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Former Foundation Vice President Beth Bordowitz Gives Back in Peace Corps

During her time as Vice President of the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation, Beth Bordowitz forever changed the way the Foundation operated and the impact it would have on the lives of children and students across Salem.


Time to Start Using Your 2019 Summer Semester Acorn Fund Distributions!

The cold winter temperatures are subsiding and flowers are beginning to bloom. For Acorn Fund account holders, this signals one important thing is coming up.


Steve Waddington Brings New Role on Board of Trustees Full Circle

The newest member of the Forman S. Acton Foundation Board of Trustees, Steve Waddington knows Salem inside and out. He grew up in Mannington Township in Salem County where he attended primary and middle school and worked in local businesses.


Acorn Fund High School Graduation Bonus Award Application Now Open

Great news for Acorn Fund account holders who graduated high school in 2016, 2017 or 2018 — the application period for Acorn Fund Graduation Bonus Awards, which provide up to $1,000 to eligible Acorn Fund account holders, is open again!


View our 2018 Annual Report!

It was another exciting year for us at the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation. We continued to create more opportunities for more students and young people across Salem.

This annual...


5 Things Parents Wish They Knew About the College Application Process

Navigating the college application and admissions process is full of many unknowns, especially for
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Karen Washington Brings Experience Rooted in Education and Diversity to New Role on Board of Trustees

As the newest member of the Forman S. Acton Foundation Board of Trustees, Karen Washington knows what it takes to support and uplift a student population. With 40 years of educational and philanthropic expertise, she is bringing a one-of-a-kind perspective to the Foundation and is already looking forward to sharing her unique viewpoint with the board.


Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation Appoints Larry Van Meter as Next President and CEO

The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed board member Larry Van Meter as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Current President and CEO of the Foundation, Kathryn Markovchick, will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees following her retirement.


Acorn Fund Distributions Available For 2019 Spring Semester – Apply By January 4

It may be hard to believe, but 2019 is almost here! For Acorn Fund account holders, that means one important thing is coming up.


Remembering Herb Fithian, the Lifelong Friend who Enabled the Forman S. Acton Foundation to Thrive

Without Herb Fithian, there exists a timeline in which the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation is never created. A timeline in which the Acorn Fund, Forman Scholars, and more aren’t possible.


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