BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville School Foundation is starting the school year with six new board members and a slate of new and returning officers.
Now in its 25th year, the foundation uses the money it raises -- through donations from the community, alumni, corporations, and others -- to fund grants for school equipment, programs, curriculum innovations, and teacher training and tools.
The non-profit organization says it has made more than $7.5 million in grants to Bronxville schools.
The six new board members are Robert A. O’Hare Jr., Jane Skinner Goodell, Charles Preusse, Eileen Marshall, Holly Gordon, and Angela Seminara.
The foundation also welcomed Jonathan Atkeson as its new representative from the Board of Education.
Atkeson is a managing director at Fortress Investment Group LLC, a private equity group. Active in several community organizations, Atkeson and his wife, Amy, have been Bronxville residents since 2006 and have four children who attend the Bronxville School.
O’Hare is an attorney. He and his wife, Dr. Jessica Sessions, have lived in the village since 2002. They have four children in the Bronxville School and are members of St. Joseph’s Church.
Goodell, a former Fox News broadcaster, is married to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The couple has lived in Bronxville for the past decade, raising twin daughters.
Preusse is a partner at Ridgeway Partners, a global advisory firm. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in the investment banking. He and his wife, Mary, have three children and have lived in Bronxville since 1996.
Marshall is a CFA charterholder and inactive certified public accountan. She moved to the village in 2003 and has served as class parent at the Bronxville School, treasurer for the PTA- sponsored Memorial Day, and as a member of the Athletic Council. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children who attend the Bronxville School.
Gordon is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Girl Rising, a campaign using the power of storytelling and partnerships to raise awareness and investments in girls education around the world. Prior to Girl Rising, Gordon was the director of content at the Tribeca Film Festival and a producer and booker at ABC News. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and moved to Bronxville with her husband, Peter, and two children, in 2012.
Seminara, a former commercial insurance broker who now works for Elide Building Corp in Eastchester, joins the foundation as the PTA representative for the 2015-2016 school year. Seminara has served on the board of the Junior League of Bronxville as communications vice president and placement chair, and has been active in a number of school-oriented organizations. She and her husband, John, have three boys who attend the Bronxville School.
“These six new board members are all deeply committed to and knowledgeable about the Bronxville School. I look forward to the ideas and energy they will bring to the Foundation,” said Ashley Hanrahan, who is returning for a second year as the foundation’s chair.
For more information about the Bronxville School Foundation and its other officers, contact Peggy Williams, executive director, at (914)- 395-0515, or click here .
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