Who We Are: Foundation

The Madera Elementary Foundation (MEF) was founded in 2015 to provide financial support for educational enrichment activities that benefit students at Madera Elementary.  Today, the Foundation manages an annual budget of $180,000.

The Foundation is run by a board of a dozen parent volunteers and works closely with the PTA, the teaching staff, and the principal. The Foundation board meets monthly to conduct regular business, and at our annual public meeting in May, we elect the board for the next academic year.

2018 – 2019 MEF Board of Directors

President: Karineh Samkian
CFO: Karen Jewell
Secretary: Mark Lucia
Maia Bazjanac
Andres Bergero
Alli Goldenberg
Kelly Hardy
Jessica King
Deborah McClain
Megan O’Brien
Matt Reed
Rachel Sommovilla
Cory Wareham
Alison Makela (Ex Oficio)
Nancy Kawase (Ex Oficio)

For additional information about the Madera Elementary Foundation, see the FAQ here: MEF Frequently Asked Questions.