want them to find characters that look like them and share common experiences.” Teachers will also be able to use the books to facilitate a culturally responsive classroom.


    Sara Belvedere
    Fraser High School

    Ms. Belvedere will purchase flexible seating for her classroom to increase student engagement and choice. “Choice allows students to select the best type of learning experience for them and keeps classroom activities from getting too predictable,” Ms. Belvedere said in her application. The floor seats and bean bag chairs will allow students to move around the room and make decisions that are best for their learning.




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    Chris Skruba
    Vice President

    Teresa Van Sickle

    James Walsh
    Delia Martin
    Carol Nine

    Sharron Henderson

    Norma Krussman

    Gerry Gauthier

    Beth Gauthier

    Bev Belzyt

    Carrie Wozniak