With your help, we have raised nearly:
from 101 gifts!
This fund will provide immediate and enduring support for our MMSD schools, staff, scholars and their families, now and in the future. This includes support of MMSD identified needs during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency. The Foundation will track how these resources are used and report information to the community via our dedicated webpage, with a summary, below.
Because of YOU, our efforts to support our public schools responsively are WORKING! Here’s how:
April 2020: Reliable, Equitable WIFI Connections
As schools remain closed for the year, we join MMSD in the vision that every one of our 27,000 scholars has reliable, affordable access to the internet to facilitate distance learning. Each week we make progress and learn more about what is required to bridge these gaps. So far, MMSD has committed $450,000 out of its own resources to cover these unexpected expenses. Superintendent Jane Belmore has now asked us to partner with her to raise $100,000 for wifi help. These funds will allow MMSD to purchase Kajeet hotspots and to place long-range wifi antennae on five public school buildings throughout the district. So far, we have worked together to raise $45,601 toward that goal to help ensure full access. Thank you for your help with this!
March 2020: Team effort to deliver academic materials to 19,000 K-8 scholars
The pressing need in March was to get academic materials in the hands of students as schools closed after spring break. We partnered quickly with MMSD to raise $15,000 of the funds necessary to cover costs to produce, package and deliver enrichment materials to 19,000 K-8 scholars throughout the district.