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Creativity, innovation, and excitement – WFEE exists to bring all of these things to the Winchester Public Schools each and every year. I feel so lucky to be a part of this wonderful town-wide resource – putting our kids first every day.


Founded in 1992, WFEE is deeply rooted in the community.  We are grateful for the support of our neighbors which has allowed us to donate over 5 million dollars to the Winchester public schools. Our initiatives touch every student in the district through:

·    Education and professional development grants – annual seed money for creative projects that span every public school in Winchester. 


·    Student grants – encouraging students in all grade levels to come up with new and exciting ideas that will make learning more meaningful to them and their peers.

·    System wide initiatives - gifts to meet critical needs apparent in all Winchester schools. 


Through these grants we aim to ensure that Winchester Public Schools remain the innovative and student-centric places they are – encouraging our kids to dream big and helping the teachers and the district achieve goals that would not be possible without our funding – and your support.  


We hope you share our belief that that by inspiring teachers and students you can influence a whole generation.  Thank you for your commitment to education.


Elana Rudiger

WFEE President, 2023-2024

Board of Directors 2023-2024


Elana Rudiger

Vice President

Brian Milauskas


Joani Valeriano


Jason Roeder

Executive Director

Maggie Vande Vrede


Julia Borden-Spillane

Rick Bullock

Andrea Cawthorne

Deborah DePeter

Christie Freeman

Jennifer Haefeli

Jenny Hensley

Mara Kelly

Elizabeth Mooney

Janel Nagtegaal

Bob O'Connor

Katie O'Connor

Maria O'Connor

Jason Roeder

Laura Roge

Kurt Spring

Rebecca Tellesfsen

Emily Trent

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