To encourage curiosity, inspire students' passion for learning and career exploration, and provide enriching opportunities through private funding.

Board of Trustees

Kelly Henry

Purnima Bhogaraju
Joe Schauenberg
Vice Co-Chairpersons, Resource Development

Susan Laudick
Robert Perri

Vice Co-Chairpersons, Projects

Kathy Weidner

Carol McGregor

Katherine Logue
Chair Emeritus

Liz Benedetto
Stephanie Brudvik
Nick Howard
Michael McElroy
Priti Mehta
Ellaine Sambo-Reyther
Marsha Werner
Hank Wisniewski


Ex Officio Trustees

Dr. Brian Harris
Superintendent of Schools

Penny Kazmier
Board of Education


Foundation Administrator

Vickie Huff


Alumni Liaisons

Chuck Thyfault
Don Thompson



Thanks to the incredible generosity of alumni, individuals, and businesses, the Educational Foundation has donated more than $2.5 million to Barrington 220.  Funds are awarded in following grant categories:


  • Project -- a one-time award for an effort that enhances learning opportunities.
  • Projects for Innovation and Enhancement (PIE) -- allows teachers and staff to introduce innovative programs that benefit students.  This grant has a maximum award of $1500.
  • Helping Hand -- when other funding sources are limited, teachers and staff may apply for a Helping Hand to obtain funding for practical supplies for instructional projects.  Awards have a maximum of $500.
  • Memorial -- a grant that honors the memory of a family or community member.