MFEE Annual Appeal Supports MPS

MFEE Annual Appeal Supports MPS
Posted on 01/10/2019
Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is in the midst of its “Publicly Proud” Annual Appeal to raise funds to support the Montclair Public Schools. The ambitious campaign seeks to recruit 500 donors who believe in the power of public schools to transform lives, our community, and our country.

Now, more than ever, a high-quality public education is not only critical for each student’s success, but it is also vital to maintaining a thriving local and national society.  Our schools nurture the next generation of doctors, voters, business owners, activists, creators, and political leaders. They produce compassionate and interesting neighbors.  And they do all of this during a time of increasing needs and decreasing state and federal funding.

MFEE produced a short video to highlight the unique gift that a Montclair education offers students.  All of the images included in the video were supported or shaped by donations to MFEE, and they represent the deep learning that happens in our schools.

“This is not a one-size-fits-all district,” says MFEE Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars, “Learning alongside someone who does not look like you, live next door, or whose family structure may be different than yours prepares you for a global world, but it also requires varied solutions.”

Ensuring that all students maximize their potential and leave our schools with the confidence to succeed in - and improve upon - a rapidly changing world requires robust resources. It is the mission of MFEE. Board President Rochelle Wilson states, “When it's all said and done, they are ALL our children, and they ALL need our support.”  

Funds raised by this appeal fuel everything from innovative teacher grants to large district-wide initiatives to community-wide conferences to empower students and families. On average, MFEE annually donates about $200 thousand dollars to our schools. We know that district resources, alone, cannot fund the extraordinary education that we all want for our kids. When you donate to MFEE, you’re investing in Montclair’s future.

Andrew Lacey, an MFEE Board Member, loves the campaign “Publicly Proud” because he believes “Great schools and great communities go together. Innovative, empowered teachers make great schools. MFEE helps propel our teachers forward!”

Be one of the 500 PUBLICLY PROUD supporters who invest in our kids, our schools, and our community by making a tax-deductible donation today at MFEE.org.  
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