UPPER MERION AREA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONThe Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation (UMAEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, funded through donations and an annual fundraising event. The purpose of the Foundation is to offer grants to teachers in the Upper Merion Area School District, via an application process, that supplement as well as complement basic educational programs in the areas of Technology, Arts, Scholastic Enhancement and Cultural Enrichment.
We are looking for individuals in our community who are passionate about the education of our children. If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, feel free to contact any of the current Trustees listed below.
2018-2019 Board of Trustees:
Todd Brown, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy McDonald, Treasurer - email@example.com
Robyn Briggs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Budno Hope – email@example.com
Scott Haley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Jones – email@example.com
Michael Keeley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Silver, Ed. D – email@example.com
John Toleno, Ed. D, Superintendent – firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you would like to donate to our foundation, please send your payment (make check payable to “Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation”) to:
Upper Merion Area Educational Foundationc/o Michael Keeley
435 Crossfield Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406or use the button below!
Upper Merion Area Education Foundation Awards 2018-2019 Mini-Grants
At the November School Board Business Meeting the Upper Merion Area Education Foundation presented thirteen mini-grants that will benefit specific program ideas in all six District Schools. Congratulations to all the winners!!
Title of Project
Roberts K-4th Grade STEM Eden Callahan The World in 3D for Elementary Learners
MS ELA/ESL 5th to 8th Angela DellaValle
Persistence & Grit: Motivational Talk by Nationally Recognized Sociologist & Author Dr. Ted Thornhill
MS Social Studies 8th Grade Peter Cress Upper Merion Please Touch Museum
ALL Elementary Schools
Elementary Art Dept
Karen Jurina, Katie Morrow, Lindsay Grazel, Kate Bisono, Amy Paciotti
Every Teacher is a Teacher of Literacy: The Studio Library, Part 2
Candlebrook K-4th Grade Library Annemarie Kocher PebbleGo! Databases for K-4
5th to 8th Grade General Music
Autoharp for LIFE students and classroom music
5th to 8th Grade Tech Ed
Nick Carullo xCarve 3D Design and Modeling
Gulph 4th Grade Gifted & Science Melanie Fink Weather Science Tools
K to 2nd Grade Gifted, Science, Art
Melanie Fink Insectropolis "Bugs on the Go"
K to 4th Grade Special Education
Social Skills Library to Support Social Thinking
The Board of Trustees for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered, and/or donated to our 2018 4th Annual Viking 5k & Family Fun Run.
This was truly a community event that brought out the best in everyone. Thanks to our sponsors, local businesses and your support, we raised over $11,000, which will go directly to benefit students in all six (soon to be seven) schools of the Upper Merion Area School District!
The Viking 5k would not have been possible without our volunteers. This year, we had more than 20 high school students who helped out at the race, and they will be treated to a free “Wing Night” at Screwballs!
We also want to congratulate the winners of the classroom competitions:
- In the middle school, the winning teams are the Adventurers in the Lower House and the Seekers in the Upper House. Both teams will get an ice cream party!
- The winning elementary school class is Mrs. Beers’ 1st grade class at Roberts, who will have a cool Kona Ice party donated by Kona Ice KoP!
Visit us on Facebook to get the latest about our Foundation and fundraising events. If you are interested in joining our Board or volunteering at next year’s event, please contact Eileen Ching at email@example.com.
Thank you again and Happy Spring!