Photos often speak louder than words.
Browse our photo gallery for a peek into MFEE's work. You'll see Grants in Action, fun at our fundraising events, Toast to the Teachers memories, and so much more!
One of the best things about attending the National School Foundation Association Conference for education foundations is sharing great ideas! Meagan Hart Dorsey of the Dothan Education Foundation in Alabama shares how she helped her community's public schools from the sharing of ideas:
"Let me introduce everyone to the reason Dothan Education Foundation was able to pull off The AMAZING FundRACEr this past fall! Many of you have heard me talk about Masiel from the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) in Montclair, New Jersey many times! I met her two years ago at the National School Foundation Association Conference in Chicago and she told me about her organizations fantastic fundraiser and the rest is history!
We're so happy that MFEE was able to share our Amazing FundRACER idea to help a fellow foundation bring their community together and raise funds to support their public schools!
The MFEE Board (L-R: David Oscar, David Caldwell, Joyce Michaelson, Bridget Placek, Jessica Troupe, Sarah Hudson-Plush, Andrew Russell, LeAnne Korbel, Desiree Johnson, John Rogers, Emily Grand, Andrew Lacey, Rochelle Wilson, Kathy Walsh, Greg Foster, Jodi Horton, Kamillah Knight. Not Pictured: John Wodnick, Matt Russman, and Wil Hylton)
Congrats to Board of Education member Eve Robinson — seen here with our Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars — who received the Euphemia Lofton Haynes Education Award at the Montclair N.A.A.C.P Thurgood Marshall Awards Ceremony.
On October 28, 2018, MFEE, the Montclair Public Schools, and the Montclair Community Council for Young Children, hosted the You Got This! Mini-Conference for over 200 Montclair families! You Got This! provided caregivers with some tools — and inspiration! — for confidently parenting the whole child.
We're proud to announce that Maya Karuna Savoie, an MHS Senior and MFEE Junior Board Member, is celebrating the publication of her book, "The Lore of Ramridge," at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday, October 25th, at 7pm.
"The Lore of Ramridge" is a suspenseful, action-packed thriller about a curious boy who defies his parents, and ends up the hero of a spooky adventure in a corn maze. The Lore of Ramridge targets the middle grade to young adult reader, but is suitable for all ages.
Maya learned about philanthropy as an MFEE Junior Board member and wants to give back! For every book sold at Watchung Booksellers, Maya will donate $1 to MFEE!
We're so proud of you Maya!
Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Programs for Parents; Dr. Kendra Johnson, Superintendent of Montclair Public Schools, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars, Executive Director of Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE)
The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE), the Montclair Public Schools, and The Montclair Community Council for Young Children (MCCYC) are excited to launch “You Got This!”, an engaging mini-conference for Montclair families with young children on Sunday, October 28, from 1:30PM – 5:30PM at Nishuane Elementary School.