MBEF’s Annual Appeal – $4.8M and Counting!

On behalf of all the students who will benefit from your generosity, we’d like to take a moment to thank you so much for your support of MBEF’s 2015/16 Annual Appeal. Each year, we look to you to help raise the funds that will take the education in our district to the next level. We are truly grateful for our community’s commitment to the education of our children, and for recognizing the need to provide more for our students than the California budget can support. The 2015/16 Annual Appeal raised nearly $4.8 million, and will provide for the extras that make a good education GREAT. Every child benefits from the grants funded by the Annual Appeal. Although we are under our goal of $5.1 million, we are confident that the support demonstrated by over 2,500 donors is appreciated by all MBUSD families.

Discussions over how the shortfall will affect grants for the next school year have already begun, in sync with the district budget process. Over the next few months, the MBEF Board and District Administrators will be meeting to finalize MBEF’s funding priorities for the 2016/17 school year.

Finally, we’d like to recognize and thank the MBEF School Site Reps for their tireless efforts over many months to help with our fundraising and outreach efforts at each campus. It truly takes a village, and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of you!

A complete list of all donors will be published this summer in the MBEF Annual Report & Honor Roll. If you haven’t yet given, it’s not too late! www.mbef.org/givetoday.

All donations made before July 1, 2016 will be included in the Annual Report and Honor Roll.

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About Manhattan Beach Education Foundation

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit established by parents and community leaders to support quality public education in Manhattan Beach. Since 1983, MBEF has granted much needed funds to supplement state funding and has helped MBUSD continually rank in the top three school districts in California. With more than 3,000 donors and annual grants exceeding $5 million, MBEF is one of the oldest and most successful foundations in the state.