Our Board of Directors
Back row: Andrea Morrisey, James Erwin, Jon Rabinowitz, Shirley Cooper (former member), Scott Reddin
Middle row: Marsha Campbell Young, Brenda Shumpert-Gibson, Stephanie Harper, Bethany Rabinowitz, Susan Lupow (former member)
Front row: Tarla Broadnax, Donna Callwood Jefferson
Not shown: Larry Golbe
The DMHSAEA is a non-profit organization founded in 2005. We fund DMHS teachers and administrators to create and implement new academic activities that the school district cannot fund. Our grants are awarded on a rolling basis in amounts up to $2,000, with occasional exceptions for special projects. Since our first grant in 2009, we have awarded 62 grants totaling $88,823. We are most interested in supporting novel activities to lead DM students' minds in new directions, but we also support ongoing activities with no other source of funding.
We have raised our funds to date via entertainment events, direct-mail campaigns, website donations, philanthropic gifts, and via t-shirt sales and cash donations at our annual barbecue and at class reunions. Our Board of Directors and other staff work on a purely volunteer basis. Our operating overhead is therefore less than 5 percent of our budget. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Our Board of Directors meetings are open to all alumni. During the Covid pandemic we have been meeting by phone or Zoom. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information on how to join a Board meeting.
We have no formal system of membership and all alumni are welcome at our meetings to contribute ideas and energy. We hope to recruit additional Board members from a variety of class years and we welcome volunteers who may be able to devote only limited time. See our Contact or Volunteer page.