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Forman Scholar Thomas Poliski Graduates from Georgia Tech and Begins Living His Dreams

Thomas Poliski always dreamed of working at a start-up. Today, the Forman Scholar’s dream has become a reality.


Madinah Thomas Pays it Forward as Newest Board of Trustees Member

Madinah Thomas is no stranger to the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation. As one of the first ever Forman Scholars to participate in the program, Madinah has been an unwavering member of our community since the inception of the Foundation.


Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation Makes $30,000 Grant to Community Foundation of South Jersey’s COVID-19 Response Fund

The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation announced today a grant of $30,000 to the Community Foundation of South Jersey’s COVID-19 Response Fund.


An Update Regarding COVID-19

As our community and the entire world continue to feel the effects of COVID-19, we wanted to provide an update on what we’re...


View Our 2019 Annual Report!

This has been another very special year to watch our students chase their dreams and make them a reality. Every day we have the privilege to meet extraordinary young people from Salem, including our Forman Scholars, Acorn Fund recipients, and Youth Board members.


Acorn Fund Account Holders Thankful for College Care Packages Sent from Forman Youth Board

Earlier this winter season, student members on the Forman Youth Board brainstormed unique and meaningful ways to connect with students near and far no matter the distance. They wanted to help Acorn Fund account holders feel more at home while away at college. The result was something very special.


Dr. Michael Gorman Makes New Role on Board of Trustees Focused on Education

Michael R. Gorman, Ed.D. has been an avid learner all his life. He has understood the deep value of education since a young age. Since 1981, he’s been woven into the fabric of the Salem community and has dedicated his life’s work to teach students. Today he is the President of Salem Community College and the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation’s newest board member.


John Mulhorn Brings Legacy of Education Experience to New Role on Board of Trustees

John Mulhorn grew up surrounded by educators. Throughout his life he was always connected to friends and family members who had dedicated their careers to helping students in Salem and developing the next generation of leaders. Today, John is the principal of Salem High School (SHS) and continues to provide students with tools for success to achieve their dreams of attending college.


Forman Scholar Samantha Miller Destined to Develop Arts & Music Opportunities

From a young age, Samantha Miller was destined for arts and musical greatness. You could always find her singing or humming along to a favorite song. This musical interest followed her through middle and high school when a teacher encouraged her to participate in the school’s musical programs. In voice lessons and playing clarinet in the marching band, Samantha naturally had a knack for the rhythm and sound.


Acorn Fund Distributions Available For 2019 Spring Semester – Apply By January 5

If you're ready to use your Acorn Fund account savings to pay for 2020 spring semester college expenses, you can request a payment directly to your college starting December 1. The deadline to...


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