mission is to provide the funds needed for new programs and educational
resources that complement existing curriculum goals and objectives.
The granted programs are designed to enhance the educational opportunities
for students in the Marlborough Public Schools. MEF relies on
the generous support of individuals, families, organizations,
and businesses in the greater Marlborough area to provide the
funding needed for these grants.
was begun in 1996 by a few parents in the City who had become
alarmed by cuts in the school budget that threatened the creativity
and potential quality of our children's educational experience.
After a year and a half of initial fundraising and negotiating
the State and Federal processes of setting up a private non-profit
foundation (with a good deal of initial support from Attorney
Arthur Bergeron, Hudson Savings Bank Foundation, and the four
Home and School Associations), MEF was finally ready to award
its first round of grants. We gave out $3,540 to fund four projects.
Since then we have funded over $172,000 to programs
serving every school in the district.
We are proud of our accomplishments, but are also especially proud
of the community involvement in our events and the support we
have gotten from both families and businesses alike. Please take
the time to see what we do and either join us in our attempts
to provide much needed resources to the schools, or help us out
with as generous a donation as you can. Our children thank you.
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Board of Directors
Our mailing address is:
Marlborough Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 5824
Marlborough, MA 01752
How do I get involved?
MEF is a worthwhile and rewarding experience. Your volunteer efforts
have direct impact in the Marlborough Public Schools. The MEF
board meets 5 tmes per year. There are also opportunities to volunteer
at the Roller Skating event, Thank-an-Educator program or help
soliciting corporate donations. Please feel free to contact any
board member for more information.
How can I donate?
There are several ways to donate.
A donation to the MEF will be directly distributed through the
annual grant cycle. We will list your business in our printed
material and our web site.
your business would like to contriibute annually and is interested
in a specific area related to your business such as science or
mathematics, MEF will set up an account such as In Perpetuity
Account in your business name.
The money that we give to our Citys teachers and administrators
for the programs that make our childrens school experience
even better comes from you! We raise money through direct solicitation
and through special events held a few times every year. These
include our twice yearly No School Roller Skating event
at Roller Kingdom in Hudson and our Holiday and Spring Thank-an-Educator
program that allows parents and students to make a donation
to MEF and honor a special teacher.
How do I apply for a grant?
Please see the web page on grants.
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