,The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation (MTEF) was incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit organization committed to advancing educational excellence. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that operates independently, yet in conjunction with the Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD). The Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The MTEF benefits all six schools in the district consisting of Donges Bay Elementary, Oriole Lane Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Lake Shore Middle School, Steffen Middle School and Homestead High School.
The MTEF recognizes the challenging budget conditions within our school district and is committed to filling financial gaps to ensure continued educational excellence for ALL students. Financial support from community members like you is critical to the success of our students and schools.
Funds raised are distributed to the district to enhance curriculum, technology, and personnel development. The Foundation also distributes teaching awards annually, in recognition of staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership in the preparation of students for continued academic advancement.
Funds are raised primarily through the following initiatives:
Annual Giving Campaign
Trick-or-Trot 5K Run/Walk
Tartan Bash/Mardi Gras Bash
Off to the Races Infield Party
Givebacks and Friends of the Foundation events
Other events may be held throughout the year.
A Grants Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from the MTSD and the MTEF Board, work to review and prioritize grant requests in order to advise and make recommendations to the MTEF Board on the allocation of funds.
The Mission of the MTEF is to develop community-wide private financial support for the Mequon-Thiensville School District and, through grants, to help continued excellence in education.
The MTEF's vision is to be the leading organization for providing private financial support for the Mequon-Thiensville School District. MTEF works with other district and community organizations to ensure that funds are raised efficiently and effectively and are made available to the district in a manner that addresses the significant needs of the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
To achieve a distinct, beneficial and clearly understood role in the community.
To collaborate with school district personnel and other school support groups to identify ways to maintain the educational excellence our children deserve.
To seek and support creative ways to ensure the school district advances in technology, curriculum and personnel.
To expand our parent, staff and community donor base.
Thank you. Your donation helps students succeed. The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.