MAXIMIZE STUDENT POTENTIAL. A seemingly simple mission statement that carries a lot of responsibility! 


Our vision is to create a partnership between the community, educators and students to provide innovative educational opportunities. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, our desire is to maximize each and every Franklin Public School student's potential by funding and supporting our educators' and staffs' innovative ideas and technologies that reach beyond the financial means of the district. From projects like cutting edge laser technologies for tech classes to an outdoor mobile environmental classroom, we work hard to raise funds and develop reationships with the community businesses and leaders to invest in one our most treasured resources...our students' futures.  


Since 1996, the Franklin Educational Foundation has granted more than $1.2 million to benefit students in Franklin's five elementary schools, middle school and high school.


Click here for a historical view of all of the grants.




The governing Board of Directors consists of a diverse range of volunteer community leaders, teachers, and parents who partner with school district professionals and teachers to improve the educational experience for Franklin Public School students. 


Laura Martin - President

Rockwell Automation

Patrick Harris - Secretary

S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.

Steve Cavadeas - Treasurer

 S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.


Robert Beckmann

Franklin Resident/Parent

Angela Bier, MD 

Franklin Resident/Parent

Nicole Capehart

General Dynamics/CSRA

Patricia Golden, D.O.

Ascension Medical Group

Jessica Borreson Kaye

Quarles & Brady, LLP

Kristin Klemmer 

Cincinnati Financial

Sherrie Nackel

Forest Park Middle School (FPS)

Tabitha Schultz

Franklin Resident/Parent

Cherie Stein

Franklin Resident/Music Educator

Mike Spragg

FPS School Board Liaison

Mary Yank

Aurora Medical Group

Chad Kafka

FPS Administration Liason








Vicky Cordani - Executive Director

Lauren Paull - Intern



Follow this link for the full documentation of the Franklin Educational Foundation Bylaws.