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President, CEO of The Foundation for OKC Public Schools takes on new leadership roles in national organization

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Mary Melon has joined the board of directors of the National School Foundation Association and co-chairs the group´s Industry Leadership Council. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Mary Melon has joined the board of directors of the National School Foundation Association and co-chairs the group´s Industry Leadership Council. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

The president and CEO of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools has taken on new leadership roles in a national organization.

Mary Melon now sits on the board of directors of the National School Foundation Association and co-chairs the group’s Industry Leadership Council, which she joined in 2017.

The Industry Leadership Council is composed of professionals who understand the value of national efforts to raise the knowledge base, profile and impact of education foundations, a news release stated. It helps guide industry growth and engage leaders.

“Education foundations are critically important,” Melon said. “We hope to help organizations across the country raise their profiles and connect business and community leaders with local schools. Direct involvement is the first step to creating excellence in education for every student.”

The National School Foundation Association provides training and support for foundation development and its quest to increase student success through strategic philanthropic investment and involvement.

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