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What does Governor Brown's budget proposal mean for Moraga public schools?
Click here to learn more about the impact of the Governor's Local Control Funding Formula.
Have a listen to MEF's new Theme Song, created for MEF by local group Juice Box Heroes!
Have a look at this beautiful portrait created by Campo student Emma Lyddan while she was attending the Yosemite Institute!
MEF car decals are here! Get yours by making a donation or fulfilling your pledge today!! We look forward to seeing the "I'm In" decal on your car in support of MEF and our Moraga schools.
Together we are "all in" to help build a brighter future for our children.
"I Would Teach Children Music . . . " an article describing the value of the Music Program in the Moraga School District.
Read a San Francisco Chronicle article on how great schools help maintain home prices.
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.
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.
Our Goal: Plant the Orchard
MEF's goal is to reach $1 million or more in endowment funds.
Benefits of the Endowment Fund
How the MEF Endowment Works:
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 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 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 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.