The 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:

    Eileen Ching & Heather Francis, Co-Presidents - elc00@hotmail.comheatherfrancis1@comcast.net

    Todd Brown, Secretary - tbrowndrexel@gmail.com 

    Quincy McDonald, Treasurer - mcdonaldq@hlcmail.com 

    Robyn Briggs - rbriggs@umasd.org

    Alice Budno Hope – ahope@umasd.org

    Michael Keeley – mkeeley@umasd.org

    Susan Silver, Ed. D – ssilver@umasd.org

    John Toleno, Ed. D, Superintendent – jtoleno@umasd.org 

    If 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 Foundation
    c/o Michael Keeley
    435 Crossfield Road 
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    or use the button below!

To Donate to the UMAEF please click 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!!




    Mini-Grant Applicant/s

    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

    Donna Jackson

    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

    Shannon Lemke

    Social Skills Library to Support Social Thinking

    Mini-grant winners


    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 elc00@hotmail.com.

    Thank you again and Happy Spring!