The Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation established in 2010 to honor the memory of Kim Nelson, a beloved member of the Class of 2010 at Bridgewater-Raritan HighSchool in Bridgewater, NJ. who passed away in September 2009. Nothing gave Kim greater enjoyment than performimg on stage, whether in Chamber Choir, musical theater or in her church.

In celebration of that joy and in recognition of Kim's academic accomplishments the mission of the Foundation is to provide an annual scholarship to a Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior who has been active in choir and musical theater as well as having demonstrated a committment to academic excellence and community service. The Foundation also supports, through grants, those educational initiatives which promote and encourage participation in vocal performance and musical theater.

The Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation believes that a well rounded education should include offerings in music and theater. Without the opportunity to participate in these programs, young men and women are deprived of unique opportunities to develop their creativity, learn self-discipline and team work and to increase their sense of self-worth.

This need grows every day, as more and more music programs are being reduced or eliminated by school systems that struggle to allocate available funds to required curriculum, extra curricular and elective programs. By it's example the Foundation hopes to show the way for generous and growing support for music and theater arts education.

Board of Trustees

  • Timothy C. Feustel, Ph.D.
  • Sharon K. Lawton
  • John Wilson
  • Reg Coulter
  • Michele MacMath
Trustee Emeritus
  • Patrick J. Carroll
Trustee in Memorium
  • Scott P. Nelson
Student Liaisons
  • Megan Carroll (2010 - 2011)
  • Gillian Erlenborn (2011 - 2014)
Friends of the Foundation
  • Joan Aniano
  • Michelle Bartolett
  • Jaime Bartolett
  • Nathan Brewer
  • Megan Carroll
  • Jenna Charles
  • Vicki Charles
  • Jenna Charles
  • Marie DelCiello
  • Amy Dilts
  • Judy DiPaolo
  • Kim Dixon
  • Shona Erlenborn
  • Dale Fernandes
  • David Fernandes
  • Mike Fernandes
  • Kristin Ferris
  • Eileen Higgins
  • Mary Jackson
  • Aimee Lam
  • Allie Lam
  • Christine Lawton
  • Danielle MacMath
  • Jon McBurney
  • Susan Meringolo
  • Nancy Nelson
  • Sue O'Connor
  • Linda Palombi
  • Alec Richards
  • Torii Richards
  • Aita Salasoo
  • Zach Sitrin
  • Vered Weinglass
  • Sapier Weinglass
  • Kara Wilson
  • Betsy Wullert
  • Sunita Yeleswarapu
  • Kathi Zucchero
  • Maria Zucchero
  • Noël Zucchero
Want to become a Friend of the Foundation?

Throughout the school year the Foundation sponsors or participates in a variety of projects and initiatives that require your help.

If you are a parent, student or alumni, or if you just think that the work we do is worthwhile, we would like to hear from you.

As a Friend of the Foundation your name is added to our mailing list so that when volunteer opportunities arise you'll be the first to know.

It costs nothing and there is no obligation on your part so you can participate as much or as little as your personal schedule permits. Add your name to our growing by using the link below.

Thank you,

The Board of Trustees