Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners

MUEF would like to recognize our Community Partner businesses and Corporate Sponsors. Please thank these businesses for their support of our schools and our community:

Community Partners 2013

Hair Affair – Donating half of 2013 new client proceeds to MUEF

Town Crier – Designing advertising to recognize MUEF community partners and corporate sponsors

If you’d like to become a MUEF community partner, please contact kspangenberg@muedfoundation.org or dyurach@muedfoundation.org.

Corporate/Nonprofit Sponsors 2013

Upton Men’s Club- Silver Sponsor
Phipp’s Insurance- Bronze Sponsor
A Little Common Sense- Friend

If you represent a business wishing to support MUEF by participating in this program please fill out and return this form or contact a member of the board.

Community Appeal Update

The MUEF Community Appeal, launched back in the fall, has raised $11,729 to date. Thank you to all those who have contributed to this campaign. If you haven’t yet donated, please consider making a contribution to support innovation and excellence in our schools.

MUEF is pleased to announce a second phase of this campaign, Community Partners.  Community Partners is an effort to partner with local businesses in order to encourage local business, and in turn, support MUEF and our schools.  Please see the MUEF Community Spotlight to learn about our first community partner, Hair Affair.

MUEF Community Partner Spotlight: Hair Affair

Why contribute to MUEF?
A contribution to MUEF is an investment in the future of education in our district. While a portion of the money raised will be spent to support the five key areas in each of our schools (outlined in the article below), the main focus is now to identify and pursue major grants that would allow for large scale funding to provide new opportunities, and make a much wider impact on the district to benefit all students. These larger sources of funding, while requiring an initial investment, will push our district forward in an effort to make it one of the very best school districts in the nation.

2012 Mendon-Upton Education Foundation Community Appeal

MUEF is pleased to announce the 2012 Community Appeal campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 this fall, to support innovation and excellence in our schools. You can make a donation by clicking on the PayPal link to the right or by filling out a donor form and mailing a check.

MUEF has distributed over $147,000 in grants but we need your support so the Foundation can continue to support innovation and excellence in the Mendon Upton Regional School District (MURSD).  Thus, we are proud to announce the 2012 MUEF Community Appeal.

A Letter from Joseph P. Maruszczak, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

2012 Appeal Brochure PDF

How will donations be used?

Specifically in one of five key areas aligned with the MURSD Strategic Plan:

  1. STEM Education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics): This is the area where the greatest number of future jobs/careers will exist for our students.  We will be giving students new hands-on activities across the K-12 curriculum and practical opportunities such as internships and job-shadowing where they may apply new skills.
  2. Technology in the Classroom:  Emergent technologies such as interactive whiteboards at the elementary level and tablet devices at the secondary level have improved how students may process, apply, and create new content.  We will be incorporating more technology into instruction to better prepare our students for college and beyond.
  3. World Languages/Cultural Proficiency: Our district has a proud 14-year history with the Spanish immersion Program.  While this program should be strengthened, all students should have the opportunity to access a world language program at every level (elementary, middle, and high).
  4. Fine and Performing Arts: The MURSD has strong programming in the visual and performing arts.  MUEF will enhance these offerings through providing enrichment opportunities (e.g., artists in residence, master clinics for music ensembles, etc.) for our students.
  5. Positive Choices/Pro-social Behaviors: MUEF has financed the implementation of the Rachel’s Challenge Program over the past four years and will continue to support programming that supports building positive, healthy school cultures.

MUEF Awards $40,000 for iPad Initiative – Thank you!

MUEF awarded a total of $40,000 for the iPad Initiative Pilot grant submitted by Dr. Joseph Maruszczak, Superintendent of Schools last spring.  The bulk of this money was raised in November 2011 through our Rock ‘n Roll for Education event as well as our Social Media Fund Drive.  Through this grant, MUEF purchased iPads for a team of students and their teachers at Miscoe Hill Middle School, who then integrated the iPads into their curriculum and instruction.  The hope is that over time, the district will expand access to iPads to every student in the district. This was a bold initial effort to encourage the Mendon-Upton Regional School District to become a competitive, forward-thinking district and to ensure that our students are adequately prepared for the 21st century global economy that awaits them.