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STG relies on volunteers to oversee and carry out all of the organization’s activities including the award selection process and fundraising to sustain our mission.  While our fiscal year runs from August 1st to July 30th, we begin the search and nomination process near the end of each calendar year, and are always looking for volunteers who share in our passion of helping students and their families in our community.  If you have interest to serve, please reach out to any of the board members listed here, or use the Contact section of this website to reach out to us.


The STG Board of Directors is comprised of local residents who volunteer to serve for three-year terms.  Many of our directors are graduates of Staples High School, some as former STG recipients.  Every Director serves on one of six working committees, each led by a Committee Chair: Database, Donor, Finance, Marketing/PR, Student, and Treasurer.  The full Board of Directors meet in full at regular intervals throughout the fiscal year.  Individual committees meet frequently.


Ian Bruce, Co-President
Ed Hulina, Co-President

Candace Banks
Tammy Barry
Melissa Cahn
Robert Decosimo
Meredith Donaher
Karen Ellman
Karen Fountain
Chuck Haberstroh
Jodi Harris
Lisa Hill
Jimmy Izzo
Trevor Lally
Joe Massoud
John McCarthy
Sue McGillion-Moore
Doug Pardon
Glenn Payne
Kathy Ragland
Sandy Rappaport
Karen Speller
Tim Steele
Barbara Sweeney
Sue Vester
Julie Whamond
Kirsten Woods


Matt Porio, President

Kate Andrews
Scott Bennewitz
Andrea Berkley
Jessica Branson
Maureen Coogan
Tony Eason
Doug Fincher
Mary Foster
Mary Beth Fyda
Rhonda Payne
Lee Frey Saveliff