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					                                                                                                                                              Westerly Education
  Thanks to Our 2009 DONORS       Ms. Susan Heist                Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Whittemore        John J. Gentile, Jr. Attorney-at-Law
Summa Cum Laude $1,000 - $4,999   Mr. & Mrs. Charles Holdredge   In Memory of Howard E. Weston         ISOPur
Mr. Philip Friend                 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hoffman      Ms. Eleanor Wood                      J.MACK Studios


                                                                                                                                              Endowment Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Prescott       Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Iacoi -      Zoë & Co., Professional Bra Fitters   Jostens
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Slosberg         In Memory of Deceased        Golf Tournament 2009                  The Laudone Family
Magna Cum Laude $500 - $999          Classmates of 1969          Golf Cart Sponsor                     The Leddy Family
Dynasys                           Ms. Michelle Iacoi             Professional Planning Group           Peter L. Lewiss, Esq.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Liguori         In Designs                     Corporate Sponsors                    Lindsley Masonry LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Sculco          Mr. Edward James               Dime Bank                             Louis Panciera Insurance
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Sculco          Ms. Maria Jones                Lathrop Insurance                     MA Rosso Electric
The Stanley Works                 Ms. Jill B. Kennedy            Newman Dignan & Sheerar, Inc.         Maria’s Seaside Café
Cum Laude $250 - $499             Mr. & Mrs. Dan King            Schonning Insurance                   McGill Chevrolet
Ms. Lois Beach                    Ms. Rita Lally                 Washington Trust Company              M.T. Computers
Ms. Stephanie Blackburn           Ms. Luciana Lancellotta        Westerly Community Credit Union       Mutual Services Group
Ms. Sylvia Blanda                 Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Leddy      Lunch Sponsor–Shelter Harbor Inn      Newport Fed
Mr. Donald Friend                 Mr. Paul Lessard               2009 Sponsors                         Nigrelli’s Jewelry
Mr. Peter Fusaro                  Mr. Paul Lynch                 Allstate Insurance                    Ninety Nine Restaurant
Ms. Paula Fusco
Mr. Scott Jablonski
                                  Mr. & Mrs. John McCormick
                                  Ms. Lorie McElroy
                                                                 Janell Hayes Bruno
                                                                 Ann Cruso
                                                                                                       Ocean State Window Washing
                                                                                                       Orsinger & Nardone Law Offices
                                                                                                                                                       2009
Ms. Louise Kodzis                 Ms. Bethany Schonning McGill   Anthony Nardone Law Office            Paddy's Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                AN ENDOWMENT AT THE
Mr. Mark Lamson                   Mr. & Mrs. Brian McNamara      Aquastar Hotel                        Payne & Payne
Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Lynch       Mr. John McNamee               Atty. Michael Cozzolino               Phoenix Optix Inc.                      RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
Mr. Joseph Purtill                Ms. Eileen Montalto            Atty. Michael P. Lynch                Bruce & Fran Prescott
Ms. Brenda Smyth                  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Morgan      Beachcrest Dental                     Pucci & Greene, LTD
Mr. James Vetelino                Mr. & Mrs. James Murano        Benevides & Turano, CPA               Ralph Perri Tax Services
Honor Roll Up to $249             Ms. Kimberly O'Donnell         Brady Friend Carpentry, LLC           Ray Willis Toys
Memorial for Mary E. Augerie      Mr. Frank Pendola              Mr. Jack Carson                       Rebecca J. Woodward D.M.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Benjamin        Ms. Kimberly Perkins           Century Electric Inc.                   Adam S. Kaufman D.M.D.
Mr. Frank Bergren                 Ms. Kathy Perrone              Charter Oak Federal Credit Union      Red Stone Tire
Mr. Jeff Bewlay                   Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Piccolo     Chartwells                            Mr. & Mrs. Fred Sculco
Mr. Andrew Bonner                 Mrs. Debbie Pucci              Charles Falcone & Son Inc.            Sansiveri, Kimball & McNamee, LLP
Ms. Diane Bowdy                   Mrs. Maria Raimondo            Charles Heiberger                     The Schilke Team, Randall Realtors
Ms. Janell Hayes Bruno            Rebecca J.Woodward DMD &       Conti Insurance                       SERVPRO of Washington County
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Celico           Adam S. Kaufman DMD           Robert J. D’Agostino                  Susan Gentile, PA Computerized Fin.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cugini          Mr. Christopher Ritacco        Dick's Sporting Goods                 Shelter Harbor Inn
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cruso           Ms. Eloise Saint               Dunn’s Corners Market                 Shoreline Nephrology Associates
Ms. Lorri Dean                    Mr. R. Stephen Scott           Dunn’s Corners Pizza                  Shoreline Podiatry, Inc.
Ms. Claudia Debernardo            Dr. & Mrs. Robert Serra        Dylan's Restaurant                    Southeastern CT Therapy & Wellness
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Eckel Jr.    Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smith        Edible Arrangements                   Chuck Sposato
Ms. Audrey Faubert                Mr. Charles Soloveitzik        Findeisen Wealth Management           Two Little Fish
Daniel Gaccione                   Ms. Janice Somerset            Mr. Donald Friend                     UBS Lumberyards
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Federico          Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smith        Mr. Phil Friend                       Urso & Co.
Ms. Elaine Fox                    Mr. Louis Sposato              FOPA Lodge #10                        Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Ventresca
Mr. & Mrs. David Gabrielle        Ms. Melissa Stoehr             Gencarella Plumbing & Heating         Mr. Victor Ventura
Ms. Leslie Galbraith              Marcella Terranova Clark       Grandview B&B                         Warehouse Beer Wine and Liquors
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Gencarelli     Ms. Karen Underhill            Guytanno’s                            Wescon
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gencerella        Ms. Linda Urso                 Hauser Chocolates                     Westerly Auto Body Repair
Ms. Anita Guarnieri               Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Ventresca    Bob Hoffman                           Westerly Dermatology
Ms. Margaret Gwaltney             Mr. Larry Vetelino             Gently GYN                            Rose Weston
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Hawkins        Mrs. Lynn Wardle               Hilltop Café/Pods Pizza               Wilcox Tavern
Mr. & Mrs. Drew Bruno             Mr. David Whelan               Holdredge House & Cottage Rentals     Zoë & Co., Professional Bra Fitters
                    Our Mission                                         Projects Funded for 2009 – 2010 School Year                       Netbooks: to provide funding for netbooks to help further
