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Press Release

The CCSF Announces Its Officers and New Trustees for the 2013-2014 Year

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that the 2013-2014 Executive Committee has been named. Lindsay Kafka of Concord takes over from Lucy Miller as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Al Powers of Carlisle will continue as Treasurer, Elaine DiCicco of Concord will continue as Secretary and Lucy Miller and Paul Ressler of Concord will continue as Past Chairs. This is a dynamic group showing consistent enthusiasm and leadership to the CCSF organization.

In addition, the CCSF is very pleased to introduce three new Trustees.

Amy Jolly presently serves as Director of Admission & Financial Aid at The Fenn School, an independent school for boys in grades four through nine. In this role, Amy is responsible for annually recruiting approximately seventy new students and oversees the allocation of $1m in need-based financial aid. Prior to this position, Amy served as director of admission at Shady Hill School and Oakcrest School, and prior to that held a variety of senior management and consulting positions in software development and telecommunications. She and her husband Dan live in Carlisle and have a daughter at Carlisle Public School, a daughter at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) and a son at The Kent School. Amy’s hobbies include reading widely and running the trails of Carlisle with her yellow lab ‘Clover’. Deeply interested in educational equity, learning differences and multiculturalism, Amy is very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of CCSF.

Deb Mayerson has been a major gift fundraiser for 20 years beginning at The Fletcher School of Tufts and has worked at Brandeis University, UMass Boston, and the North Bennet Street School, among others. Currently she is director of development and community relations at Lowell Community Health Center. She studied at Simmons College where she earned a BA in English and elementary education, a certificate in publications and an MS in communication management. Deb and her husband George, a librarian, moved to Concord in the late-nineties and have been exploring (with their dogs Lucia and Waldo) its trails, ponds, shops and cultural institutions ever since. 

Jennifer M. Silva was born and raised in Concord. She graduated from CCHS in 2000 and was awarded a CCSF scholarship to attend Wellesley College. Inspired by her teachers at CCHS, Jen majored in Sociology and French. Jen went on to earn a PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2010 and has spent the last three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Jen’s research examines pathways to adulthood for American youth, and she is particularly concerned with making college more accessible to first-generation college students. Her book, Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertaintywill be published by Oxford University Press this fall. She looks forward to joining the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bucknell University as an Assistant Professor in 2014.

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund looks forward to a productive and successful 2013-14 season with the enthusiastic energy these three new Trustees bring to the current board.

For more information on the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund go to their website