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A Message from the MBEF Executive Director

Dear Friends, I’m writing to let you know that at the end of this school year, I will conclude my service as executive director of MBEF and the Endowment. In June 2018, I will complete my fourth year at MBEF, and the Parcel Tax initiative will have reached its conclusion. This will create a perfect… Read more »

$20 Million by 2020 Campaign

MBEF recently kicked off a campaign to grow its Endowment to $20 million by the year 2020. Much of the success of our schools depends on the tremendous support from our community. Each year MBEF grants over $6M for educational programs throughout our District, most of which comes from annual donations from parents. When we… Read more »

Social Inclusion in MBUSD

By Kathleen Gibbons Last October, MBUSD students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents submitted grant proposals addressing race and other topics related to developing an inclusive community. The goal was to inspire change and nurture a productive and honest dialogue in our schools.  “We hoped to broaden the conversation about diversity and empower people in our… Read more »

The MBEF Endowment – $20 Million by 2020

Thirty-one years ago, a few forward-thinking members of our community came together to create the MBEF Endowment. Their mission was to build a permanent, sustainable and consistent source of funding for Manhattan Beach public schools. Modeled after the endowment of colleges and universities across the country, the Endowment, disburses a portion of the returns generated… Read more »

MBEF in MBUSD: Our Family’s Experience

By Kathleen Gibbons, MBUSD parent It’s hard for us to believe, but our family is nearing the end of our time in the Manhattan Beach School District.  Our oldest son graduated from Mira Costa last June and attends Tulane University in New Orleans, while our youngest son finishes his Junior year at Costa.  With our older… Read more »

Lighting the Spark – Teen Innovation at the South Bay Hackathon

In its second year of funding, MBEF’s Teachers Driving Innovation (TDI) grant program continues to support our teachers to introduce innovative ideas in the classroom and beyond. Intended to enhance student learning by providing MBUSD educators the opportunity to exercise their passion for teaching and innovation, the TDI program connects the wealth of knowledge, expertise… Read more »

Student Perspective – Community Service

Do you often have the urge to do something nice but don’t know where to start? Community service is a great habit for students to get into that can impact your life and happiness. Some people might argue that students are too busy to worry about helping others. But I argue that participating in community… Read more »