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Englander Resigns F.C. Education Post

Donna Englander, the popular executive director of the non-profit Falls Church Education Foundation, announced her resignation Monday effective Sept. 3.

In a letter to FCEF board members, she wrote, “I have accepted a wonderful opportunity as Director of Individual Gifts at the Melanoma Research Foundation, a non-profit that provides support for research and advocacy for patients who are diagnosed with melanoma. It has been an honor to serve the FCEF as its first Executive Director since 2004. During my tenure the FCEF has raised more than $3 million for programs and activities that benefit thousands of Falls Church City students…I’m especially proud of the educational programs that our work has stimulated including support for students who are most vulnerable through the Wilden After-School Program, the Pathways to Baccalaureate program, student scholarships and academic prizes, as well as our support for teacher development, technology and alumni outreach activities.”

She noted that over 4,000 individual contributions have been made to the organization.