The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) is accepting applications for trustees and volunteers who would like to help the School District of the Chathams reach higher. The Foundation offers many opportunities to match specific skill sets, areas of interest, and availability. 

Residents of the Chathams are encouraged to become involved with CEF. Specifically, CEF is looking for leaders and committee volunteers to serve on its Donor Relations and Endowment Committees, Events Committee, Grants Committee, Communications Committee, Donor Database Management and Finance/Audit Committee.  

CEF is successful due to the commitment of the many volunteers who have dedicated themselves to CEF’s mission: Enhancing Public Education with Private Funding. If you are interested in joining CEF as a trustee or volunteer, please complete the Trustee/Volunteer Interest Form or contact no later than January 31st. 

The Chatham Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The mission of the Foundation is to support educational excellence in the School District of the Chathams through parent and community donations. In close partnership with SDOC and school administrators, CEF supports innovative and creative educational programs and special projects that are designed to enrich the mind and body of the 3,600+ K-12 students enrolled in the SDOC’s six public schools. Since its inception, the Foundation has funded $1.7 million in grants and scholarships to the district. To learn more or make a donation, visit our website


30  years of service

280  grants funded

$1.7M  total awards