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1st Spelling Bee A Huge Success

The Cummings Foundation’s hallmark program is its annual $100K for 100 grant program, which WEF gratefully received in 2016.

Current & Upcoming Events

Dr. Kimberly Smith Excellence in Education Award Announced
Dr. Smith with COL honorees

"The Wakefield Educational Foundation has been a tremendous partner and resource to the Wakefield Public Schools.  WEF provides grant funding for innovative projects, enrichment programs, and needed materials for our schools.  The resources received through these grants allow our teachers to enrich our students’ learning experiences.  Over the years the Greenwood School has been the recipient of funding for our AuthorFest Week which allows us to bring authors and illustrators into school to share their craft with our young aspiring authors.  Classroom teachers have been able to enhance science curriculum bringing scientists and science programs into our school.  Our classroom libraries have been supported through WEF grants.  We could not provide such enriching experiences for our students without the incredible support of the Wakefield Education Foundation!  On behalf of the Greenwood School community we thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our school."

Deborah Collura,

Principal, Greenwood Elementary School

In the News


"As a building principal, I have been so appreciative of the opportunities that WEF grants have provided for our teachers and students.  The WEF grants we have received have given our students a wide range of exciting experiences including authors visits, motivational guest speakers, local field trips, and hands-on learning experiences.  One grant, in particular this year, has supported our Tower Garden project where our teachers and students have grown vegetables and donated to our local food pantry.  WEF has truly supported our WPS mission of inspiring the love of learning in our schools!" 

Adam Colantuoni,

Principal, Galvin Middle School 

"As a an educator in the Wakefield Public Schools for many years, it fills me with great pride to consider the inestimable contributions of the Wakefield Educational Foundation. I remember well the first group of devoted parents, community members, and educators that brought the mission of WEF to life. That mission continues today, stronger than ever. The grants presented by WEF enriched our students' learning experiences in ways that would not have been possible otherwise. The children of our schools continue to benefit from the dedication and commitment of the Wakefield Educational Foundation and we are grateful!" 

Dr. Kimberly J. Smith,


Our Story

Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing excellence in the educational experience offered to all students within the Wakefield Public School System.  Read more >

Recent Events

WEF awarded grants totaling over $25,000 for the 2017-18 school year. Our goal is to continually raise funds to continue to provide such exciting grants, which this fall included:

  • Executive Grants (> $1,250)
    Galvin Tower Gardens
    Theatre Arts
    Museum of Science Traveling Programs
    Woodville Garden Project
  • Program Grants (< $1,250)
    Breakout EDU Kit
    Greenwood Sensory Garden 
    FairyTales STEAM
    ​Catching Wind: Designing Windmills

WEF Dollars at Work

​​Wakefield Educational Foundation



WEF's Celebration of Learning Banquet 4/12