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We love nothing more than to be in community with our school district students, their families, friends & neighbors. Our annual events keep us connected, promote our mission and vision & foster a spirit of mutuality with the people of San Mateo, Foster City and beyond.

We kickoff every school year with our Annual Giving Campaign, asking families in our district to pledge $250.00 to support our mission & vision. Each Fall, we host a Gala & Auction and invite the larger community to support that effort as well as participate in it. Our annual Readathon has become a favorite way for students & teachers (and librarians!) alike, to beat the Winter blues!

Annual Giving

Our direct donation campaign is open all year long and benefits all District students.

SMFCEF asks families to consider a tax-deductible donation of $250.

Every dollar counts and will make a difference.

Consider these costs as you donate:
$400 for one new Chromebook
$300 for one musical instrument
$100 for ten Culturally Relevant classroom books
$50 for one year of music for a student

Donate any amount, at anytime, all year long!

Sustaining members may choose to donate $25 per month

Donate Online or In Person


Night at the Museum

Our 2022 3rd Annual Gala is in

the works to benefit the Arts in

our local schools.


Virtual Reception @ 6:30pm

Virtual "Ballroom" Doors Open @7:00pm

Consider donating to the auction or becoming a sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 Community Challenge Partner

$3,000 Bright Future Challenge Partner

$5,000 Positive Change Ambassador Challenge Partner

$10,000 Virtual Innovation Challenge Partner

$20,000 For a Better Tomorrow Champion Challenge Partner

$50,000 Night at the Museum Champion Challenge Partner

October 21, 2022

6:30-8:00 pm PT

This is a virtual event held online

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Readathon 2023

Bringing the love of reading front and center every January!

January 20th - February 3rd, 2022

This is a two week event in collaboration with all 18 Elementary schools

Online and In Person

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