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  • The FREF has been established on the conviction that our children should have access to a wide variety of resources and learning experiences if we are to truly prepare them as capable, successful learners.
    With dollars raised through various fundraising activities, the FREF awards grants that support creative, innovative and sustainable educational initiatives that supplement and complement existing district curriculum. 
    Our goal is to fund opportunities, equipment and experiences that would not otherwise be supported through the district budget.

  • Our Mission:
    To foster excellence in education by funding innovative and enriching educational initiatives for children from pre-K through eighth grade in the Flemington-Raritan School District. 
     

     
    Why the need?
    Education foundations promote excellence in education by providing grants to educators that fund initiatives throughout the school district.  These initiatives provide educational advantages to the children by funding activities that would not otherwise be funded through the traditional district budget.  
    They have a broad impact that goes beyond the classroom by engaging retired alumni and educators, as well as business leaders, community members and corporations in their efforts to enhance student achievement.  As independent, non-profit organizations, they open additional revenue streams, not otherwise available to public schools, and...
    • Play a critical role as districts face tight budget cuts and caps, as well as elimination of programs and services
    • Garner a variety of resources and funds for the enhancement of educational opportunities for children in the school district
    • Recognize and encourage academic excellence through grants for teachers and administrators
    • Enhance communication between the district and community
    • Offer opportunities for community members to become involved with their local district

     
    Our History:
    In the fall of 2011, the Flemington Raritan School District put forth a charge to explore the creation of an Education Foundation.  Parent, school and community leaders came forth to serve on a committee to research the feasibility of this task.  Over the next months, they continued to shape their purpose and structure, and moved toward formal establishment as an independent, non-profit organization that would benefit the students and school community. 
    In July 2012, members filed articles of incorporation and adopted by-laws that legally set forth the mission, structure and responsibilities of the organization, and formalized the Executive Board.  
    In May 2013, to begin the charge of securing funds that would benefit our children, members submitted a formal application for tax-exempt status.  
    In August 2014, the Education Foundation received their federal tax exemption as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.  

    While the founding members of the FREF have set a path for success, the future of the foundation depends on you.
     

    For more information, feel free to view our presentation to the Flemington-Raritan School District Board of Education (June 3, 2013) regarding our launch and plans.
    Presentation

  • Contact Us:
    FREFboard@gmail.com
     
    PO Box 2315
    Flemington, NJ 08822

     
     Executive Board:
    President
     
    Julie Bell
    juliambell1@gmail.com
    (908) 399-4077

    Co-Vice Presidents

    Kathleen Mikalsen
    E-mail ID: kmikalse
    (908) 284-7586
     
    Margaret DeAngelis
    E-mail ID: mmdeange
    (908) 284-7620; ext 5805 
     
    Secretary
     
    Ariej Dawood
    ariejdawood@gmail.com
     

    Treasurer

    Kim Tilly
    tillyfref@gmail.com
    (908) 240-7697

     

     
    Teacher Liaisons:
    Barley Sheaf School
    Kathy Mikalsen
     
    Copper Hill School
    Vacant
     
    Frances A. Desmares School
    Lea Klein
     
    Robert Hunter School
    Margaret DeAngelis
     
    Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
    Kathleen Thorton
     
    J.P. Case Middle School
    Donna Cherkezian
     
     
     Board of Education Representative:
    Tim Bart 
    Laurie Markowski