The Moorestown Friends Development Office is always bustling with diverse activity, from fundraising to hosting events to coordinating meaningful school traditions like Grandparents’ Day. Roberta Fenska joins the Development staff as the Administrative Assistant to Director of Development Steve Zakroff, primed for the multitasking position with her expansive experience in a number of disciplines.
Roberta received a B.A. in communication arts from Villanova University, then began her career in Washington, D.C. as an information specialist at FleishmanHillard, an international public relations and marketing firm. She next served as the Director of Marketing at the Philadelphia-based law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. Since 2002, Roberta engaged her entrepreneurial talents and has been working as a travel specialist for her family-owned business, Blue Horizon Vacations, where she has customized travel itineraries for non-profit organizations, affinity groups, and individual clients. Outside of the office, Roberta also pursued her passion for cooking and studied Natural Cooking at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia.
“The Development department is a dynamic and creative environment, and I look forward to being part of a collaborative team where I can utilize my background and experience to support the department’s efforts,” said Roberta. “I am particularly excited to learn more about the rich and fascinating history and traditions of MFS and how it has shaped the diverse and wonderful community that it is today.”
Roberta is a parent of two students at MFS, Evan ’19 and Allison ’21, and has been active as a parent volunteer for the school over the last several years, but now, as a staff member, she is thrilled to continue to build her relationships with fellow parents, students, faculty, and administration and develop new connections too.
As a parent, Roberta shared how special the Moorestown Friends community has been for her and her family.
“My husband, Ron, and I have always placed a high value on our children’s education and feel strongly that their school environment should be one that equally fosters academic growth and achievement, as well as their development as spiritual, ethical, and compassionate human beings,” said Roberta. “MFS truly embodies that philosophy and it has been a joy to see our children explore new interests and ideas, express themselves openly and freely, and develop an appreciation and respect for their peers and members of the community.”