who we are
Led by parents, educators, and community members, the Mt. Diablo Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing educational enrichment programs across the 28,000-student Mt. Diablo Unified School District. While we work in close collaboration with the district and individual school sites to determine priorities, we are a separate, independent entity from the district, laser-focused on enhancing the experience of every student, no matter where they live within our serving area.
what we do
The foundation provides funding for a variety of equity-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs for students, both inside and outside the classroom. We do this at every campus governed or authorized by Mt. Diablo Unified School District, impacting all students from kindergarten through high school seniors. We work closely with teachers, principals, and staff to identify enrichment opportunities that educate and inspire kids. Our partnerships with local organizations allow the foundation to tap into Bay Area talent that we bring right into the classroom.
Our programs are diverse and run the educational gamut. We brought renowned local chalk artist Mark Wagner to help all of our elementary students create beautiful, larger-than-life school mascots on the blacktops of every campus. . . all while learning about the science of color. We fund proven, supplemental science programs that are making a real difference at all of our elementary, middle, and high schools. The foundation has provided funding to support initiatives as varied as visual arts programs, student gardens, robotics programs, performing arts residencies, and biomedical science and engineering projects delivered through Project Lead the Way. And because learning need not be confined to the classroom, we’ve sponsored student science excursions to destinations such as Chabot Space and Science Center and Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero.
Letter from the Board President - Mary Gray
Imagine a ten-year-old student seeing a redwood forest for the very first time, their eyes taking in the sight of those impossibly massive trees.
We are proud that we have helped fund these outdoor education camp experiences for district fifth graders, some of whom have never had an opportunity to visit a forest before.
Now in its seventh year, the Mt. Diablo Education Foundation provides an array of diverse enrichment programs for students throughout the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, regardless of zipcode.
These programs excite students and contribute to less absenteeism. The students’ enthusiasm is palpable when they discover animals in a tidepool, create beautiful visual art, or build a competition robot. Your commitment to help fund these experiences allows us to offer new opportunities for our students, expand programs, and inspire more learning.
Geologically, Mount Diablo grows a little more each year. Similarly, the foundation grows each year to help spark learning and creativity throughout the district. Our individual, business, and professional donors are the key, and they can be found on our website.
Please join us in elevating the learning all of MDUSD students. Will you help?
Mary P. Gray
Board of Directors
First Vice President - Bridget Billeter | email
Treasurer — Hasmig Gregorian | email
Fundraising Director — Roya Brake | email
Marketing Director — Roya Brake | email
Programs Director — Matt Lovett | email
Student Director — Saoirse Feiler | email
Director— Holly Tillman | email
Dr. Adam Clark, Cherise Khaund, Linda Mayo,
SAC Student Chair Saoirse Feiler | email
SAC Advisor Holly Tillman | email
Directors, appointed advisers, committee chairs and committee members shall receive no compensation other than standard, pre-approved reimbursement for routine expenses. The foundation has no employees, but may contract for services as necessary.
This nonprofit public benefit corporation is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The foundation raises funds to help pay for a variety of programs that support student learning. The foundation does not rent or sell its donor list. Legal name: Mt. Diablo Education Foundation. Nonprofit Tax ID 82-3039803.