The Clarke County Education Foundation (CCEF), a non-profit organization with a current board of 14 members and a part-time executive director, is dedicated to providing private support to the Clarke County Public Schools to enhance its tax-supported programs.

Founded in 1991, the CCEF has provided more than $2.5 million in student scholarships, teacher grants, system demonstration grants, and donor-defined projects through a combination of fund-raising and endowment income since its inception.

Mission Statement

The Clarke County Education Foundation is an independent public charity dedicated to promoting, expanding, and augmenting the educational opportunities for students and staff in the Clarke County Public Schools, by generating private support and involvement to enhance these publicly maintained services.

Supporting Our Schools

As a partner with various community groups, CCEF oversees charitable donations that augment programs such as International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Bridge, VA Star Program, Dictionary Fund, and more.

Offering Opportunity

Each year, CCEF provides financial funding to bring students’ dreams of post-graduate studies to reality. These funds are provided through the generosity of scholarship funds and endowments.

Enhancing Education

CCEF annually awards thousands of dollars to teachers to enhance the classroom experience. Aid has been in the form of supplemental materials, additional supplies, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Board of Directors

Board Members and Affiliations

 Ms. Suzanne “Suni” Mackall​​, ​CCEF President , Attorney, ​Suni Mackall Law, PLLC

Mr. Jon Erickson, Vice President, Principal, Morris & Ritchie Associates Shareholder – MRA Holdings, Inc. Shareholder –

Professional Services Management Corp.

 Dr. Lisa Fillipovich​​, ​CCEF Secretary,  Coordinator, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Loudoun County Public Schools

 Mrs. Adrian U. Taylor, CPA PFS​​, ​CCEF Treasurer, Principal, YHB CPAs & Consultants 

 Mrs. Sharon Brown, Speech Language Pathologist, Loudoun County Public Schools

 Ms. Patricia Castelhano, Administrator of Human Resources, American Society of Civil Engineers

 Mrs. Diane Clotzman, Bookkeeper, Cambridge Companies

 Mr. Joe Clotzman, Cambridge Companies

 Mr. Roy Emmons

 Mr. Robert Hornbaker​​, Credit Risk Analytics Manager, Wells Fargo

 Mrs. Kathy Hudson, Clarke County Public Schools Retired Teacher and Librarian

 Ms. Shelly Morris, Communications Engineer, Loudoun County Government

 Mr. Joseph Reshetar,  Assistant Fire/EMS Chief, Arlington County Fire Department

 Mr. Chris Rosen

 Mrs. Cathy Ruszczyk

 Mrs. Nancy Specht, Clarke County Public Schools Retired Teacher and Coach

 Mrs. Loretta Stem,  Accounting and Finance Manager, ​Red Gate Group, Ltd


Executive Committee – Mackall, Chair

Erickson, Castelhano, Fillipovich, Hornbaker, Specht, Stem, Taylor

Communications – Fillipovich, Chair

Brown, D. Clotzman, Morris, Reshetar, Ruszyzck, Rosen

Finance/InvestmentTaylor, Chair

Emmons, Erickson, Hornbaker, J. Clotzman

Fund DevelopmentCastelhano & Stem, Co-Chairs

Entire BOD

Governance/NominatingMackall & Hornbaker, Co-Chair

Clotzman, Emmons, Reshetar

Program/Allocations –Specht, Chair

Brown, Castelhano, Mackall, Morris, Reshetar, Stem, Hudson

Executive Director:

Mrs. Beth Williams, M.Ed.



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