Ayer Shirley Education Foundation, Inc. Goals Worth Reaching...

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The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation (ASEF) is a volunteer-based, non-profit charitable organization committed to augmenting the educational excellence in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District (ASRSD) by providing additional funds and resources via private and corporate donations. The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation operates independently of the Ayer Shirley Regional School’s budget. It maintains an independent Board of Directors – open to community members, educators, business leaders and parent volunteers -- who set the strategic course for the foundation.


The communities of Ayer and Shirley have always believed that a strong public school system is essential, and in 2005 and 2007 respectively, each town had the foresight to create a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in its schools.  With regionalization in 2011, the combined Ayer Shirley Education Foundation (ASEF) was formed with a renewed commitment to its students, staff, and faculty.  Today, with the unwavering support from parents, citizens, and businesses, the ASEF has awarded more than $350,000 in enrichment grants to our district.  As a result, our students are benefiting from increased opportunities for growth and learning, and equally significant, are experiencing first-hand the importance of community pride and generosity.

Grant money given away

Over 350000 dollars

The Ayer Shirley Regional School District is most fortunate to have an Education Foundation committed to the education of all students
Superintendent, Dr. Mary Malone

Support ASEF

Your tax-deductible donation to the Ayer-Shirley Education Foundation helps fund teachers and programs in the Ayer-Shirley Public Schools. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference.

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The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors whose members serve for three-year terms. The Foundation depends significantly on the generous support of its volunteer base for help with programs, events, and clerical assistance.
Cliff Bailey
Kevin Bresnahan
Randy Clemence, Co-President
Brenda Gleason, Treasurer
Michele Granger, ASRSD School Committee
Heather Houde
John Kilcommins
Maureen Kilcommins
Brenda Magno, Co-President
Jeffrey Mayes, Webmaster
Ellen McCann
Christine Miska
Judy Oestreicher, Secretary
Beth Peckham
Kathleen Preston
Jason Salter
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
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12th Holdenwood Trail Run

Sunday, Sep. 30th, 2018

Shirley, MA (Shirley Center)

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