The Friendswood ISD Education Foundation (FEF) elected a new slate of executive officers and four new board members for the 2021-2022 school year during its Board Meeting on May 6. Executive officers include President Molly Crow, Vice President Joseph Ditta, Vice President Brad Freyer and Treasurer Russell Hillenburg. Among the new board members are Stacy Condon, Nick Gaido, Lacey Harris and Marianna Raia.
Crow follows FEF Director Kelly Lovell who served as President of the Foundation for a three-year term from 2018-2021.
“The truth is, I have been surrounded by the hardest working and most passionate Board, a generous community and an incredibly talented executive director,” Lovell said. “The rest was just me being a cheerleader for the Foundation and the work we do to support FISD.”
Lovell’s leadership was marked by vision, passion, innovation and a willingness to live out the FEF mission in bold ways for FISD students and teachers, regardless of the circumstances.
“The Foundation has achieved extraordinary heights under Kelly’s leadership and that momentum will only continue to grow with [Crow] stepping into her new role,” FEF Executive Director Ashley Adair said.
Crow has served on the Foundation for nine years and participated on a variety of FEF committees including serving as chair of FEF’s Gala Committee for three years. She is a true champion for all things FISD and loves, gives and serves in many capacities across the Friendswood community.
“Kelly has left incredibly big shoes to fill,” Crow said. “I am very honored to start this next chapter with the Foundation.”
The four new directors will officially join the Foundation at FEF’s Strategic Planning Meeting in August.
“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding individuals to our team,” Adair said. “It is a privilege to work alongside such dedicated and talented leaders whose hearts for FISD students and teachers are second to none.”