• We are always looking for committee members with expertise or a willingness to learn alongside a current Board member. We strive to have representation of all four language programs on our Board. Even if we do not, our organization's mission is to support ALL language programs equitably.
    Board members with diverse educational experiences and family backgrounds are also important to the BFEF. Our Board is a volunteer effort, and we donate our time and talents to organize events, raise funds, and allocate them in accordance with our mission. We ask that future Board members first spend a year working in a committee area (Fundraising, Communications, Intern Coordinator, etc.) with a Board Chair before they submit their candidacy for a Board Chair position.
    Successful BFEF volunteers (and future Board members check email regularly, ensure that our funding aligns with our mission's goals, can work with a team with each other, our principal and our teachers, and respect the confidentiality of donors. BFEF Board meetings are open to anyone (please contact us a week in advance so we can accommodate the request), and are held one a month in the Franklin library or on Zoom. 

    Current BFEF Board Roster

    Potential board members may submit a short bio to bfefcommunications@gmail.com.

    Once trained, we ask that full Board members commit to at least two years of service.

    Sherry Kully Principal, non-voting member Sherry Kully
    Carrie Maher


    (Italian language program parent)

    Elizabeth Vitanza

    Communications and Interns

    (German language program parent)

    Zoe Bryois

    Treasurer, outgoing

    (French language program parent)

    Alex Schaffert


    (German language program parent)

    Elena Nordin 

     Outreach, PTA/BFEF liaison

    (Italian language program parent)

    Rebecca Delfino 

    Enrichment Events Chair (Maker/Science Fair and Film Fest)

    (Italian language program parent)

    Chris Shellen

    Communications and Fundraising

    (Italian language program parent)

    Jackie Gilberto Grace

    Green Team Chair

    (Italian language program parent)

    Gina Del Grosso

    Fundraising co-chair

    (Italian language program parent)