August 14, 2013

August Kicks off Annual Appeal to Give Students an Edge

August marks the kickoff of our Annual Appeal, which runs through January.  MBEF looks to raise over $5.4 million this year to fund grants that pay for over 70 additional educators in our schools.  Read more here.  Or give today.

Thanks again to those who donated in many ways in the 2012-2013 school year.  See our 2013 Honor Roll of donors.


MBEF Turns 30 - Looking Back, Looking Ahead

It's hard to believe but we are 30 years old.  MBEF, that is.  MBEF looks back on three decades of supporting Manhattan Beach schools -- through the eyes of its key past and current leaders.  Since 1983, thousands of concerned parents and community members have contributed their time and money to MBEF, and we thank every last one for making MBEF the largest and arguably the most successful education foundation in California.  Read more here.


MBEF Endowment Fund Reaches Initial Funding Goal

Yes! The MBEF Endowment crossed its $10 million initial funding threshold at the Manhattan Wine Auction in June.  The $10 million goal was set several years ago when the Endowment was first established.  Now the Endowment can start allocating some of its proceeds each year to fund MBEF grants.

For more on the MBEF Endowment, click here.

Model UN

The World of Model U.N.

Over the last decade, Mira Costa’s Model United Nations Team has consistently been ranked as one of the top teams in the U.S., bringing home commendation after commendation.  In fact, the Mustangs even competed in Paris, France in 2012.  This New York Times article looks into the world of Model U.N. offering a behind-the-scenes view of how it has evolved.  Read more here.

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

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

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

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