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25th Annual
Salute to Framingham Ad Book

    • Framingham High School Foundation MISSION
    • To financially supplement Framingham High School extra-curricular programs (activities, arts, and athletics) which may otherwise be restricted due to budgetary limitations.
    • For more information about the FHSF you can email: FHSFoundationpresident@gmail.com
    • Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
    Teacher & STAFF Recognition Program
  • Through the Framingham High School Foundation’s Teacher and Staff Recognition Program, you can make a tax-deductible donation to honor a teacher, coach or staff member.  The program encourages you direct your donation to support a specific arts program, athletic team, club or extra-curricular activity at  Framingham High School.
  • To honor a FHS Teacher, Coach or Staff  you must provide their name on the "dedication" line.  We will send a notification the the honoree. (No need to provide contact information)  
  • To direct your donation to a specific program please fill in the "designation" line with the program you choose to support.
    **Donations can also be made by sending a check (made payable to the Framingham High School Foundation) to Framingham High School Foundation, PO Box 2367, Framingham, MA 01701

Programs Supported


  • Funded the Drama Club trip to compete in the 2006 New England Championship
  • Marching Band Drum Covers
  • Band Jackets
  • Portable Band Podium


  • Mock Trial Registration and Materials Fees
  • Assisted  with Model Congress Expenses  
  • Assisted in Funding the Cheerleaders Trip to the 2007 National Championship
  • Cheerleading Uniforms
  • Cheerleading Gear


  • Uniforms for Multiple Sports Teams (9th, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Lacrosse Championship Signs
  • Track Equipment - Javelins
  • Boy's Basketball Clinic
  • Boy's Lacrosse Helmets
  • Championship Banners
  • Field Hockey Equipment
  • Goal Post for Turf Field
  • Gymnastic Coaching Dues
  • Men’s Basketball Gear
  • Pool Usage Fees - Swim Teams
  • Soccer Goals
  • Swim Team Timing System
  • Coaches' Professional Development
  • Athletic Trainer's Kit


  • Wellness Center & Locker Room Equipment
  • Academic Development Center Support
  • FHS TV – DVD Duplicator
  • Late and Practice Busses Expenses

Silver Sponsors:

Middlesex Saving Bank

Avidia Bank

Bernardi Auto Group

Fitts Insurance

Gray, Gray & Gray

Blue Sponsors:

Brendon Properties

Capital Group Properties

Framingham High School Foundation Receives $50,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank

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Team Framingham - Boston Marathon

The Framingham High School Foundation is excited to announce that four Team Framingham/Boston Marathon runners will be running for FHSF as their charity this year. Big thank you to Bob Connolly, Deb Dauley, James Kivlehan and Michael Pearson. They have each agreed to raise money for FHSF to support arts, athletics and activities at FHS. All money that they raise will go to support extracurriculars at FHS.

Click here to show your support and make a donation.

26th Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

Michael J. (Mike) Bower
Ron Vallely

Please scroll down to learn more about their service to the youth of Framingham.

Salute to Framingham


Beginning as a vision over twenty-five years ago, the Salute To Framingham has grown into one of Framingham’s most anticipated annual events, with an average of 600 people in attendance. Each year, individuals are honored for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham’s youth. Over the years, the Salute program has been expanded to show our appreciation to teachers and staff who make each day “special” in Framingham Public Schools. We also recognize graduating FHS Students who positively impact the school community.

26th Annual Salute to Framingham Bios

Michael J. (Mike) Bower has been quietly supporting the youth of Framingham for more than 12 years. Mike moved to Framingham in 1992. In 2006 he became a Town Meeting member and quickly became Chair for the Standing Committee on Education. Shortly thereafter, he was elected to the Framingham School Committee where he served 5 years, one as Chair and two as Clerk, before his election to the Board of Selectmen in 2013. Prior to moving to Framingham, Mike served for 9 years on the Randolph School Committee from 1982 to 1991. Mike's frequent elections and re-elections were due to his experience, collaborative style, thoughtful approach, consensus building and open mindedness. Mike's community service for the benefit of students on both school committees is of particular note, as he has no children. Many witnessed firsthand his effort and dedication to ensure the best possible job was done for the benefit of our district's students. Mike retired from his selectman seat in 2016 to focus on working with the Greater Framingham Running Club on behalf of residents of all ages. Mike volunteers weekly during the summer at the GFRC kids' summer track program.

While serving as selectman in 2013, Mike was instrumental in establishing "Team Framingham", which each year gives 22 FPS employees and Framingham residents the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and raise funds for local charities. An avid runner himself, he helped shape the vision of Team Framingham and has lent his leadership and support in creating and updating the guiding principles for Team Framingham over the last four years. He has worked tirelessly to establish and develop the fundraising arm of Team Framingham, which since its inception in 2013 has raised close to $270,000 for local charities. A generous portion of this fundraising has gone to charities that benefit hundreds of Framingham youth, including FHS Resiliency for Life, Framingham High School Foundation, Hoops and Homework, The Boys and Girls Club, and the Framingham Youth Initiative (FYI) for the Arts. In addition, Mike has personally raised more than $30,000 since 2010 for the Boys and Girls Club and the Ron Burton Training Village, two great charities benefiting young people, as a charity runner for the Boston Marathon through his employer John Hancock.

