The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Michelle L. Hartman as its new Chief Executive Officer. In this position, Dr. Hartman will, among other things, lead a major gift program to raise funds that will provide economically disadvantaged students in grades K to 12 with partial tuition scholarships to attend private and parochial schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union County.
Dr. Hartman joins The Scholarship Fund after serving as Executive Director, USA of Mary’s Meals, an organization which provides daily school meals to more than one million disadvantaged children worldwide regardless of race, religion or creed. Prior to serving at Mary’s Meals, Hartman served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Region of the American Friends of Hebrew University and as Director of Operations and Community Affairs Development at the Museum of Tolerance in New York, a Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum. Her experience includes development, cultivation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors, special events, marketing, and overall administration of multimillion dollar nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Hartman holds a Bachelor’s degree and Masters in Political Science and Social Science from William Paterson University, NJ, and a Masters and Doctorate in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, New School University, New York. She has held professorships at Saint Peter’s University, Ramapo College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Since 1983, The Scholarship Fund has provided nearly $65 million in partial tuition scholarships to over 55,000 students. For more information about the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children visit www.sficnj.org or call 973-497-4279.