Foundation Infograph

Foundation Members

Katie Morrison


Sarah Keller

Vice President

Laura Gleissner


Michele Beal


Kari Dalpiaz


Audrey Kamm


Kari Ray


Erika Wilkerson


Bill Blundell


Sarah Johnson


Nik Adams

BOE Member

Dr. Ben Lee

MGS Superintendent

Metamora Grade School

Foundation for Educational Excellence

Mission Statement

The mission of the Foundation for Educational Excellence is to generate financial resources for the purpose of providing Metamora Grade School with programs and other projects designed to enhance and expand the quality of education and learning opportunities available to students.

The Foundation was formed in 1991 to assist the school district with purchases after funding shortages were identified.  All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible and always used to promote educational excellence.

Each year the Foundation hosts one large fundraiser with the gracious help of local business sponsors and the support of parents and community members.  The proceeds from this event are then distributed to the classrooms of MGS as teachers submit grant requests each fall for educational extras as approved by the Foundation Board.

Recently, the Foundation has shifted from a Spring Carnival to an adult only event including Glo-Bingo and Dueling Pianos.  In the last four years, this event has raised more than $175,000 to provide mini-grants to teachers for innovative teaching materials for the classroom!  Some of the purchases include the following:

  • Chrome Books

  • Web Cams

  • Subscription and Licensing for Educational Software

  • Science Labs

  • Math Labs

  • Fine Arts material

  • Playground Equipment

Interested in joining us?

Trustees meet monthly during the school year and are responsible for planning and executing one large fundraiser in the spring. Contact Katie Morrison at with any questions.

Ways To Give

This past year, we raised over $87K and profited $71K with our Dueling Pianos event! We have continued to provide funding for teacher grants, made a large donation to the playground renovation Phase 1, and are currently working on starting an Innovation Lab!

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