Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation
~ The Lighthouse Fund ~

The Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation invites you to complete the 2023-24 Lighthouse Fund Grant Application. The deadline for submission of completed applications is Friday, April 14, 2023.

"Lighting the Way for Education"

The Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation Lighthouse Fund is a fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation.

The Lighthouse Fund is a growing endowment fund. With your tax-deductible donation, we provide creative, engaging learning opportunities in our schools.

Mission:

The Foundation’s mission is to support grants to benefit public education in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. Funding is generated from private philanthropic donations to the Lighthouse Fund of the Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation.

Vision: The vision of the Lighthouse Fund is to:

  • Enrich the educational, cultural and civic experience for all our students.

  • Enhance each student’s success in school, in our communities and in life.

  • Encourage academic excellence, innovation and creative thinking in our schools.

The Lighthouse Fund of the Foundation has been developed to provide support for projects that:

  • Provide enrichment and innovation above what is taxpayer funded.

  • Inspire students and teachers through new opportunities.

  • Strengthen our future by creating more informed citizens – both students and adults.

Examples of the types of activities to be funded include:

  • Bringing people and resources to our schools

  • Supporting exceptional student projects/opportunities

  • Enabling collaboration across disciplines, grade levels and schools

  • Funding professional development consistent with the mission of the Foundation

If you have questions or would like clarification, please contact Paula Meere p.meere@comcast.net and Barbara Moody moodytwos@gmail.com, Co-Chairs of the Lighthouse Fund Distribution Committee.

Board of Directors for 2022-2023
Grants for School Year 2024
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Erin O. Bednarczyk, Co-Chair email
Michelle T. Roy, Co-Chair email
OPEN: Treasurer
Paula Meere, Secretary / Co-Chair of Grant Distribution Committee email
Barbara Moody, Co-Chair of Grant Distribution Committee email
OPEN: ORR Administration Representative
Kathy Ecklund, Fmr. Grant Distribution Cmte Chair email
Robin Rounseville, Rochester Representative email
Nichole Daniel, Marion Representativ email
Margaret McSweeny, ORR School Committee email
OPEN: Mattapoisett Representative

Board of Directors for 2021-2022
Grants for School Year 2023

Erin O. Bednarczyk, Co-Chair email
Michelle T. Roy, Co-Chair
email
Karin Barrows, Treasurer, Mattapoisett email
Paula Meere, Secretary / Co-Chair of Grant Distribution Committee email
Barbara Moody, Co-Chair of Grant Distribution Committee email
Dr. Jannell Pearson-Campbell, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning / ORR Admin. Representative
email
Kathy Ecklund email
Robin Rounseville, Rochester Representative email
Elizabeth Sherry email
Suzanne Tseki, ORR School Committee Representative email

How to apply for a LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION GRANT