About EESF


Since its inception in 1996, the Essex Elementary School Foundation’s primary goal has been to create a significant endowment that can support the school’s strategic vision to engage all students in a rigorous and collaborative educational program. Each year, at least 5% of the EESF endowment is allocated for supplemental enrichment programs and projects proposed by the Essex Elementary School administration that would otherwise not be available through traditional funding by the school system and budget.


Board Members represent a cross section of the community.
Ex-Officio members include the Principal and a member of the Board of Education.
All operations of the foundation are provided by volunteers.

Current Board Members

Chester Kitchings


William Jacaruso


Philip Reynolds

Vice President

Sarah Keenan


Sarah Cody Rector


Mary-Beth Harrigan

Garrett Heher

Joanne O’Neil

Brooke Parakilas

Linda Reamer

Leah Smith

Lorri Bacon Smith

Sarah Whitney

ExOfficio Board Members

Principal Jennifer Tousignant

A Member of the Board of Education

A PTO Liaison

For information on directed gifts/estate planning
please email president@essexesf.org

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Or mail to:
Essex Elementary School Foundation
PO Box 882, Essex, CT 06426