Friends of the HGM

Friends of the Highly Gifted Magnet

The Friends of the HGM, Inc. (FHGM) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation run by parent volunteers.  We exists to provide personal and financial support to the Highly Gifted Magnet.  In order to maintain the excellent programs, activities, and staff of the HGM, we encourage you to get involved by giving your time, effort and/or monetary contribution. 

Board meetings are monthly and all parents are welcome and encouraged to participate!  The agenda generally includes HGM staff updates, HGM event planning, discussion of requests from teachers/staff/student orgs, and fundraising.   We occasionally hold informational meetings for parents to cover specific topics. All Board meetings and FHGM events are included in the HGM calendar.

Elected Board Members for 2017-2018

  • Denise Schall, President [send email]
  • Rachel Barack Hewitt, Vice-President
  • Beth McGoldrick, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Clark, Secretary
  • Maribel Ulloa-Garcia
  • Charlene Mathers
  • Quynh Nguyen
  • Rita Rubinstein
  • Elizabeth Hatzer, 9th grade rep
  • Cheryl Holder, 9th grade rep

Committee Chairs & Projects

  • Advocacy... Maribel Ulloa-Garcia
  • Annual Giving... Rachel Barack Hewitt
  • Alumni Outreach... Rita Rubinstein
  • Communications... Quynh Nguyen
  • Picnic Chair ... Jennifer Clark
  • Roster...
  • Social Events... Alison Wallace
  • Tech Support... Erick Garcia
  • Webmaster... Andrew Hyman
  • Winter Potluck Chair... Charlene Mathers