The 2014-2015 Patron Program kicks off this month!
Make your annual donation early via our online donation form
Why should I invest in the MESF Patron Program?
MESF was created to educate, equip and excel Murdock students.
Educate – MESF provides funding for the science program and in classroom technology enhancements that are keysupplements to the education our students receive.
Equip – According to the NSTA, science activities in the early grades lay the groundwork for student understanding in the subject. MESF funds 100% of the hands-on science lab at Murdock, including teacher salary and equipment.
Excel – Research shows that students who utilize technology in the classroom exhibit superior organizational and problem-solving skills as compared to those in more traditional settings. MESF’s support, of technology tools and training in the classroom, is vital to our students excelling in the classroomand into the future.
How much should I give? MESF recommends a donation of $125 per family; however every donation will have a powerful impact on Murdock students, so please give at a level that is meaningful to you. Our ultimate goal is for every Murdock Family to make an investment in our students. As an added bonus, everyone whodonates will receive: a MESF magnet and qualify for the classroom competition; gifts of $125 or more will qualify for inclusion in a drawing for a premium Murdock parking space for the 2014-2015 school year!
Is my donation tax deductible? YES! As a 501(c) (3) organization your gift is tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued either at the time of your donation or be sent to you at the end of the calendar year.
Can my employer match my donation? ABSOLUTELY! Your gift can have an even greater impact on your children through a matching program. Check with your human resources department for your employers matching gift procedures. Questions? Follow the “Double your Donation” link for additional information on Corporate Matching Gifts or Contact Miranda Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where does the money go? Your donation to the 2014-2015Patron Program will support:
- 100% of the teacher salary for the Science Program
- 100% of the lab equipment and supplies
- Integrative technology resources such as I-pads, Apps,educational software and teacher training to empower Murdock to build and sustain 21st Century Classrooms
Are there other ways to get involved with MESF? YES! We welcome new volunteers to the Foundation and can definitely use you. Please talk to a Board member, fill out a volunteer form at Meet & Greet, or visit complete a volunteer sign-up form on the website. Thank you in advance for your service!