Who We Are: Foundation

The Madera Elementary Foundation (MEF) was founded in March 2015 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its operations and activities are governed by its Articles of Incorporation and its Bylaws.

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.

2019 – 2020 MEF Board of Directors

President: Karineh Samkian

CFO: Karen Jewell

Secretary: Mark Lucia

Maia Bazjanac

Emily Burnham

Caroline Clarke

Kelly Hardy

Eduardo Kaufmann-Malaga

Jessica King

Cristina Lichauco

Deborah McClain

Megan O’Brien

Rachel Sommovilla

Mary Westervelt

Alison Makela (Ex Oficio)

Nancy Kawase (Ex Oficio)

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