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About the NEF

Mission Statement:

The Narragansett Education Foundation's mission is to enhance core curriculum, and promote programs that enrich and maintain excellence in the Narragansett Public Schools.


The Narragansett Education Foundation (NEF) works closely with residents, businesses and corporate groups who believe that high-performing public schools are essential to the social and economic fabric of the community. Through collaborative efforts, all parties deepen the learning experiences that occur in the Narragansett Public Schools ultimately strengthening our community.

Focus Areas:

  • Supporting programs and services which address district-wide educational needs that enhance student learning.
  • Encouraging community dialogue centered upon district-wide educational issues.
  • Expand innovative programing maximizing the school facilities across all levels of learners.
  • Raise funds to support current programming and establish a strong financial foundation that will permit future expansion of a diversity of programs that have been vetted and proven as "best-in-class"

Board of Directors

President - Phil Capaldi -

Vice-President - Gene Martin

Treasurer - Chris Catanzaro -

Secretary - Bill Day

Member - Katherine Sipala


Jeff Boutin
Lyn Budaj

Karen Hagan

Richard Lema

Venita Maciel
Malcolm A. Makin - Investment Advisor
Maggi Moretti

Pia Riccitelli