This year, 2017, is Medford Lakes Education Foundation year to THRIVE. My name is Sue
Wingert and I am honored to be your new MLEF President. Lisa Blanchard, deserves our
countless gratitude for all she and her board have provided for our schools over her two year
presidency. Her dedication helped our organization fundraise to purchase numerous iPads and
ChromeBooks for our district amongst too many other attributes to mention. All of MLEF thanks
you, Lisa, for your relentless hard work.
For the last six years I have served on our district’s Board of Education. During this tenure, I
saw first hand the advantage of having an education foundation. Increasing costs, budget cuts
and emerging technology make MLEF a necessity for our students to remain competitive with
larger districts with higher school budgets. I chose not to continue on the Board of Education as
I felt I could better use the knowledge I gained over the 6 years to help our foundation grow.
The first item on our agenda is to hold a membership drive. We are in desperate need of
volunteers to help this organization be the best it can be for our children. Your volunteerism can
help all of our children succeed in school. The time commitment is minimal—the reward is
fulfilling. Please consider attending one of our meetings to see what we are about or to bring
fresh ideas to share.
We all share the same mission to provide “Excellence in our schools.” We look forward to
working with you this year!