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FHSF Quick Links
  • Click here to Donate to the FoundationDownload 2017 Nomination FormDownload 2017 Advertising FormDownload FHSF Grant Application
  • Teacher & STAFF Recognition Program
  • Through the Framingham High School Foundation’s Teacher and Staff Recognition Program, you can make a tax-deductible donation to honor a teacher, coach or staff member.  The program encourages you direct your donation to support a specific arts program, athletic team, club or extra-curricular activity at  Framingham High School.
  • To honor a FHS Teacher, Coach or Staff  you must provide their name on the "dedication" line.  We will send a notification the the honoree. (No need to provide contact information)  
  • To direct your donation to a specific program please fill in the "designation" line with the program you choose to support.
    **Donations can also be made by sending a check (made payable to the Framingham High School Foundation) to Framingham High School Foundation, PO Box 2367, Framingham, MA 01701

Programs Supported


  • Funded the Drama Club trip to compete in the 2006 New England Championship
  • Marching Band Drum Covers
  • Band Jackets
  • Portable Band Podium


  • Mock Trial Registration and Materials Fees
  • Assisted  with Model Congress Expenses  
  • Assisted in Funding the Cheerleaders Trip to the 2007 National Championship
  • Cheerleading Uniforms
  • Cheerleading Gear


  • Uniforms for Multiple Sports Teams (9th, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Lacrosse Championship Signs
  • Track Equipment - Javelins
  • Boy's Basketball Clinic
  • Boy's Lacrosse Helmets
  • Championship Banners
  • Field Hockey Equipment
  • Goal Post for Turf Field
  • Gymnastic Coaching Dues
  • Men’s Basketball Gear
  • Pool Usage Fees - Swim Teams
  • Soccer Goals
  • Swim Team Timing System
  • Coaches' Professional Development
  • Athletic Trainer's Kit


  • Wellness Center & Locker Room Equipment
  • Academic Development Center Support
  • FHS TV – DVD Duplicator
  • Late and Practice Busses Expenses

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Submit Your Nominations for the 25th Annual Salute to Framingham

Do you know someone who should be publicly recognized for all that they have done for the youth of Framingham?  The Salute to Framingham is currently seeking nominations for its 2017 honorees.

Click on this link to download the nomination form.

Salute to Framingham honors individuals for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham's youth. Please consider nominating someone, from any sector of the community, who has made a difference in the lives of the children of Framingham. Nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2016.  
Nomination forms may be submitted online at nominations@salute-to-framingham.com or mailed to Salute to Framingham, Box 2367, Framingham, MA 01703.  Honorees will be announced in January 2017.  The 25th annual Salute to Framingham will be held in March 2017.

Proceeds from the Salute to Framingham benefit the Framingham High School Foundation, which supports the extracurricular activities, arts, and athletics at Framingham High School. 

Supporting the Arts, Activities and Athletics

Framingham High School Foundation

Mission: To financially supplement Framingham High School extra-curricular programs (activities, arts, and athletics) which may otherwise be restricted due to budgetary limitations.

For more information about the FHSF you can email: FHSF@rcn.com

When the Framingham Public Schools were facing substantial financial challenges, a group of Framingham High School parents organized the Framingham High School Foundation (FHSF) to ensure continuation of extracurricular activities, the arts and athletics, regardless of imposed budgetary restrictions. Since its inception, the FHSF has successfully accomplished this mission through a variety of efforts, including building stronger alliances with the MetroWest community, reaching out to FHS alumni, and applying for grants. In addition, each year the FHSF organizes the Salute to Framingham dinner, which has become one of the largest annual fund-raisers for Framingham High School. All proceeds from of this popular event benefit the FHSF which supports extracurricular activities, arts, and athletics at Framingham High School.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for an FHSF Grant Request Form


Salute To Framingham

Beginning as a vision over twenty years ago, the Salute To Framingham has grown into one of Framingham’s most anticipated annual events, with an average of 500 people in attendance. Each year, individuals are honored for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham’s youth. Over the years, the Salute program has been expanded to show our appreciation to teachers and staff who make each day “special” in Framingham Public Schools. We also recognize graduating FHS Students who positively impact the school community. 

24th Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

Alicia & David Blais


When Alicia & David Blais opened the Foodie Café in Framingham, their initial goal was to help bring a sense of community with affordable “home-cooked” food.  Through the people they met, however, they quickly became interested in the daunting task of ending hunger in the largest town in American.  They wanted to determine how to feed Framingham’s needy and under-served, especially the children.  Thus the focus of the Foodie Café changed and Daniel’s Table was born.  

Initially, they put their profits towards hosting a monthly free dinner for anyone who wanted to come.  When they realized those who needed the meals most could not get to the café, they purchased a small food trailer to bring to low-income neighborhoods in Framingham, where they began with serving 200 free hot meals per month.  Through their tireless efforts and continued community support, they have been able to provide over 2000 free hot meals per month – making them one of the largest free hot meal providers in Framingham. Their goal is eradicate hunger in Framingham, providing a free hot meal to anyone in need.  David tells us, "Hunger is just the first giant we can slay.  As individuals and as a community, we have the power to overcome any challenges that stand in the way of making Framingham a great and blessed town."  Alicia echoes David’s belief, saying, “Ending hunger is not rocket science. It's difficult but hardly impossible."

