The mission of the Community Events Committee (CEC) is to promote interaction between students, staff, administration, parents and the surrounding community with emphasis on community service and outreach. The Committee also connects parents and students with the BFA internal and external community through annual service projects.

Community Events Committee


The CEC is a small committee of officers who have a lot of fun strengthening the BFA community, building relationships, and bringing the 13 Virtues into action. The CEC welcomes ad-hoc help with events throughout the year. Please consider volunteering to fill these needs as they arise. This is a great way to get to know BFA families and fulfill your volunteer commitment without having to sit on a long-term committee.

CEC is always looking for good people to step into officer positions when they become available; the term for serving as an officer is 2 years. Look for more information about open positions in the newsletter or contact us to learn more.

The CEC programs truly demonstrate BFA’s 13 virtues in a tangible way. If you are interested in contributing to the CEC and its projects, email us here.


For a copy of the CEC Bylaws, click here.

    Becky Mayka



        Amy Marks

        Vice Chair

            Anneke Delpiccolo


                Marissa Patterson


                    Devon Preeo

                    Communications Officer

                        Mindy Pooler


                        Mindy has been volunteering at Ben Franklin since 2012 when her oldest son was in kindergarten. She has served as an Officer of the CEC for the past three years and enjoys supporting the many community-building events that are integral to life at Ben Franklin Academy. Prior to this, Mindy was on the PTO for seven years serving four years on the PTO Board as Social Chair (2 years) and Co-Secretary (2 years). Mindy has two boys; one in middle school at BFA and one who is a sophomore in high school. She works as a Senior Business Analyst for an internet company. Mindy moved to Highlands Ranch from the east coast 11 years ago and enjoys life in Colorado. She loves playing golf, skiing, spending time with family and friends and supporting her children’s passion for water polo.

                            Nikki Busto


                              2022-23 Agendas

                              2022-23 Minutes

                              Click here to see the minutes.

                              The CEC Organizes the Following Events

                              • Back School Picnic
                              • Boohoo/Yahoo
                              • Veterans Day celebration
                              • Mothers Event
                              • Mothers Event
                              • Fathers Event
                              • Grandparents Event
                              • And, more!