Leelanau Montessori Forever Foundation was created to deepen the Roots of the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy. Our mission, as a Foundation, is to grow funds that will help maintain a sustainable future for the school community by continuing to provide an authentic Montessori education for all families in the Leelanau and Grand Traverse area.
LMFF continues this mission by finding unique and fun ways to raise money. For the last 5 years we have hosted a 5K and Fun Run for the community at large. It has been very successful financially and also making us visible as a school to our community. We host an Evening of Art event yearly that showcases student’s art, and local community art is also available for auction as well as other local experiences. We have some smaller product sales during the year. Wreaths, pies, farmraiser, popcorn sales, Halloween parties and dinners to go are among the fundraising events we have done to help support our mission.
We are committed to the growth and development of Leelanau Montessori. We have wonderful community support. We couldn’t do what we do without that support!
We work hard to keep fresh ideas flowing to help us raise the funds we need to support the school. We are always looking for creative and motivated team members. Anyone interested in joining our team can contact LMFF President, Danu Geraci.
Forever Foundation Board
Danu Geraci - President
Danu Geraci is a Mom, an RYT-200 Yoga Teacher, a La Leche League Leader, foster dog mom for AC Paw and volunteer at Leelanau Montessori. All three of her children attend or are alumni of Leelanau Montessori. Danu spent the first 5 years of her life in Leelanau County and then spent many summers here until relocating back to Leelanau County with her husband in 2002, where they live with their kids, dogs and a cat.
Sarah Bordeaux -Vice President
Sarah is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. She made the move to Leelanau County in 1996 to pursue an education in nursing. She attended Northwestern Michigan College School of Nursing. She has worked at Tendercare of Leelanau as a CNA and as an activities team member. She now is a full-time homemaker and extremely active with The March of Dimes organization, representing the Traverse area as The Ambassador Family of 2011.
Sarah resides in Lake Leelanau with her husband Joshua and their three children. They co-own the VI Grill in Suttons Bay, MI.
Natasha Martinson - Secretary
Natasha Martinson is an Army Veteran, a Mother, and a community business owner. Natasha stays busy with farm, work, and family activities. Her three youngest attend Leelanau Montessori. She enjoys supporting the school through the Leelanau Montessori Forever Foundation.
Rebekah Hall - Treasurer
Rebekah was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area. She has since lived in numerous locations, including VA, CT, NY and Naples, Italy, and has visited numerous European countries following her husband Kevin through his military career for the past 16 years. Rebekah now lives in Leelanau County, with Kevin and their 4 Children Caleb, Analynn, Gabriella and Natalie. Her 2 youngest children are currently enrolled at Leelanau Montessori. Rebekah is a full time homemaker. She enjoys gardening, cooking, knitting, sewing, reading and traveling. She has thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at the Leelanau Montessori School, and is grateful for the opportunity serve with the Leelanau Montessori Forever Foundation.