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Hancock principal to serve as HCEF director

HCEF appoints new officers 

Congratulations to Hancock Central School District PK-12 Principal Julie Bergman on her recent appointment as a director for the Hancock Community Education Foundation.

The HCEF also announced the following appointments during its annual meeting in mid-September:

President: Dawn Joyce, NBT Bank Branch Manager, HCEF member since 2004.
Vice President: Michael MacDonald, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services at DCMO BOCES in Norwich.
Treasurer: Ken Salvestrini, Owner of Bisbee Lumber Company.
Secretary: Candace Tinagero, Retired, 20 years of leadership in the New York City Foster Care system.
Director: Julie Bergman, HCSD PK-12 Principal.
Director: Janice Crosby, Retired School/Hospital Nurse. 
Director: Evan Hall, Retired Military/Commercial Pilot.
Director: Christine DeLuca Lotto, Retired Children's Librarian/Early Childhood Teacher.
Director: Jerry DaBrescia, Retired, Former Owner of DAB Insurance Agency.
Director: Vincent Furfaro, Retired Middle School Teacher.
Director: Rev. Daniel Quinn, Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church.
Executive Director: Linda K. O’Brien, HCEF member since 2003.

Ron DeLuca, Wellington Lester and George Elwood founded The Hancock Community Education Foundation in 1999. It has been operating as a 501 (c) (3) since February 2000 with the mission to provide educational support from birth to post-graduation and to encourage a greater percentage of students to go on to higher education.

To accomplish its mission, the HCEF provides the following educational and social programs for children and families in Hancock: The Hancock Community Children's Center; Hancock Community Preschool; Grades K-4 After School Program; Grades 5-9 After School Program; Scholar of the Month Program; Justin’s Patriotic Project; College Transition Program; The Family Learning Center; After-School Garden; Weekend Back Pack Program; Grades K-9 Summer Enrichment Program; Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center; and the College Scholarship Program, which has awarded $1,020,350 in college scholarships to Hancock students since 2000.

For more information, visit www.hancockeducationfoundation.org online, email [email protected] or call the HCEF office at 607-637-5262.

Posted 9/24/19


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