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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


Readathon 2024

Bringing the love of reading front and center every January!

Readathon 2024 planning has already begun! Click below to learn more and sign up to volunteer!

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