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Rebecca Felten, 215-529-5438
Laurie Rosard, 215-420-5261
Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation
adds 3 area residents to board of directors
Photo Caption: Jon Viscounte, second
from left, president of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation Board
of Directors, goes over a meeting agenda with new board members
left) Jim Knopf, Jennifer Partelow, and Kelley Winters.
area residents have joined the board of directors of the Hatboro-Horsham
Educational Foundation, an independent organization partnered with the
Hatboro-Horsham School District to enhance and enrich the classroom experience.
to the board were Jim Knopf of Horsham, Jennifer Partelow of North Wales,
and Kelley Winters of Horsham.
are thrilled to announce the addition of these three new board members,” said
HHEF Executive Director Laurie Rosard. “They all have demonstrated
a keen interest in supporting the mission of HHEF, as well as in enriching
the educational experience of our students.”
Each of the new board members called HHEF’s work “vital.”
was impressed with what I saw HHEF doing in terms of community events, and
wanted to help where I could,” said Knopf, whose background is in client
relationship management and whose daughter is a 2009 Hatboro-Horsham High School
graduate. “The work of HHEF is central to the success of the students
in the district.”
to the organization’s sponsorship of big-name speakers like oceanographer
Robert Ballard, scientist Bill Nye and former first lady Barbara Bush.
programs afforded the students are unique and would not be in place if not
for HHEF,” he said. “Working closely with the students and
teachers makes this a win-win situation.”
a 1988 Hatboro-Horsham graduate and co-owner of AB 8 Waste Solutions, learned
of the foundation’s work after participating in a March 2009 HHEF
initiative to have students collect and recycle plastic bottles in conjunction
with a scheduled appearance by environmental photographer and eco-ambassador
more I became involved and the more I learned of HHEF’s grants and projects
for students, teachers and the community, the more I wanted to do for the Foundation,” said
Partelow, also a member of the Rotary Club of Central Bucks and the Central
Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
who has been a member of the Hatboro-Horsham School Board since December, is
the board’s representative to HHEF.
have always admired HHEF’s role and work,” said Winters, whose
children this year were in 12th, 9th and 6th grades in the district. “Having
a school board member on the Foundation’s board provides an additional
layer of communication and involvement with the district.”
said HHEF-backed events and programs touch all grade levels.
awarded educational grants totaling close to $100,000 in 2009-10 and has plans
to do so in the new school year,” she said.
in 1987, HHEF’s mission is to secure funding from various sources to
be used to enhance the education the district provides to the students. The
nonprofit organization has funded numerous innovative programs that complement
the district’s curriculum.
more information about HHEF, visit www.hhef.org.
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