The Christa McAuliffe Charter School Foundation (the Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax exempt organization established to support the functions and operations of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School (the School), a Massachusetts charter school located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Through community development we provide financial support to the School, provide oversight to the school’s giving program and oversee the Foundation’s Real Estate holdings which house the School.
Originally formed in May 2000 as The Friends of Framingham Community Charter School, Inc., we took on a new name to stay current with the School’s evolution and renaming in 2015. We meet as needed during the school year, often in conjunction with the School’s Board of Trustees (BoT). Our volunteer Board of Directors come from various professional and personal backgrounds and all members have strong personal connections with the School. There are three Officers – a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer – and we form ad hoc task forces as needed to undertake projects. The School holds three permanent positions on the Foundation: one for the Chair of the Board of Trustees (or designee), one for the Executive Director (or designee) and one for the Treasurer – who is dual hatted as the School’s Business Manager.