                                                                        The 13 projects funded in 2009-2010 total $19,863.                enhance the use of technology based assignments and
The mission of The Westerly Education Endowment Fund
                                                                        These projects not only enhance students’ abilities in such       projects at Westerly Middle School.
is to help meet funding gaps so the educational needs of
                                                                        traditional areas as reading, writing and math, but also
our children are met to the fullest extent possible.                                                                                      G.O.A.L Program: to support an after school / Saturday
                                                                        include music, technology and life skills.
                                                                                                                                          program designed for children, whose goal is to stretch
Current Board of Directors                                                                                                                student's learning by providing an enriching curriculum
                                                                         Children's Community Garden "Pea Pods": to develop and
Philip Friend – President
                                                                         implement an organic garden at Tower Street Community
Lauren Matarese – Vice President
                                                                         Center. Pea Pods will be a place where youths and adults will
Anthony Antoch – Treasurer
                                                                         grow and harvest vegetables, fruits and flowers.
Bethany Schonning McGill – Secretary
Janell Hayes Bruno                      Joseph Celico
                                                                         Summer Family/Community Involvement & Library Program:
Ann Cruso                               Jane Holdredge
                                                                         to support summer field trips whose focus is to prevent
Marion Leddy                            Jeffrey Liguori
                                                                         academic regression over the summer in mathematics,
Jason Lin                               Michael Lynch
                                                                         reading and writing. Children will be required to complete a
Malcolm Makin                           Frances Prescott
                                                                         weekly packet to participate in each trip.
Andy Schilke                            Deborah Ventresca
John Weaver
                                                                         Guitars for Kids: to purchase additional guitars for use by
                                                                         students in the Westerly Middle School, Dunn's Corners,
2009 Volunteers
                                                                         Springbrook and Bradford Elementary Schools.
Rose Falcone                            Betty-Jane Fusco
Robert Hoffman                          Dan King
                                                                         Baking and Pastry Equipment: to allow students to learn and
Bob Laudone                             Debra Olsen                                                                                       Film Clips for Character Education: to provide supplemental
                                                                         explore the varieties of baking techniques and methods in
Fred Sculco                             Patty Sisson                                                                                      resources for an advisory program for 6-8 grade students
                                                                         preparation in baking and pastry. This grant funds baking and
                                                                         pastry equipment.                                                that will focus on making them better students and citizens.
Pucci & Greene, Ltd. Accountant                                                                                                           This resource consists of an 8 episode set of movie film clips
Peter W. Lewiss, Legal                                                                                                                    for Character Education.
                                                                         Bradford Community Center Activities: to support weekly
                                                                         activities that expose children to different experiences
Gina M. Laudone, Program Coordinator                                                                                                      I Have a Dream-College: to expose fifth grade students to
                                                                         through stories, arts and crafts, music and games. This
PO Box 1219                                                                                                                               the college environment, giving them an image to associate
                                                                         includes the purchase of computers to further the use of
Westerly, RI 02891                                                                                                                        with the word. Students visit the University of Rhode Island
                                                                         technology.
401.741.5680                                                                                                                              for a day and interacted with students and faculty.
Website: www.weefri.org Email: weef@cox.net
                                                                         Turning Grease Into Fuel:        to sponsor the Westerly
                 President’s Message                                     Innovations Network Junior team to bring their Turning           The Build-A-Book Literacy Program: to provide students
Despite a very poor economy, the community support for your              Grease Into Fuel (TGIF) project to the Community Problem         with tools and techniques to enhance their creative writing
endowment has been outstanding. Once again, this community is            Solving Conference in Michigan.                                  skills and generate excitement about the writing process;
providing the necessary investment in its future, our students! The                                                                       thus empowering them to meet or exceed current writing
endowment continues to rebound and grow to the extent that our           Literacy and Math Games: to purchase FROG Family Fun             standards.
annual grant funding will only realize a minimal impact, if any, as a    Pack sets that will enhance instruction of literacy skills and
result of the downturn in the markets. To that point, we funded          math skills in a kindergarten classroom. Games will be played
thirteen projects this past year. Very noteworthy, and one that has      in class and sent home with children to bridge the gap
gained national acclaim, is the Turning Grease Into Fuel project.        between home and school in a positive way.
We are all very proud of their accomplishments. We continue to
look forward to your support in helping us to continue the               Portrait Studio Photography: to support camera, software
momentum in growing the Endowment. Thank you once again.                 and projector purchases to add Portrait Studio Photography
Sincerely,                                                               to current Photographic Communications Course.



Philip Friend
WEEF President

				
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