Established in 1982, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) seeks to enable the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to provide an exceptional education to students at Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Working with parents, local businesses, community members, and the District, we raise money to pay for high-quality teachers, a comprehensive educational program, and teaching innovation beyond what is possible with public dollars alone.
The Foundation is committed to conducting its fundraising in a manner that enhances a positive sense of community, fosters cooperation among all District organizations, and increases awareness of the need for private funds for public education. Our Annual Parent Campaign happens in the fall and supports the district with essential funding. There is also the MPAEF Endowment for Excellence in Teaching, a permanent self-sustaining fund managed by an investment committee of parent volunteers, which was founded in 2003. In addition we have programs for business and community giving.
Anyone can support our kids, educators, and schools by giving to the Foundation and also by getting involved. We thank all of the parents, family members, teachers, staff, businesses, and community members who have done so this year—and over the past three decades!
The MPAEF is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax I.D. number is 94-2871701. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.