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Ensign Fund

Welcome, Seabees!


The Ensign Fund is a 501C3 that encourages academic excellence for every child at Ensign through a wide range of additional programs that focus on student engagement and staff connection through National Junior Honor Society, AVID, arts, science, extra-curricular clubs, intramural sports, staff development, teacher grants, and student intervention, support and enrichment.

This webpage is operated and maintained by volunteers of the Ensign Fund. All information and postings associated with this page and any links are at the sole discretion of the Ensign Fund and not endorsed by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Annual Campaign

In order to continue the success of the Ensign Fund, we need your help! Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. 

Donors of $350 or higher will be invited to our Annual Donor Reception Party (usually in March).

To make your tax-deductible donation, you may:

1. Donate via PayPal and select Annual Campaign.

2. Download and print the Ensign Fund Pledge Form and mail in a check or drop it off in the front office.

Wish Night

Wish Night is an opportunity for you to help teachers by giving them funds to pay for an “above and beyond” experience in their classroom. We kick it off at Back to School Night with teachers displaying QR codes and a “wish list” of items that they would like to enhance their classroom experience by donating to their department.

If you missed the opportunity then you are able to still do so online through the end of October.  Wish Night donations can be made through PayPal.  Select “wish night” and be sure to add under the +plus sign donor recognition/wish night/notes to indicate teacher/department.  There is another opportunity to donate to Wish Night at Mix + Mingle. 

Mix + Mingle

It’s a great opportunity to meet more parents, teachers, staff, win great items and have fun...all while supporting Ensign! Mix and Mingle Donation Letter and Form

Saturday, October 19, 2024
6-10 PM
Harborside Pavilion
400 Main Street, Newport Beach

Ticket Options



2022-2023 Fund-A-Need "Zen Den" was a huge success!  Thanks to all who participated and helped make it a great success!


2024-2025 Ensign Fund Meeting and Event Dates

Everyone is welcome!

Day: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place:  Ensign Library

  • September 3, 2024
  • October 1, 2024
  • December 3, 2024
  • February 4, 2025
  • March 4, 2025
  • April 1, 2025


  • Annual Campaign
  • Mix + Mingle (October)
  • Wish Night (Sept. - Oct.)

Officers and Executive Committee

President: Dena Baron

Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Allison Pence

Treasurer: Becky Bethell

Principal: Samantha Payne

Board Members

  • McKenna Aston
  • Travis Ault (Navigators)
  • Tracie Bablot
  • Diana Baker
  • Staci Barrett
  • Michelle Barto
  • Annie Bellitti
  • Andi Bokosky
  • Christa Borggreve
  • Lisa Brennan
  • Ann Carson
  • Tanya Chappell-Smith (PTA)
  • Ashley Clark
  • Nancy Clemo
  • Jenna Collins
  • Sarah Daniel
  • Heather Deyden
  • Julie Haag
  • Courtney Hamilton
  • Tatum Harris
  • Eyvette Hibbard
  • Jenay Houck
  • Joanna Hutchinson
  • Kristina Jubinville
  • Kara Kipp
  • Danielle LaBonty
  • Nikki Martin
  • Melissa Meehan
  • Jen Messenger
  • Claire Namdar
  • Courtney Norton
  • Stacey Perraud
  • Jamie Polenzani
  • Leslie Russell
  • Allison Sanden
  • Anne Silsby
  • Diana Long - NHEF, Executive Director
  • Emily Evans - NHEF, Financial Director

Contact Us

Dena Baron
President, Ensign Fund