2nd Annual MEF Gala Was a Smashing Success!
On March 2nd, a sold-out crowd of 400 guests, including parents and educators from all campuses, community leaders, and philanthropists, all dressed in their Roaring 20’s finest, gave generously to enrich the education of every Millbrae student -- and then danced the night away!
It was an incredible night of fun, friends, giving, and gratitude, made possible by support from our generous sponsors, volunteers, and guests!
Now, we can further enhance programs for all students!
Thanks to our community’s generous outpouring of support, our 2019 MEF Gala generated net proceeds of $196,000 that will go directly to enhancing student education in Millbrae!
Our $68,800 Fund-a-Future for Social-Emotional Learning will help fund the implementation of SEL programming for all Millbrae students. The further $127,200 will maintain and expand STEAM and other existing programs!
As of today, our donation to MESD for 2019-2020 is $520,000 - and growing!
This total brings us within reach of our $650K fundraising goal for the year, which we will try to meet through the upcoming MEF Family Sports FUNDay (formerly Walk-A-Thon)!
- Existing programs are now fully funded and being reviewed for enhancements (Annually, programs are reviewed by staff and revised to reflect current evidence-based educational practices).
- Every single additional dollar raised by June 30th means more, broader, deeper programming for every Millbrae student!
How will our dollars make a difference?
Continue to enhance and GROW our STEAM core programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts--including music and other fine and performing arts--and Math).
With further support (including via MEF's Family Sports FUNDay (formerly Walk-A-Thon)):
- MUSIC ALL YEAR at the elementary level through one additional full-time elementary music instructor position!
- Exploration of an Enrichment Block (Supports to Classroom Teachers) to provide strategic leveled instruction (intervention; at grade level; beyond grade level)
Establish comprehensive SEL/Student Wellness Programming:
- Comprehensive, Researched-Based SEL Curriculum and Instruction(District-Wide)
- Signature Classroom/District Practices
- SEL Support Roles to launch universal SEL programming for all students!
- Expand School Counselor Program
- Create SEL Support Aide Role
- These essential roles in Millbrae School District will
- Oversee and/or support SEL pilot, implementation, and evaluation
- Design and support classroom instruction
- Participate in some classroom lessons
- Facilitate and/or support implementation of school-wide practices, including:
- Playground social learning activities
- Communications workshops
- Diversity and inclusion programming
- Assist with targeted interventions (lunch bunches, social groups, and individualized supports to identified students)
- Provide coaching and consultation to classroom teachers as part of a professional development training series
- Collaborate with school site teacher leads and parent leads to develop professional and parent education programming
As funding allows, using inputs from recent staff and parent surveys, MSD and MEF will explore funding additional programming enhancements to enrich education for EVERY Millbrae student
On behalf of the MEF Board, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the core volunteers who made this incredible event possible!
In particular, THANK YOU to our tireless Gala Co-chairs, Andrea Lee, Natalie Yang, and Tiffany Tisen, who made our second annual Gala an even more incredible event than the first!
THANK YOU to all of the incredible Lead committee members:
Lily Deer (Auction Lead) and Bonnie Woo (Online Donation Lead), Nancy Jweinat and Molly Osgood (Decor Leads), Phuong Kwan (Balloon Arch Lead), Jamie Casile (Volunteer Lead), Jen Wei (Wine Donation Lead), Nicole Mauro and Karen Bettucchi (Program Leads), Greg Ma (Graphic Design Pro) and Barry Tsai, Lesley Tay-Chung, and David Hom (Super Tech Team)
Together, we are building a very bright future for students in Millbrae - and this team has helped to make it possible. THANK YOU!
Want to be part of the MEF team?
We welcome any and all volunteers who would like to get involved withMEF, whether you can offer two hours per year or two hours per week, whether you love event planning or education theory! Please reach our Director of Volunteerism, Jamie, by filling out our online form! We’ll be glad to welcome you to the team.
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Numis International, Inc.
Peninsula Health Care District
S.A.M. Singapore Math
Happy Hall Schools
Learning Links Preschool
Lice Clinics of America
Millbrae Leo Club
Millwood Inn and Suites
Rod and Carla Pasion
Rotary Club of Millbrae
Sammy Yim (State Farm Insurance)
South San Francisco Scavenger Company
Dr. Urmi Amin, DDS MS
Image Auto Body Inc.
Hawaiian Drive Inn
Millbrae Chamber of Commerce
Nurture and Nature
Unlimited Potential Basketball
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Burlingame Soccer Club
Camp Brainy Bunch
Carmel Valley Ranch
Jason & Chelsea's Kitchen
John Collins: The Paper Airplane Guy
Stephanie Douglas and April Funientas
United Studios of Self Defense
Dr. Nicolas Bronzini
Devereaux, Kuhner & Co. LLP
Green Hills Country Club
Rush Cycle Millbrae
Sailing Memo Boat Charters
Steve & Kate's Camp
The Grand SF
A Perfect Line Permanent Cosmetics
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
B Street and Vine
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Bikram Hot Yoga & Pilates San Mateo
Bob and Carole Rodinsky
California Academy of Sciences
Champion Summer Camp
Classic Kids Photography
de Young Museum
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dr. Alan Marcus
Four Seasons Palo Alto
Golden State Warriors
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Hiller Aviation Museum
Hilton Hotel SFO
Hobee's California Restaurants
Jackson and Cynthia Wan
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
King's Swim Academy
La Petite Baleen Swim Schools
Lai Lai Restaurant
Laser Quest San Carlos
Lawrence Hall of Science
Legion of Honor
Leonardo's Italian Deli and Cafe
Millbrae Gyros & Kebabs
Millbrae Meadows Swim Club
Millbrae Park and Rec
Music at Kohl Mansion
One Martial Arts
Oriental Trading Company
Pet Food Express
Planet Granite - Belmont
Rec Room Creative
Rooster & Rice
Salon Mia Bella Boutique Burlingame
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Electric Tour Company
San Francisco Opera
San Jose Giants
San Mateo CSI
San Mateo Sheriff's Office
Shama Thai Massage
SHN Golden Gate Theater
Sixteen Mile House
Sky High Sports
Spark of Creation
Stella Alpina Osteria
Winchester Mystery House
Wizbots Robotics Camp
Worldwide Integrative Health Care