Marshfield Education Foundation (MEF) provides critical seed funding for grants submitted by Marshfield Public School teachers for innovative programs that motivate and excite their students and achieve excellence in teaching and learning. Since 2010, we have impacted over 4,250 MPSD students annually by awarding 140 grants totaling over $778,000. Our goal is to award grants to programs outside of the current school budget that will grow to become regularly funded programs by MPSD. MEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that fundraises through corporate and individual donations and from annually-held community events such as the Marshfield St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Circus Smirkus.
Who makes up the MEF?
Our 11-member Board of Directors (eight full members and two non-voting members) meets several times per year to manage and direct all MEF activities. Board members serve three-year terms, with “staggered” elections to ensure continuity and “institutional memory.” We also have a eight officers and committee members who are elected to two-year terms, and who handle the day-to-day operations of the MEF. The directors and officers are all members of the Marshfield community, and many are parents or grandparents. Our supporters and contributors include a broad cross-section of the community as well as local businesses and the greater Boston business community.
Board of Directors
John Giberti: President
Elizabeth Burns: Vice President
Mary Ann Patch Faith: Treasurer
Heather Tucker: Secretary
Marie Kurmin: Grant Committee Chair
Marty Buss Smith: Communications Chair
Sandra Baldner Maas
Brigid Boyd (non-voting member)
Jeff Granatino (non-voting member)
At Large Members