No matter what level of his involvement in a project or team, Mike's role is never a self-serving one. Those who work closely with him say, "It's never about Mike. It is clear that he is thinking about you, or the person next to you, or the greater community. He is always making sure that whoever he is trying to help feels supported. Mike has searched and developed ways to bring hope and equality to those who need it." In November 2016, Mike was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. MASC President Jake Oliveira upon presenting Mike with the award noted that it was "In recognition of (his) many years of service as a strong advocate for children and (his) unselfish contributions to the community of Framingham".

Ron Vallely has been involved in Framingham youth athletic programs for more than 20 years. He is described as a generous, dynamic, innovative & creative man who is also a great team leader, team player, mentor, coach and friend. As with many parents, he started coaching when his children were participants, but Ron continued coaching long after his children aged out of the programs. Through the years, he has taken on the roles of softball coach, baseball coach, and TBA basketball coach.

For the last 16 years, Ron has been predominantly involved with the Framingham Youth Football and Cheer (FYFC) program, taking on almost every job role possible -- including master hotdog wrapper and making chili for home games. His contributions to FYFC started with announcing games from the back of a pickup truck with a microphone and small radio. Ron worked for years within the program, always coming up with unique and innovative ways for the program to expand, succeed and be financially sound. He was always looking for activities to give back to others within our community, teaching the youth of the program the importance of respect for themselves and others, and always encouraging the kids to do their best on and off the field. To ensure that the kids had positive examples to look up to, Ron started the "Heroes Among Us" Award, designed to recognize local citizens that have made a difference in the community.

Ron has also been a great source of influence for many parents, coaches and other town programs. Over the last 7 years, Ron has held the role of President for Framingham Youth Football and Cheer, President of the Bay State Youth Football and Cheer Conference and is currently the Executive Director of the Conference. He works tirelessly to ensure safe and competitive environments, outstanding commitment and service for the youth of each of these individual town programs. His efforts and contributions go above and beyond teaching the fundamentals of football and cheer. With more than 12 communities currently in the Bay State Conference, with more than 300 youth in each community, it is safe to say that Ron's influence and dedication which began with the youth of Framingham has now spread far beyond our cities' boundaries.

2018 "We Are Grateful" Award Recipients

Paula Del Prete

Dr. Edward Gotgart

2018 "You Are Special" Award Recipients

BLOCKS Preschool School
Kimberly O’Leary 
BLOCKS Preschool School
Virginia Bertelli 
Barbieri Elementary School
Specialist Team: Jack Corbett, Maria Enrique, Jane Lacy, Cindy Moore, Allie Navarro and Jillian Webberson 
Brophy Elementary School
Gabriella Tagliaferro 
Dunning Elementary School
Suzanne Chlapowski 
Hemenway Elementary School
Sara Carr 
Hemenway Elementary School
Lisa Weinstock 
King Elementary School
Alba Ortega 
King Elementary School
Edna Semprum 
McCarthy Elementary School
Meg Cabot 
Potter Road Elementary School
Susan Moriarty 
Potter Road Elementary School
Emma Nicolazzo 
Stapleton Elementary School
Mauricio Perea 
Stapleton Elementary School
Gregory Petersen 
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Madelyn Jackson 
Cameron Middle School
Robin Brooks-Rodriguez 
Cameron Middle School
Camarah Evans 
Fuller Middle School
Laurette Hakar
Fuller Middle School
Ana Paula Viegas 
Walsh Middle School
Jeff Newcombe 
Walsh Middle School
Nelia Felicia Correa Patrick 
Framingham High School
Natalya Mains 
Framingham High School
Christopher Ocampo 
Framingham High School
Jonathan Padilla 

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Class of 2018 Student Recipients

Erin Babineau
Jake Brockway
Dylan Carrafiello
Tyler Chan
Mary Connolly
Caitlyn Edman
Tyler Fitts
Khayel Francois
Jack Freedman
Pauls Galins
Ryan Gallagher
Nathan Halberstadt
Jacklyn Keane
Liam Kelly
Ohad Klopman
Hannah Levine
Erin MacQueen
Jarrod Marifiote
Cleopatra Mavhunga
Jigar Patel
Alice Reis
Symphony Shea
Varun Tekur
Hadassah Viana
Kelly Wilson

Annual Salute to Framingham Honorees

(click images below to see a brief biography of recent honorees)

Chuck Greenslit (25th)

Bennie Ottaviani (25th) 

Maria Rosado (25th)

Alicia & David Blais (24th)

Kathy Davies O'Leary (24th)

Lee Mencoboni (23rd)

Bob Merusi (23rd)

Dennis Giombetti (22nd)

Christine Tibor (22nd)

Sharon Gilbert (21st)

Tony Tolson (21st)

Mark and Karen Curtis (20th)

Dave Gudejko (20th)

Michael Grilli

Michael Grilli (19th)

Joey Semintelli

Joey Sementelli (19th)

Richard Chesmore (18th)

George Hulme (18th)

Arthur DelPrete (18th)

Lou Merloni (17th)

Rev. Dr.J. Anthony Lloyd(17th)

Joe Shields, Esq. (17th)

Previous Salute Advertising Books (Click Cover)

24th Annual
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23rd Annual
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22nd Annual
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21st Annual
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20th Annual
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19th Annual
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18th Annual
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17th Annual
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