Participating Schools


The HGHS CSF Student Advisory Council (SAC)  includes a dedicated leadership team that oversees all CSF SAC activities and meets regularly with the six other CSF SAC Officers and Executive Trainees (see below), and CSF Board SAC Committee Co-Chairs.  The leadership team plans and runs the meetings and reviews all core deliverables, providing feedback to CSF SAC members.  The leaders of the SAC are:

Co-Presidents: Molly Glinert, Michelle Tong, Hannah Fenlon

These elected officers oversee all CSF SAC activities, run the meetings, and review deliverables, providing feedback to CSF SAC members.  The Co-Presidents are the primary liaison with HGHS administration and CSF Board SAC Committee co-chairs and Committee members.  Co-Presidents are elected by the CSF SAC student members and choose the remaining leadership positions based on a review of student applications.  

Chief Data Analytics Officer: Molly Glinert

This person oversees all data analysis work, including setting the direction for the data collection methodology, supervising data analysis and reviewing data quality before it is presented.  

Director of Quality Control: Allen Wu

This person creates project and deliverable templates, reviews deliverables for consistency of findings and appearance, records meeting minutes and catches up people who missed meetings.

Chief Communications Officer: Krishna Patel

This person heads recruiting and marketing, organizes future outreach efforts of outreach, and establishes and supports the Seven Bridges and Bell Middle School CSF SACs.

Chief Operations Officer:  Laura Ullman

This person coordinates and secures the meeting schedule and place, creates and oversees grant interview and analysis timeline, gets food and beverage for the meetings, and ensures people stay on task.

Chief Human Resources Officer: Jessica Falbaum

This person takes attendance and assigns students to grants, tracks collection of key forms, and advises on personnel issues.

Executive Trainees: Sophia Rutman, Georgie Goldstein

These people support the officer positions and gain the knowledge and skills to support transition of the leadership roles as leadership team members graduate.

Website Manager: Matt Friedman

This person designs, edits and manages the CSF Website, keeping pages up to date with annual grant listings, grant analysis information, fundraising events,  and media, as well as contributes to the curation of content for webpages.



The Seven Bridges CSF SAC, which consists of elected student government members and students who responded to a school-wide invitation, worked with teacher advisors Max Tortorello-Allen and Elliot Semel to brainstorm grant ideas, review and summarize grant applications, and interview CSF Seven Bridges grant recipients.



The Bell Student Leadership Council, which consists of elected student government representatives, brainstormed and worked with teacher advisors Justin Olive and Meredith Green to submit two student-written grants to CSF.



Third grade teachers Mara Cohen and Warren Whitney created a Grant SharkTank process, which they incorporated into their “Changing the World” persuasive writing unit. All students in their classes brainstormed grant ideas, developed slides, and presented their grant ideas to 3rd grade classes, school administrators and CSF Board Members for a “best idea” vote.