Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee sets policies and guidelines for fundraising, identifies potential donors, and meets with individuals and businesses to create more fundraising opportunities.

Committee Members

  1. Margaret “Peg” Romano
  2. Ben Robinson
  3. Christopher Wells, President

Margaret “Peg” Romano

Peg graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in education and taught in Fitchburg, Westminster, and Ashburnham. She retired from the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District after thirty six years in education. Peg and her husband, Peter, have lived in Westminster for over forty years. Their three children graduated from Oakmont and currently three of their five grandchildren are attending schools in this district. Peg enjoys working with the Education Foundation helping to enrich the educational opportunities for the students of the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District.

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Ben Robinson

Ben and his wife, Kristen, moved to Westminster in 2006, drawn by its strong sense of community and excellent schools. Their children, Carter and Lucy, are just beginning their journey through the Westminster schools. Ben and Kristen believe active parental participation enriches the educational experience for all students. Ben is a founding partner at Driven Insights, which provides outsourced bookkeeping and controller services to small businesses using a remote, cloud-based delivery model. He received a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Master of Engineering Management from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Ben coaches youth sports and spends as much time as possible enjoying the region’s great outdoor activities. He was a Division I NCAA All American in alpine skiing and it’s a rare winter weekend when he and Kristen aren’t chasing their kids around the slopes.

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Christopher Wells, President

Christopher is a graduate of Oakmont Regional High School and a lifelong resident of Ashburnham. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Ashburnham Area Basketball League, Oakmont Youth Basketball League, Oakmont Outstanding Alumni Selection Committee and the Board of Incorporators for the Worcester Housing Alliance. He has been active in fundraising for the Massachusetts Special Olympics, local sports programs, North Central MA Community Foundation, the Jimmy Fund and many other organizations.

Christopher has three children, all educated in the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School district.

Christopher is the Executive Vice President at DS Graphics Inc. in Lowell, MA. Prior to DS Graphics, he was the President & CEO of LVI in Worcester, MA (acquired by DS Graphics in 2009) and a co-founder of HubCast, Inc. in Wakefield, MA (acquired by Mimeo in 2016). In January, 2016 he was awarded United States Patent # 9,229,662 for “Method and apparatus for printing in a distributed communications network”. In 2000, he was named to the inaugural class of the Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award, honoring the top 40 people under 40 years of age in the community. He was named one of the “Top 10 CEO’s to Watch” in 2002 by the Worcester Business Journal, and in 2004 he was named one of the top 20 visionaries in the marketing communications industry by Printing Impressions Magazine.

Christopher is a graduate of Tufts University with a dual degree in Economics and Spanish. He is proud to be a product of the Ashburnham-Westminster community and is committed to helping the youth of our community achieve their goals.

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