Est. 2009



The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is a  privately funded, nonprofit organization serving as a liaison between the Ridgefield community and the Ridgefield School District to support our students’ academic and social needs. The Foundation was established in 2009 by a small group of parents looking for a way to fund programs and services in our schools that are not funded from other sources. Specifically, we want to target the areas where the Ridgefield School District, PTA, PTO, and Booster Club funding not able to meet the needs of our rapidly growing District. 

Our Mission



The Ridgefield Public School Foundation advances programs and activities that support whole student development for which public resources are insufficient or unavailable.

Meet our Board



Jeff Vigue, President
Elizabeth J. Flynn, Vice President
Alan Hughes, Treasurer
Audri Bomar, Secretary
Beth Beattie, Trustee
Georgianna Jones, Trustee
Karen Mittelstadt, Trustee
Jen Dawson, Trustee
Pedro Peraza, Trustee
Pat Freeman, Trustee
Stephanie Goad, Trustee
Rachelle Simmons, Trustee
Tim Reichtstein, Trustee
Dr. Nathan McCann, Ex-Officio Member

Our Committees



Grants, Social & Equity

Stephanie Goad (Chair)
Alan Hughes
Elizabeth Flynn
Karen Mittelstadt
Rachelle Simmons

Future Students & Scholarships

Karen Mittelstadt (Chair)
Alan Hughes
Georgianna Jones
Jeff Vigue

Fundraising & Events

Georgianna Jones (Chair)
Jen Dawson (Golf Tournament)
Nathan McCann (Corn Hole Tournament)
Georgianna Jones (Turkey Trot)
Jeff Vigue (Partnerships)
Pat Freeman (Partnerships)
Karen Mittelstadt (External Grants)

Marketing & Communications

Audri Bomar (Chair)
Elizabeth Flynn
Pedro Peraza
Pat Freeman
Tim Reichtstein
Nathan McCann