Foundation Approves $6k in Grants for Somerset Pantry & Title I Schools

On Tuesday night, March 20, the Somerset Foundation approved two grants. First, the Board approved up to $2,000 in funding for the Somerset Elementary School pantry, which provides food and essentials to Somerset families in need. Next, the Board approved up to $4,000 in grants to Title I schools within Montgomery County.

These grants build on funding that the Foundation approved at its previous meeting in January. On January 30, 2018, the Board approved $1,000 to help fund educational field trips for students at Capt. James E. Daly Elementary School in Germantown, MD. That evening the Board also approved $3,750 in grants for programs at Somerset Elementary School, including funds to help support Somerset’s popular STEM and Reading nights.

These grants were made possible through the generosity of the Somerset community, donating money through Foundation initiatives like the annual fall fundraising drive and the annual spring party. The Foundation thanks the Somerset community for its support!

**Please consider providing ongoing support to the Foundation through by registering Somerset Elementary School Educational Foundation Inc as your supported charity for Amazon purchases. Also, please purchase tickets to the Foundation’s spring party,, one of our two key fundraising events for the year.

Somerset Foundation Spring Party & Auction on May 19

Please join the Somerset Elementary School Educational Foundation on May 19 from 6:00-9:00pm for a Royal Wedding Celebration! Wear your best garden party attire and hats and come ready to celebrate His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle! 

Tickets to this event for adults can be purchased online at 

Each Party Guest Ticket ($75) allows entrance to the Spring Party to benefit the Somerset Foundation on May 19, 2018. The party will include an opportunity drawing, silent auction, signature cocktails, scrumptious food and more! 

The Foundation supports the Somerset Elementary School by making grants to our teachers and staff to enhance the environment for all students. We also are committed to supporting neighboring Title I schools who are under resourced and need funding for school field trips, classroom supplies, etc.

Because of the generous support of our sponsors Phyllis and Jonathan Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster Real Estate and our hosts, Debbie & Nick Fox, every dollar of your ticket purchase will go to support the great work of the Foundation!

Next Foundation Meeting: March 20

Please join us at the Somerset Foundation’s upcoming bimonthly meeting! It will be held at 6:45pm on Tuesday, March 20, in the Somerset Elementary Media Center.

All parents are welcome to attend. We would love to hear from you about your ideas for ways the Foundation can provide even more support to teachers, students, and the Somerset community.

See you there!

Somerset Foundation Kentucky Derby Party 2017

Over 140 Somerset parents and teachers gathered on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 to sip mint juleps, snack on southern fare, “gamble” on the race by buying a square, and bid on silent auction items – all in support of the Somerset Foundation.   Over $10k was raised to fund after-school programs, technology investments and other grants that enhance the state-of-the-art environment in which every child can prosper at Somerset Elementary School. Special thanks to Nancy Jardini and Morris Panner, who hosted the event in their beautiful home, to all the teachers and parents who contributed the amazing auction items (view the auction catalog), and to all those who bid on them!