The Trustees of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF), a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing educational opportunities for Lawrence Township public school students, announced last week that they have hired Township resident Karen Faiman as Executive Director.
Carol Katz Connelly, LTEF Board President, said, “We conducted a broad search and were delighted to find such an outstanding new Executive Director right in our backyard. I encourage all parents, teachers and neighbors to welcome Karen Faiman in her new leadership role.”
A Mercer County resident for nearly eight years, Faiman previously worked as a grant writer for Womanspace in Lawrenceville and, more recently, as the Director of Wildlife Center Friends in Titusville. She is also very active in the Lawrence Township Public Schools and served as PTO President at Ben Franklin Elementary for two years. Faiman grew up in Maine, graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a BA in Spanish, and earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.
Faiman will oversee the daily operations of the LTEF and manage the group’s communications and fundraising efforts. Karen and the volunteer board of trustees share that they are committed to fostering educational excellence, creativity, and achievement in the Lawrence Township Public School District by providing grants for projects and programs, generating corporate and financial support and encouraging contributions of volunteer time.
“I am thrilled to be working for the LTEF and excited for the opportunities ahead. As a mother of two children who attend the Lawrence Township Public Schools, I am passionate about supporting and strengthening our public schools and will strive to increase awareness of and support for the LTEF,” Faiman remarked.