The purpose of the Murray Education Foundation (MEF) is to promote and recognize excellence in Murray schools by encouraging contributions and building partnerships to enhance education. Created in 1981 and originally named the Murray School District Foundation, the name was changed in 1994 to the Murray Education Foundation (MEF), but the goals stayed the same.
The Murray Education Foundation now accepts donations online! Click the link below and fill out the secure form to donate. *Please specify in the notes section to which project you are donating.*
You can also donate by filling out the MEF donation form here and mailing a check to: Murray Education Foundation, 5102 South Commerce Drive, Murray, UT 84107
MEF Golf Tournament – Held annually in August, proceeds from the MEF Golf Tournament fund teacher grants benefiting Murray schools students. Each district teacher can apply for up to $500 per year to be used in their classroom for a special project, supplies, or other. The tournament is held each year at the Lynn F. Pett Murray Parkway Golf Course. Click here to learn more about this year’s tournament: MEF 2021 Golf Tournament flyer with Registration Form (Event Date: August 27, 2021)
- Teacher Grant Applications: Print Application | Digital Application
- Teacher Grant Guidelines
- 2021 Golf Tournament Highlights
The Pinnacle Award – This event is to recognize and honor five outstanding educators, one classified employee, and one volunteer. Nominations are made by anyone in the schools or community; winners are determined by a committee. Recipients are recognized at an awards banquet where they receive a bronze statuette, a $500 cash award and a valuable gift basket.
- Pinnacle Awards Contribution Brochure
- Digital Pinnacle Nomination Form 2021
- Printable Pinnacle Nomination Form 2021
- Click here to see a list of all Pinnacle Award recipients (along with other awards)
Invest In A Kid – This campaign is a critical factor in helping MEF reach many goals. Fund-raising is conducted through the simple process of requesting donations. Absolutely 100% of all donations collected go directly to support programs for Murray students at every grade level and in all schools. Literacy, math, science, art, music and after-school programs are just a few of the beneficiaries of these donations.
Invest In A Kid donation form
Kennecott Nature Center – Opened September 1999, the Kennecott Nature Center is used by students in the Murray and Granite School Districts to explore nature by the Jordan River. Thousands of students visit the Center each year.
Business Education Partnerships – Businesses partner with schools through this program to enhance education. A committee enables networking for specific needs of each school.
The Laura Baker Professional Learning Grant– Named and founded in memory of long-time Murray Board of Education member Laura Baker. During her years of service to the Murray City School District, Mrs. Baker expressed a strong desire to provide Murray teachers and other licensed professional staff with more opportunities to attend conferences or workshops, or acquire training and new skills to help strengthen instructional methods in ways that that would positively impact student learning. Recipients are determined through a written application process which is based on demonstrated need in one or more of several defined areas of teaching criteria. A review board chooses two deserving candidates, and then they are cleared for their training opportunity expenses.
MEF Board & Representatives
- Blake Voorhees – Chair
- Jeannette Bowen – Vice-Chair/Fundraising
- Sheila Johnson – Past Chair
- AnnMarie Nielson – Pinnacle Chair
- Belinda Johnson – School Board Representative
- Richard Habel – Financial
- Spencer Olsen – MHS Alumni Association
- Brian & Jo Winterowd – Golf Tournament Chair
- Jeanne Habel – Executive Director, cell 801-808-1301
- Richard Reese – District Office/Treasurer
- Jennifer Covington – District/Superintendent
- Doug Perry – District PIO/Public Relations