• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Next Generation Cooling Systems

aa17a62b d07f 4a98 a73b 6d89b273be4e



smile fb logo


by The Wall Street Journal

Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence!

Yosemite thumb

YOSEMITE INSTITUE 2013 Painting and Message

Kiwanis donation small

Moraga Valley Kiwanis Gives to MEF
We are so incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club! 

Have a listen to MEF's new Theme Song, created for MEF by local group Juice Box Heroes!

Read this awesome account of a typical day for a JM student, and how MEF supports them each step of the way!


Sports Basement 2014 Partner ad

Together we raised over $3200 in 2013!



Not already supporting MEF? Join eScrip today.

Anyone—community member, grandparent, parent—can join the original and largest electronic fundraising program, where participating merchants contribute each time you make a purchase using your free grocery loyalty or debit/credit cards that are registered with eScrip. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you - and every purchase counts! You can choose up to three organizations to receive a percentage of each purchase.

Click here to sign-up. 
Group name: Moraga Education Foundation
MEF eScrip Group ID: 500002910.


How to Contribute to the Endowment Fund:

  • A gift in the form of cash, securities, or real estate generates an income tax deduction for donors.
  • A memorial tribute gift provides a meaningful way to honor a loved one who values Moraga schools.
  • A planned gift helps donors achieve long-term financial planning goals while also creating a lasting legacy in support of Moraga schools.


Hear Why the Community Gives to MEF and the Endowment:

"My husband and I are amazed by the well-educated and talented students that graduate from the Moraga schools. Giving to the endowment is a way to maintain this legacy for our community."

- Susa Cooper, Campolindo High School parent

MEF Endowment: Our First $1 Million 

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.—Warren Buffett 

The MEF Endowment Fund was established to create a self-perpetuating source of income for Moraga schools. Donations to the Fund are invested, and MEF may use a portion of the investment earnings as a source of permanent funding.

Click here to view an FAQ about the MEF Endowment Fund.

Our Goal: Plant the Orchard

MEF's goal is to reach $1 million or more in endowment funds.

Benefits of the Endowment Fund

  • Adds a distinct, stable source of funding
  • Evens out lean years of annual fundraising
  • Enables MEF to confidently commit resources to core curriculum and enrichment programs

How the MEF Endowment Works:

  • Donation principal is preserved in perpetuity to earn interest, dividends, and capital gains.
  • Only interest, dividends, and gains earned on principal may be spent.
  • In a single year, 5% of the total endowment balance is permitted to be spent.
  • Spending will not begin until the endowment reaches a total balance of $1,000,000.

How the MEF Endowment Fund is Managed:

In 2008, MEF formed the Endowment Investment Committee to guide the Funds’ investment strategy. The Committee members, Herb Gordan, Peggy Cabaniss, and Gary DeWeese are longtime Moraga residents who have significant investment and financial services expertise.

  • Herb Gordon, Chair

Herb brings over 36 years of investment experience. He managed funds exceeding $33 billion during the time he served as Treasurer of the Regents of the University of California.  Herb has been a Moraga resident since 1972 and his children attended Moraga schools.

  • Peggy Cabaniss

Peggy is a founding member of MEF.  She is also president of HC Financial Advisors.  She has lived in Moraga for over 36 years and her children attended Moraga schools.

  • Gary DeWeese

Gary is a principal of RE Strategic Solutions and a former Assistant Treasurer and Investment Officer for the Regents of the University of California.  Gary has been a Moraga resident for over 30 years and his children attended Moraga schools.