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FHSF Quick Links
  • Click here to Donate.Download Advertising Order 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 0170

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

Premier Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bernardi Auto Group

FITTS Insurance


The TJX Companies

Supporting the Arts, Activities and Athletics

Exciting News for FHSF!

The Framingham High School Foundation is are one of six local organizations chosen to participate in the Team Framingham fundraising for the 2016 Boston Marathon.  Local runners who are chosen to receive one of the Team Framingham bibs will select from the list of charities and raise funds (a minimum of $1500) for their chosen charity.  Applications for runners interested in participating in the random selection for these invitational entries are now available on the Town of Framingham web-site (www.framinghamma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1073) or at the Board of Selectmen Office in the Memorial Building. The application deadline is Monday November 30 at 4 pm.  If you are chosen to receive one of the Team Framingham bibs, by choosing the Framingham High School Foundation, the money you raise will support extracurricular activities (arts, activities and athletics) at FHS. Go to the Town of Framingham website for a chance to run the 2016 Boston Marathon and support students at FHS.

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: info@framinghamhighschoolfoundation.org

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.

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. 

23rd Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

Lee Mencoboni

Lee Mencoboni, a lifelong Framingham resident and owner of La Cantina Italiana Restaurant, has been helping the youth of Framingham by addressing the problem of childhood hunger.  In Framingham, there are many families who fall outside the free and reduced lunch program limits, yet still face financial difficulties. Working with school administrators, Lee established the La Cantina Italiana Restaurant Scholarship which provides financial aid in the form of reimbursements to the Framingham School Food Services Department to cover the cost of elementary school lunches for deserving families.  Now in its fourth year, Lee has helped countless families be able to provide school meals for their elementary youth through the La Cantina Italiana Restaurant Scholarship.


Because FPS Food Services will never deny a child a meal, there is often a significant budget deficit created by unpaid student meals.  Recognizing that the needs of many families were not being met, in 2012, Lee met with school administrators to brainstorm ideas on how to provide meals for these families, while helping reduce the deficit.  Out of this brainstorming came the 50/50 Program, whichwas designed for families who could contribute something toward their breakfast or lunch, but afford the entire full meal.   The 50/50 Program, funded by Lee, matches dollar for dollar whatever the student can pay for breakfast or lunch, thus giving the students of Framingham access to school meals, and reducing the deficit for the Food Services department.

Bob Merusi

Bob Merusi is the former Director of the Framingham Parks and Recreation Department.  Bob’s vision, passion, and perseverance have vastly improved the quality of life for the youth of Framingham.  Bob always felt that his job was to provide the people of Framingham with the highest quality of parks and recreational activities that the department was capable of providing.  Born and raised in Framingham, Bob spent his entire career working to deliver that to every resident of Framingham.  Major accomplishments include transforming a former State Hospital to the Town’s “central park” known to all as Cushing Memorial Park and renovating the old Bowditch Football Stadium to a state of the art Athletic and Cultural Complex.


Bob not only focused on park management but also the acquisition and construction of a new Senior Center, acquisition of the land from the state for the development of Victory Field, as well as many renovations to Loring Skating Arena.  Bob has been a member of numerous town committees, both appointed or as an elected official, including Town Meeting Member, school committee member for the public school district and the local vocational school, and a member of the Framingham Housing Authority Board. Bob’s accomplishments have been achieved by developing public confidence and building relationships within the community.

23rd Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book (Click Cover)

2015 "You Are Special" Award Recipients

Barbieri Elementary School
Rebecca Center
Barbieri Elementary School
Margaret Fawley
Brophy Elementary School
Cindy Barhoff
Brophy Elementary School
Amy Cheever
Dunning Elementary School
Colleen Gazard
Hemenway Elementary School
John Woodrum
King Elementary School
Andy Dallamora
King Elementary School
Roberto Ortiz
McCarthy Elementary School
Rachel Carlson
Potter Road Elementary School
Bernadette Downing
Potter Road Elementary School
Jeffrey Weinstein
Stapleton Elementary School
Marylou Greenwood
Stapleton Elementary School
Ellen Margiotta
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Meryl Nannis
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Joan Wetmore
Cameron Middle School
Christine Dupuis
Cameron Middle School
Megan Maguire
Fuller Middle School
Deb Germain
Fuller Middle School
Joanne Rogan
Walsh Middle School
Marguerite Simpson Lackard
Framingham High School
Anne Ludes
Framingham High School
Cindie Pagano
Central Office
Nancy Piasecki

Class of 2015 Student Recipients

Jack Agrasuta
Gabriella Barbuto
Alyssa Berkson
Angela Castrillo Vilches
Jordan Cline
Andrew DaCosta
Christina DiConza
Andre Gonzaga
Sophia Greb
Jaclyn Lerner
Ryder Lessing
Isabelle Levy
Callie Llewellyn
Ahmed Mansour
Drew McKinnon
Reaiah Moses
Krysta Motter
Amir Parikh
Melissa Parrish
Hayley Santaflorentina
Jacob Schneiderman
Christopher Stournaras
Tim Tierney
Brandon Williams

Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

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

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 Downloads (Click Cover)

22nd Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

21st Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

20th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

19th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

18th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

17th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book