Founded by the Community, for the Good of the Schools
The Mason Schools Foundation funds innovative programs that help take all Mason students Above & Beyond. During the Mason City School district’s period of tremendous growth, Ken and Joan Campbell generously donated funds in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary for the district to leverage into something more to help all Mason students. In 2008, a team of residents, parents, business leaders and school officials formed to leverage the Campbell’s initial gift into what is now the Mason Schools Foundation (MSF); an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a resident-driven board of directors.
Since its inception, the Mason Schools Foundation has funded grants and innovative programs to help create extraordinary learning experiences in our schools. The Foundation has played an integral role in helping the district through times of rapid growth and massive changes in education by funding grants to enable great programs such as the MHS Language Lab, the MMS Robotics Class, MI’s Author Visits and Math and Science Night, Western Row’s STEAM and STEM Labs and the MECC Outdoor Classroom just to name a few.
$100,000 x 9 years =
$900,000 in Grants
Today MSF raises funds that annually support best-in-class academics, arts and athletics and helps build an endowment to support this vision over time. Each of the last five years, MSF has invested over $100,000 in grants across the district.
The focus of MSF continues to be about programs that take students, staff and our district above and beyond. We appreciate our community’s generosity in supporting our local schools through the Mason Schools Foundation. We welcome you to join us as a volunteer, at any of our events or as a donor.
Help Us Take the Next Generation of Mason Students Above and Beyond