After reviewing numerous applications from teachers and other educators throughout Mansfield, MEF has chosen five recipients to receive grant money this year.
The MEF Grant Review Committee conducted a very rigorous evaluation process in May and June, notified the lucky teachers at the end of the school year and presented them with their official grant letter this past week.
The winners include: Tara Kanevski, Robinson for a Community Art Display; Christine Harrison, Mansfield High School for CPR Certification for Future Health Care; Jacqueline Prester, Mansfield High School for “What Does it Take to Run a Restaurant?”; Patty Coyne, Jordan Jackson for Mobi and CPS Pulse System and Scott Gagnon, Katie Fisher and Michelle Fitzgerald, Robinson for HoverCam T3 Document Cameras.
“We are so excited to present these teachers with the money needed to create excitement and innovation in their classrooms,” said Marybeth Cragan, MEF President. “It’s such a wonderful time of year for us – we look forward to seeing what amazing ideas the teachers present to us.”
Founded in 2010 by a group of concerned parents, Mansfield Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the academic lives of Mansfield’s children by financially enriching and supplementing the classroom curriculum.
MEF accomplishes this goal by providing monetary grants to Mansfield educators for innovation in education. Led by Mansfield residents, parents and local business professionals Marybeth Cragan, Nancy Breef-Pilz, Erika Reynolds, and Linda Fernando, MEF is the only non-profit foundation in town awarding direct grants and raising funds through corporate and private donations, fundraising events and Teacher, Student and Community Recognition programs.
For more information or if you are a local business that is interested in becoming a matching funds partner, please contact MEF via email at info@MansfieldEducationFoundation.org.