Alicia has been involved in nonprofit work most of her adult life.  As one of the founders of Daniel’s Table, she brings a unique level of awareness and “motherly love” to their clients.  Her commitment to ending hunger in Framingham is unwavering, as is her desire to insure they provide their services with dignity and compassion.  For the past 22 years, David has been involved in community awareness programs and social issues.  As the “visionary” of Daniel’s Table, he brings his creativity and resolve to solving hunger in Framingham while keeping a watchful eye on future challenges and opportunities.

Kathy Davies O’Leary


Kathy Davies O’Leary has been an active volunteer in Framingham for over 15 years.  She is described by those who work with her as being knowledgeable, insightful and energetic; someone who brings charm and humor to each discussion while remaining focused on the goal at hand.  Kathy has volunteered in the schools for over 15 years, even after returning to work. Her volunteer efforts have included being an elementary school math tutor, a kindergarten assistant, a member of the Creative Arts Council and a PTO officer, including Vice-President at Walsh and President at Dunning.  At Framingham High School, Kathy has volunteered in the Booster Room, for the Drama Company and was an inaugural member of the Flyer Marching Band Parent Pit Crew.

For the last decade, Kathy’s focus has been philanthropic work that benefits the whole community.  Kathy has been the president of the Framingham Education Foundation (FEF) for nine years.  FEF provides grant funding to Framingham Public School teachers and staff, pre-school through high school, who are developing dynamic and relevant approaches to delivering curriculum.  In her role as president, Kathy takes an active part in the grants program, the annual Town-Wide Spelling Bee, the Smith Poetry Contest and the Robotics Expo.  This position is directly tied to the needs of the student and teachers in the Framingham Public Schools and she has devoted countless hours towards this endeavor.  Many teachers and hundreds of students have benefitted from her efforts to provide resources for enriching educational opportunities across the district.  

Kathy is a 2010 graduate of the MetroWest Leadership Academy and is also on the board of directors of three other community organizations: Impact Framingham, Framingham Community Theater and the Framingham Public Access Corporation, operator of Access Framingham TV and the Framingham Education Channel. All three organizations provide resources and opportunities to strengthen the Framingham community and none would exist without the significant contributions of volunteers.  

What makes Kathy unique in any volunteer work she undertakes is her inclusive manner -- always making sure that anyone new is made to feel a part of the group and ensuring everyone is involved in some way. Kathy is always the “go to” person for any organization in Framingham looking to support youth in the community.  She is always willing to help and is a wonderful role model for giving back to organizations that support the youth of Framingham.  Kathy believes in strong and vibrant schools and a strong and vibrant town, and that you cannot have one without the other.

24th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

2016 "You Are Special" Award Recipients

Blocks Preschool
Jannine Ricchiazzi
Barbieri Elementary School
The Kindergarten Team:  Alex Gray, Ana Perez, Karen Sarmiento, Idalgisa Sierra and Lolo Vallejo
Brophy Elementary School
Elizabeth “Beth” Delahunty
Brophy Elementary School
Ruthie Ortiz
Dunning Elementary School
Jane Crosby
Dunning Elementary School
Elaine Picard
Hemenway Elementary School
Alisha Guerrant
Hemenway Elementary School
Cheryl Kaplis
King Elementary School
Linda Renault
McCarthy Elementary School
Ron Johnson
Potter Road Elementary School
Kelley McMahon
Potter Road Elementary School
John “Jack” O'Rourke
Stapleton Elementary School
Judith Locke
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
All Woodrow Wilson Staff
Cameron Middle School
Heidi Sack
Fuller Middle School
Cara Cercone
Fuller Middle School
Soledad Ordovas
Walsh Middle School
Janet Anderson
Walsh Middle School
Glenda Espinoza
Walsh Middle School
Emily Parks
Framingham High School
Christopher Bowen
Framingham High School
Linda Hendry
Central Office
Alisa Morgan

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Class of 2016 Student Recipients

Christopher Barone
Paul Halberstadt
James Miller
Jacob Binnall
Brandis Haugabrook
Casey Phalen
Eric Bornstein
Darya Herscovici
Abigail Roy
Michael Bradley
Dina Joho
Holly Scacca
Stefanie Evans
Mika Kawakami
Christian Seariac
Noah Gelman
John Llewellyn
Christopher Thierauf
Gillian Griffiths
Melissa Marchetti
Christopher Winters
Michael McDonald Jr.

Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

(click images below to see a brief biography of recent honorees)

Lee Mencoboni (23rd)

Bob Merusi (23rd)

Dennis Giombetti (22nd)

Christine Tibor (22nd)

Sharon Gilbert (21st)

Tony Tolson (21st)

Mark and Karen Curtis (20th)

Dave Gudejko (20th)

Michael Grilli

Michael Grilli (19th)

Joey Semintelli

Joey Sementelli (19th)

Richard Chesmore (18th)

George Hulme (18th)

Arthur DelPrete (18th)

Lou Merloni (17th)

Rev. Dr.J. Anthony Lloyd(17th)

Joe Shields, Esq. (17th)

Previous Salute Advertising Book (Click Cover)

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