MEF News and Events

The mission of the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) is to raise funding to maximize educational opportunities for ALL Millbrae students.  But it doesn't mean we can't inject a little bit of fun while supporting our main cause.  We have events to bring our students, parents, community, and businesses together to build relationships and have some fun while raising much-needed funding for Millbrae Schools.



The Annual MEF Gala and Auction celebrates our children and our schools and is our biggest donation event of the year. This celebration brings parents, teachers, school administrators and city leaders from all over Millbrae together to show their generosity, kindness and amazing sense of community. Last year, our gala & auction raised more than $250,000.

READ-A-THON 2024 is about to start,
Students are getting ready to read, read, and read! 

January 16-29

This fun event encourages the joys of reading and raises money for our schools.  Students will log the amount of time they read and collect donations from friends and family to raise money to support the MEF's fundraising goal.

Learn more are start your fundraiser here

Selected Past News and Events

Get Moving!

MEF's Second Fun Run/Walk 

November 4-18

Join us by running (or walking) at your own pace in the 2023 MEF Fun Run!  Wherever and whenever you choose to pave the way, all proceeds from this event will benefit MEF.

Register by October 19th, Come to Kick Off and Pancake Breakfast on November 4th, and go Running/Walking!

Your Time · Your Pace · Your Community

Event details: FunRun 

Holliday Boutique is coming back 

Saturday, December 9

Last year, Holliday Boutique brought our wonderful Millbrae community together with nearly 400 attendees, 40 vendors plus volunteers from student and parent organizations supporting the event.

Hosted by MEF and City of Millbrae

See details from the last year.

Ice Cream Social
Raised $24K+ for MEF!!!

We kicked off the Annual Fund Drive with everyone's favorite Ice Cream social. The event (especially the ice cream 🍨) brought together families from all 5 Millbrae schools. With the nearly $24K raised from this event alone, we are starting the year with nearly 10% raised towards the MEF's goal.

Thank you to our donors and volunteers! 

MEF presents the check to Millbrae School District

On September 19th MEF presented a check to Millbrae School District in the amount of $650,000 to support education for ALL Millbrae District kids. This is over $100,000 more than last year's contribution.

Thank you to our Donors and Sponsors!

MEF Gala 2023 was a success!

We raised $253,000 towards the MEF Fundraising Goal!

Thank you to all donors and sponsors

See details here

READ-A-THON is coming back in January 2023!

Students are getting ready to read, read, and read!

This fun event encourages the joys of reading and raises money for our schools.  Students will log the amount of time they read and collect donations from friends and family to raise money to support the MEF's fundraising goal.

Learn more about Read-A-Thon.

Virtual Author Q&A

with Supriya Kelkar

Thursday, January 19 at 6:00pm

Celebrate Readathon and join us for a 30-minute virtual author Q&A with Supriya Kelkar. Supriya Kelkar is an award-winning author, illustrator, and screenwriter who has written books Strong as Fire,

Fierce as Flame and Brown is Beautiful. Look forward to a sneak peek of her upcoming middle-grade novel The Cobra's Song! This event is geared toward kids aged 8+.

Kick start the New Year with the Pajama Party with DJ Lance Rock!

January 9th, 6:30-7:30 pm

Millbrae Public Library

Free to attend! And free cookies and cocoa!

MEF brings Holiday Spirit with the Holiday Boutique 

We found local business and brought them together for the holidays. Hot chocolate, hand-made ornaments, music, and many more!

Joy Pasamonte Henry, former MEF president, receives  
Millbrae Woman of the Year award!

Congratulations Joy, who became Millbrae Woman of the Year! Recognized by the Millbrae Mayor’s Civic Coordinating Council Man and Woman of the Year Committee and the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, Joy was awarded for her charitable and volunteering, including her work as the MEF president between 2019 and 2022.

Ice Cream + Slime Social Raised $20K for MEF!

In September MEF Board kicked off this year's Annual Fund Drive with a community event bringing families from all 5 Millbrae schools together for ice cream + slime. With the nearly $20K raised from this event, MEF is now at 27% of our $225K Annual Fund Drive goal. 

Eat at Habit Burger Grill Millbrae and support MEF

October 24-26 4pm-8pm

The Habit Burger Grill will DONATE 20% OF SALES from this event to benefit your organization. 

Present a printed flyer or show the offer on your smartphone to the cashier upon ordering.

 Enjoy lunch or dinner at 

Lai Lai Restaurant

May 17-21

Lai Lai Restaurant will DONATE a portion of your purchase to MEF. Buy in person or call in for a pickup order and mention MEF. For online orders use code MEF2023.

Winter Read-a-Thon Results

We are pleased to share that our Winter Read-A-Thon has raised $35,601.41 and our kids read 250,198 minutes! Thank you to all our participants - kids, teachers, parents and families - that have supported MEF’s goal to help fund programs such music, technology coordination, SEL counseling, and STEAM programs that benefit each and every student in the Millbrae School District.

For Top Fundraiser, Top Readers, and prizes, visit the Read-a-Thon page.

Virtual Holiday Boutique Dec. 4-10

If you have some holiday shopping to do, why not support some local small businesses and the MEF at the same time?

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE HAS ENDED.  However we have a couple of vendors who have kindly extended their participation in the Holiday Boutique through the holidays!

Bacchus Wine & Spirits: Tasting Event Dec 11

Quinton Jay, owner of Bacchus Wine & Spirits, will be hosting an event, with a percentage of proceeds going to the MEF. Since this is virtual, come with your friends and family! Click on the link to register and get more details:

Questions about events?  Please email us at