The Newport Public Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of individuals who are committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities for the students of Newport’s public schools. In addition to the board of directors, we welcome volunteers to join our subcommittees and assist with fundraising, event planning, reviewing grants, social media and more. Any gift of time is appreciated.

Experience and skills we seek:

  • Fundraising experience
  • Connections to people and organizations in Newport
  • Knowledge of finance and budgets
  • Education/curriculum background
  • Children in the Newport Public Schools
  • Represent a diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity
  • Marketing and communications experience
  • Grant writing and reporting skills
  • Governance, agenda development, facilitation and decision-making skills

Interested in learning more? Connect with us at governance@npef-ri.org.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors consists of 15 elected members and a full term of office is three years. Each year, approximately one-third of the board is elected for a full term, which begins on July 1 of the calendar year and ends three years later on June 30. No board member may serve for more than two full consecutive terms. Any board member having previously served is eligible for reelection after a period of one year off the board.


We welcome educators, parents and community members to serve on one of our five committees – development, finance, governance, grants and scholarship, and outreach and events. These committees provide excellent opportunities to volunteer and assist the foundation without committing to a board position. Learn more about our committees.