About Us

Frederick County Educational Foundation
Established in 1984, the Frederick County Educational Foundation (FCEF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides financial resources to Frederick County Public Schools. The Foundation awards classroom and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grants to fund innovative programs at Frederick County’s Elementary, Middle and High Schools for the more than 13,000 students.

Our Mission:
Funding Innovative Educational Experiences That Foster Student Achievement.

Our Board of Directors and Administration
The Foundation is administered by an independent Board of Directors composed of parents, school administrators and community leaders.


Melissa Youngblood,  President
Patti Rucker, 1st  Vice President
Lorri Iden, 2nd Vice President
Lori Eversole, Secretary
Kate Chappell, Treasurer
Jay Foreman
Brian Hester
Tammie Limoges
Al Orndorff
Mark Stivers
Carolyn Williams
Rob Yost

Dena Kent, In Memoriam

Mary Nordman, Executive Director
Frederick County Educational Foundation
1415 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
P.O. Box 3887, Winchester, VA 22604
nordmanm@fcpsk12.net