January 15, 2014


The MBEF 2014 Annual Appeal is in its final days. Thank you to all parents who have already contributed. If you haven’t, click here to make that gift. Our volunteer site representatives are standing by and willing to take donations by phone, email or even running it in if necessary. Annual Appeal ends January 31st. www.mbef.org/givetoday

Dr. Seuss


Of course we know that Manhattan Beach schools are tops in the state and the nation. But after Costa, where do those students go? Find out the varied paths taken in our inaugural “30 Under 30” list focusing on what great recent Costa grads have done since their Mustang Days.

Read more here.


FOCUS ON GRANTS: Why MBEF's Investment in Music Matters

Every year, eager Manhattan Beach third graders choose which instruments they will study, finally able to take band or orchestra. Many of those early learners continue on to our award-winning MCHS band, our Carnegie Hall-singing Choir, and our outstanding symphonies at MBMS and MCHS. Learn more about why MBEF donors saved MBUSD's music program a decade ago and hear the results yourself.

Thank You 


Thank you to all donors to the Annual Appeal.  Every gift is important to maintaining excellence in our schools.  Click here for a complete list of our top donors.





Back by popular demand, Compass Test Prep returns to Mira Costa to address college admission tests and strategies for success. D.J. Fuller's talk will cover everything from colleges' use of test scores, the ACT's rising popularity, to trends in testing timelines. Get the ins and outs from the professionals. The event is free of charge, open to all, and is co-sponsored by MBEF and the MCHS College and Career Center. Wednesday, January 29, 2014, MCHS Auditorium, 7 p.m.

MBEF would like to recognize the following Business Sponsors
for their outstanding commitment to our schools:

Thank you to all our Business Sponsors.  Click here for a full list and to learn more.     

About MBEF:  Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is an independent non-profit established by parents and community leaders to financially support the seven public schools of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.  Since 1983, MBEF has granted much needed funds to supplement state funding and has helped MBUSD continually rank in the Top 1% of school districts in California.  With nearly 3,000 donors and annual grants exceeding $5 million, MBEF is one of the oldest and most successful educational foundations in the state.  Any questions or concerns about this communication should be sent to communications@mbef.org.

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