Fundraising Highlights

The fundraising efforts in the school year 2016-2017 exceeded the goal of $89,200 by raising nearly $122,000.

2016-2017 Financial Summary

The fundraising efforts in the school year 2016-2017 exceeded the goal of $89,200 by raising nearly $122,000.

  • Nearly $61,000 in family and staff donations through the fall Patron Program, with 61% student participation. With donor employee matching, $68,000 was raised in all. Nearly 410 families became Friends of the Foundation! Note: total is gross fundraising amount.
  • Ticket sales through the spring Mustang Raffle raised nearly $43,000, with 51% student participation. Note: total is gross fundraising amount.
  • Grade level art show sales, biscuit mornings, and marquee birthday messages brought in nearly $11,000. Note: total is net fundraising amount.

Allocation of Funds

The following items were funded by the Foundation and impacted every student.

  • Science Lab - competitive teacher salaries, 100% of lab supplies and equipment including two iPads, egg incubator, and digital microscope.
  • The Leader in Me (LIM) - phase 2 of the Franklin Covey contract, entire Murdock staff training, 100% of LIM supplies, and more.
  • Technology - teacher selected software and apps for every grade level.
  • Staff Collaboration Time - one day for every teacher at every grade level.
  • Lassiter Performances and Art Shows - costs associated with utilizing the Lassiter Concert Hall.
  • Campus Improvements - instructional classroom construction in the Media Lab, new outdoor track, minor sod repairs, irrigation system repairs, 5 basketball hoops, and basketballs for every classroom.
For additional information, contact the MESF Treasurer.