The McFarland Education Foundation (MEF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to expand access to higher education by providing scholarships to McFarland graduates and to provide funding for initiatives that enhance education opportunities for McFarland Schools.


Mike Smits, President, Manager, Gunderson Funeral Homes
Michelle Garvey, Vice President, McFarland Teacher
Mike Moderski, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, McFarland State Bank
Betsy Stetenfeld, Secretary, Principal, Stetenfeld Associates LLC
Connie FedorPast President, Executive Director, WRA Education Foundation

Board Members
Renee Bailey, Educator, McFarland Schools
Andrew Briddell, Superintendent, McFarland Schools
Marina Edwards, Senior Retirement Consultant, Towers Watson
Stefanie Feralin, Marketing Coordinator, Schraml Realty Group
Jeff Finstead, Principal, McFarland High School
Cathy Fleming, Marketing Director & Italy Travel Specialist
Joan Murwin, RN, Health Office Substitute, McFarland School District
Betty Osterhaus, Development & Promotion
Brad Paulson, Vice President & Corporate Counsel, Epic Systems Corp.
Penny Rasmussen, Hairdresser and Owner, Shear It Iz
Bryan Smith, Financial Consultant, Greater Dane Financial Associates
Toni Stolarik, Graphic Design, Page Production
Kristi ThorsonAssociate Dean for Advancement & Administration, UW School of Veterinary Medicine 
Nancy Walsh-Boeder, Retired McFarland Teacher, Literacy Consultant
Art Weber, Director of Sales, Financial Institution Products Corporation (FIPCO®)
Vicki Wendorf, Clinical Documentation Services, UW Medical Foundation
Katie Williquette, Outreach Specialist, UW Carbone Cancer Center

MEF Administrative Coordinator

Debbie Tripalin

Honorary Board Members

Don Barnes, Retired Principal, McFarland Schools
Don Breitenbach, Retired Superintendent, McFarland Schools
Scott Brown, Superintendent, McFarland Schools
James Hickey, Principal, McFarland High School
Patrick Kennedy, Retired Superintendent, McFarland Schools
Pat Rossman, McFarland Resident & Retired Teacher
Steve Swanson, President, McFarland State Bank