Our Mission Statement

The Upper Moreland Education Foundation exists to provide the Upper Moreland Community with enhanced learning opportunities through creative and innovative educational programs.

Overview

Each year, members from the Upper Moreland education community are invited to participate in a competitive process for UMEF grant monies.  As UMEF grows, we will be able to support more programs and reach more children in the Upper Moreland community.  Application Guidelines and Procedures are available on this website or by contacting one of the officers.

Board Goals

Our goal is to have a board of trustees, management, staff and volunteers genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity, which enrich our community.  Diversity is valuing individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical challenge or age.  We need diversity because our work has taught us its value.  Every day we experience the dramatic changes occurring in our community: changing demographics, changing workplace attitudes, and changing needs.  Our ability to embrace diversity and to make it an integral part of our business will enable us to serve our community more effectively.  It will also help us attract new volunteers, new employees, and new donors.

The Upper Moreland Education Foundation was formed in 1999 by a group of Upper Moreland area residents as a private 501(c)3 non-profit foundation.  The UMEF exists to provide the Upper Moreland community with enhanced learning opportunities through the creative and innovative educational programs.

Your Investment

The foundation relies solely on your donations.  Every dollar contributed is fully tax deductible!  Every dollar raised and invested will be used locally!  your contribution helps guarantee the future of our students and our community.

You can support UMEF through:

  • Individual or Family Contributions
  • Business or Corporate Donations
  • The Educational Improvement Tax Credit
  • Teacher, Student and Staff recognition program
  • In Honor or Memory of Donation
  • In-Kind Services
  • Supporting one of our Fundraising Event

Diversity: A Statement of Principle

Our goal is to have our board members and volunteers genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity, which enrich our community.  Diversity is a valuing individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical challenge or age.  We need diversity because our work has taught us its value.  Every day we experience the dramatic changes occurring in our community: changing demographics, changing workplace attitudes, and changing needs.  Our ability to embrace diversity and to make it an integral part of our business will enable us to service our community more effectively.  It will also help us attract new volunteers and new donors.

Board of Directors

The UMEF is governed by a Board of Directors, and is currently administered by the President.  The Upper Moreland Education Foundation Board of Directors are elected by the majority vote of the other members at the annual meeting.  The Education Foundation meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Teaching Learning Center II at the Intermediate School.

Officers

Dan Noble, President - umefoundation@gmail.com
Maralice Stanzeski, Vice President
Gordon Leister, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairperson
Nora Rosenbaum, Secretary

Directors

Dan Barber
Jana Barnes
Lisa Berlin
Linda Christensen
Kari Kane
Tim Latini
Jack Santry
Jen Slagle

School Board Liaison
Stacey Liesner

Administrative Liaison
Dina Cassidy

Faculty Liaison
Danielle Carder
Dee Jaye Frye
Jackie Rosenbaum