Crack the Code to Student Achievement
Theme of MSF Benefit
The Mamaroneck Schools Foundation’s (MSF) was established with the mission of enhancing the quality of public education in the school district. Through funds raised from generous community members, MSF is able to distribute monetary support directly back into schools through grants awarded to teachers, administrators, and students. Since its founding 26 years ago, MSF has granted more than 500 grants totaling more than $5M dollars.
If you walk through any of the 6 schools in the Mamaroneck School District, you will see the impact of MSF all around. Check out MSF’s website (www.mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org) for a complete list of past grants and you see innovation, meaningful programs, professional development for the administration and staff, as well as special school facilities and equipment. MSF has also established the longstanding and well-loved tradition of the Junior Triathlon. Held every fall for the last 16 years, school-aged kids run, bike, and swim to support the organization. This past September, 330 racers participated in the event supported by 120 adult volunteers – a true community effort and enthusiastic success!
MSF has also been called upon to provide assistance to the district in the form of special grants. During the pandemic, two critical grants helped mediate the effects of disrupted learning caused by widespread stay-at-home protocols. The first grant funded comprehensive teacher technology kits, consisting of a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet, a secondary touchscreen display, document camera, headset, and stylus. The grant, together with District funding, provided all 479 K-12 teachers with these technology kits that were easily transported and used by teachers both at school and remotely. The second grant funded tele-assessment tools that facilitated the testing and evaluation of students with disabilities during the period of school closure and remote learning so that academic areas in need of support could be identified efficiently and addressed.
On April 22, the organization will hold its Annual Spring Benefit at the Larchmont Shore Club. This year’s theme, “Crack-the-Code to Student Achievement” highlights MSF’s history of supporting STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) initiatives in the District. Consider joining fellow community members, administrators, and students in this festive evening and learn more about its recent STEM grants including funding the equipment for the recently opened Elementary STEM Learning Hubs as well as for the Mamaroneck High School CoLab to be unveiled later this Spring. The event will feature music, food, cocktails, live and silent auctions. Go to www.mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org to learn more, make a donation, or purchase sponsorships, tickets, or raffles.