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 7,690 MPSD students annually by awarding 203 grants totaling over $1.1 million. 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 Board of Directors meets several times per year to manage and direct all MEF activities. Board members and officers generally serve two-year terms, with “staggered” elections to ensure continuity and “institutional memory.” Our officers and committee members 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
President: Steve Dion
Vice President: Heather Tucker
Treasurer: Mary Anne Patch Faith
Secretary: Katie O'Mara
Grant Committee Chair: Marie Kurmin
Marketing and Communications Chair: Megan Allinson-Kolb
Jeff Granatino (non-voting member)
At Large Members