Superintendent’s Corner

Exciting changes are coming to the Hudson City Schools Foundation as it prepares to relaunch its commitment to serving the needs of the students and staff of the Hudson City School District. Recently, the HCSF hired Laura Gasbarro to be its executive director through next March. Two new board members, Mary Beth Miller and Mark Dzurec, joined the foundation this past school year. A new website and upcoming events are in the works, as well.

The HCSF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 to enhance academics, the arts and athletics for Hudson City Schools. The foundation was instrumental in securing private funding for the $5.6 million Memorial Stadium in 2012 and Malson Athletic Center. It also holds the annual Alumni Hall of Fame event each fall.  The foundation rotates between celebrating the Distinguished Hall of Fame inductees and the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame weekend is September 21-23, 2023, and will honor athletic accomplishments.  

The foundation is one of the district’s primary partners for donors seeking to directly impact the school district. There is a process in place when a proposed project is brought forward. First, Director of Operations Tom Barone and myself determine if a project is viable. This includes assessing how many students will be affected and if the project will positively impact the student experience. We also discuss how a potential project would fit into the overall facility plan for Hudson City Schools.  

If we believe the project is beneficial, the cost analysis process would begin and include District Treasurer Phillip Butto and the board of education. If deemed feasible, the district could identify funding partners and include the Hudson City Schools Foundation. A project plan and timeline for the project would then be developed. 

The vision of the HSCF is to continue supplemental funding to the Hudson City School District by creating valuable connections between the district, its families, alumni and the community. We are immensely appreciative for all they do to assist the district. If you would like to get involved with the HSCF, or are considering a donation, please contact Gasbarro at Thank you for your consideration and for your continued support of Hudson City Schools! ∞