F. A. Q. s
Q. What is the Mason Public Schools Foundation?
A. The Mason Public Schools Foundation (MPSF) is a nonprofit fundraising organization that was established in 1984 by several dedicated community members sharing a common cause: expanding and enhancing the educational experiences of Mason Public Schools students.
Q. Is MPSF part of the school district?
A. No. MPSF is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The cornerstone of MPSF is a board of directors. This group consists of volunteer members from the community, the Mason Public Schools superintendent of schools and a board of education member. To maximize contributions and the overall benefit to our youths, MPSF works in close cooperation with the Mason Public School District to ensure funding is allocated in the most meaningful and appropriate ways.
Q. What initiatives does MPSF support?
A. MPSF has provided funding for the Mason Technology Infusion Project (MTIP) with funding of $30,000 or more per year for several years. This project, which touches every student in our elementary schools, middle school and high school, has paid for the purchase and installation of ceiling-mounted data projectors, interactive whiteboards and digital document cameras for all grade levels, as well as an exciting new video production studio at the high school. Additionally, iPads were purchased for several middle school math classrooms.
Q. How does MPSF raise money?
A. MPSF raises funds for Mason Public Schools in a variety of ways, including two annual signature events: Red Carpet Gala Dinner and Auction (first Saturday in February) and the Mason 5K Run/Walk (first Friday in May). The most important single contributor of all, however, is you. In fact, much of the money raised comes from generous donations made by parents, grandparents and friends of our community.