About The Spaulding Educational Fund
To provide an enriched public school experience for the students of the Manchester Essex Regional School District (MERSD). To identify and utilize support from our community including the parents, residents and businesses, to fund programs and initiatives designed to enhance the school’s curriculum beyond the scope of tax-supported budgets and help our youth reach their greatest potential.
The Spaulding Education Fund (formally known as “The Spaulding Trust”) was created in memory of Josiah A. Spaulding, a resident of Manchester for over 25 years and a prominent political and business leader in the state. “Si”, as he was known to most of his friends, was an honor graduate of Yale, received his law degree from Columbia Law School and was a decorated combat flyer in World War II. He was founder and President of the Massachusetts Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and contributed extensive time to many educational, health and civic causes. Si Spaulding died unexpectedly at age 60 in 1983.
Trustees and Steering CommitteeHenri Bichet