San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation
Inspiring students to dream and create their best tomorrow

The 2020 Board presents a check in the amount of $760,000 to the school district
Front row (left to right):
Colleen Sullivan, Diane Shew, Dr. Joan Rosas, Kim Crellin, Marianne Wallace, Brenda Cooks
Back row (left to right):
Bob Hardy, Katie Boyd, John Pavolotsky
Not pictured:
Angel Haight, Sonja Tappan

On June 24th, the Education Foundation awarded $760,000 to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation believes every child deserves the best education possible and works to provide our children with essential learning experiences, funding core programming in the Arts, Literacy, Sports, Music, Technology and Wellness.

We are focused on bringing equity to our schools, helping our diverse community of students achieve their full potential and providing them with the well rounded education they deserve.

Ways to Give

We ask families to consider a one-time tax-deductible donation of $250.

Better yet, become a sustaining member by choosing to make a recurring monthly donation at an amount that is affordable for you.

Every dollar counts and will make a difference!

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Maneras de dar

Pedimos a las familias que consideren una donación deducible de impuestos por única vez de $250.

Mejor aún, conviértase en un miembro sustentador eligiendo hacer una donación mensual recurrente por una cantidad que sea asequible para usted.

¡Cada dólar cuenta y marcará la diferencia!

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Annual Giving Campaign
off to a great start!

Foundation meets
$10,000 Challenge Match

Thank you for participating in our Annual Drive campaign!

Your generosity helped the Foundation meet a generous $10,000 challenge match that was made in August.

The Foundation works to ensure all students in our district have the resources they need to succeed and dream their best tomorrow.

Join Us!

Welcome Back!

¡Bienvenido de nuevo!

In case you missed it, please download our Back to School Flyer & Summer Newsletter.

Back to School Flyer Summer Newsletter

En caso de que se lo haya perdido, descargue nuestro volante de regreso a la escuela & Boletín de verano.

El volante de regreso a la escuela Boletín de verano

Save the Date!

Gala 2021

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Make plans to join our Moonlight Masquerade Gala & Auction at 6:30PM on Friday, October 22nd

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oneSMFC Podcast

Hosted by Superintendent Diego Ochoa

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SMFCSD is excited to announce the creation and launch of the district's oneSMFC podcast in an effort to improve communication with families.

Listen and subscribe!

impact!AWARDS 2021

SMFC Education Foundation

Foster City Chamber of Commerce Impact Award

We are excited to announce that the Foster City Chamber Board of Directors has awarded us with the Partner impact!Award for 2021. The impact!Award recognizes organizations that have been dedicated to serving the community through collaborative efforts and have had a noticeable impact.

Stay in Touch

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line!

Welcome, Superintendent Diego Ochoa!

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We are excited to welcome our new Superintendent, Diego Ochoa, who officially joins us on July 1st. Diego brings with him 22 years of experience focused on curriculum, special education, equity, student wellness, and parent engagement. He recently joined our June Board Meeting and shared with us his vision and desire to actively engage with our families with a goal of making investments now which will result in long-term, significant impact to our kids’ education. Having experienced the impact of the 2008 recession and the resulting loss of programs, he is looking forward to strengthening our current curriculum and investing in additional programs to enhance and expand our student offerings.

We look forward to working with Diego as we invest in our kids’ futures.

Thank you, Superintendent Joan Rosas!

Photo of former Superintendent Joan Rosas

Please join us in thanking Dr. Joan Rosas for her six years of service as Superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Joan has been a strong advocate for our students and was very active in the Education Foundation prior to and during her tenure as Superintendent. While guiding the District through the challenges of distance learning, she partnered with us on our Digital Divide campaign and provided resources to reopen schools safely. She has played an instrumental role in revitalizing the Education Foundation, actively supporting our fundraisers, and championing our efforts to raise additional funding for our schools.

We wish her the best of luck in her retirement and look forward to her continued support of kids in our community.


Project Inspiration

Embarking on a larger vision

We are excited about our new 3 year, $5,000,000 initiative focused on bringing community partners as we embark on a larger vision for the Foundation.

Join Project Inspiration as a strategic partner and inspire our students to dream and create their best tomorrow

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Culturally Relevant Literature Project

Culturally relevant literature reflects the diverse group of children we have in our district.

Culturally relevant literature celebrates and represents all our students, their families, languages, traditions, and varied life experiences.

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Thanks for your support

Thank you to our school district families, government, foundation & corporate donors and small businesses.

Your generosity allowed the Education Foundation to award $760,000 to the San Mateo-Foster City School District in 2021.

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