About The Fenton Education Foundation

Our Goals

The Foundation's goal is to help provide funding to continue to support our academic programs at the highest levels. You can help by supporting the Fenton Education Foundation!


To enrich the educational experience provided by the Fenton Area Public Schools. To seek and cultivate private/corporate funding sources to augment existing revenues available to the Fenton Area School District.


To offer financial support for already existing or newly created programs, new equipment or facilities, capital improvement projects, and field trips.


To strengthen the bond between the school and the community, build awareness of school within the local community, reconnect with alumni and foster partnerships with local businesses.


To raise academic achievement through leadership and mentoring programs not normally available in today’s educational programs.


To provide a structure to manage funds that others may wish to leave to enhance the learning opportunities of children in Fenton Area Public Schools.


In 2004, the Fenton Area Public Schools created the Fenton Education Foundation to assist in developing and enriching the overall educational experience of our youth. The foundation exists for the purpose of supporting and fostering strong academic programs, comprehensive athletic programs, and vibrant art programs within our schools. It has allowed us as a community to privately enhance a public school system that will make our community and the Fenton Area Public Schools recognized amongst the top in the state.
The Foundation further advances the educational mission of the Fenton School District by obtaining contributions through philanthropic and volunteer support.

The FEF is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID (EIN) is 20-2743747.

Our Initiatives

Aiming Higher (Academics)

Since its inception in 2004, the Fenton Education Foundation has made a strong commitment to providing its students with an outstanding educational experience. For the past six years, Fenton Schools have consistently raised the bar and expanded their programs to give children in this community the tools necessary to compete in a global economy. 

A Pathway to Leadership (Athletics)

Sports provide children and youth with many opportunities to grow physically, socially and emotionally. Studies show that children who participate in organized sports are more likely to be active, hardworking students, and better future workers. Kids who play sports also learn how to achieve balance between their schoolwork and athletics, which fosters a strong work ethic both on and off the court.
The Foundation's goal is to build the Athletic endowment to permanently remove pay to play and give as many children as possible the chance to participate in and enjoy athletics.

The Foundation of Culture (Arts)

The Arts engage students and are essential to an understanding of personal identity, community contexts and global cultures. Through arts education, students develop commitment and persistence. They also acquire the skills and exercise the creativity necessary for success in today's world.

Our goal is to build a sustainable Arts endowment, giving as many children as possible the opportunity to benefit and take pleasure in the Arts.

Our Board of Directors

The members of our board of directors are thought leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.
Mike Senyko, Chair    
Scott Pushman, Vice Chair
Pete Hajec, Treasurer
David McDermott, Secretary   
Carla Juarez
Carmine Avantini      
Mike Bakker            
Kristi Schaeffer          
Pam Bunka                
Heidie Ciesielski        
Missy Taylor             
Dave Hajciar               
Mark Hamel                  
Brian Horton
Ken Brant
Vera Hogan              
Rick Koester                
James Kruzan              
Traci Lapa                     
Barry Tiemann            
Mark Suchowski
Julie Straffon 
Dr. Adam Hartley       

Chief of Staff, Michigan Secretary of State
Account Executive, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Retired Business Manager, Fenton Schools
Sales Enablement, Kelly Services and Fenton City Councilman
Fenton Alumni Association
Principle Planner, LSL Planning
Athletic Director, Fenton Schools
VP Human Resources, State Bank
Adviser, FHS Newspaper and Yearbook
Principal, AGS Middle School
Fundraiser, Various District and Community Events
Operations Mgr, Morrell Group; President, Fenton Football Boosters
Principal, The Laundry
Pharmaceutical Sales, Novo Nordisk
Principal, Brant Real Estate
Tri County Times
Principal, Allied Media
Principal, Raymond James Financial
President, AGS Middle School PTO
Principal, State Road Elementary
Principal, Fenton High School
Organizational Development Consultant, InPeopleVest LLC
Superintendent, Fenton Schools
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