O’Reilly joins DEF Board

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Education Foundation added Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. to its Board of Directors.

O’Reilly has supported and always been involved in the various efforts of the foundation over the years, DEF Executive Director Eddie Fakhoury said.

“He shared positive reasons for joining our Board of Directors and how he is encouraged by the new vision and work the Foundation has been conducting,” Fakhoury said.

“We welcome our mayor, and we are grateful to have him stand with us as we work to make a difference in our schools,” he said.

“We feel this is a reflection of the great work the Dearborn Education Foundation is doing in our community, and we are pleased to know that we captured the attention of our community and our mayor,” DEF Chairman Brian Mosallam said.

The DEF is a licensed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps enhance the education that students receive from Dearborn Public Schools through grants to fund technology, equipment and innovative programs not funded by the school district’s budget. Since its inception the organization has funded more than $1.2 million in grants.

All funds raised by the foundation go to fund teacher grants that are submitted throughout the year.

For information about the DEF, e-mail Fakhoury at fakhoue@dearborn.k12.mi.us or call or (313) 827-8790.