What is Friends of Chester Arthur?

FoCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit formed by parents and community members to support the current and future staff, teachers, students and parents in their effort to create and maintain a successful and safe environment for all children who attend Chester A. Arthur We are committed to partnering with all of Arthur’s stakeholders to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood children.   We help the school to fundraise, form strategic partnerships, innovate, and market its successes.  

None of our success would be possible without the hard work of our Board of Directors and, most importantly, without the incredible support we receive from our community.  We’re very proud of the work that we do to help benefit our neighborhood public school and we hope that you are inspired to get involved and donate.  It takes a village to educate a child!

 

The 2017 FoCA Board

PRESIDENT
Ivy Olesh

VICE PRESIDENT & CHAIR OF PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE
Todd Kaufmann

TREASURER
Steven Zelinger

SECRETARY
Michael Burlando

PRINCIPAL & EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR
Kim Newman

CHAIR OF FUNDRAISING
Leigh Botwinik

CHAIR OF LITTLE FoCA & COMMUNITY EVENTS & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Deborah Katz

DIRECTORS

Mina Mishrikey

Matt Olesh

Brad Baer

Shannon Braden

Debra Serota

Rebecca Lacher