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Board Member Greg Fowler honored for his service to MVEF 

On Friday, April 22, MVEF board member Greg Fowler was one of 12 outstanding volunteers recognized by the Junior League of San Jose. Greg has served on the MVEF board for ten years, working to ensure all students in our district have access to high-quality programs.  His service is an inspiration to his fellow board members! 


MVEF Announces a Successful Fundraising Year

At the MVEF Gala and Auction on March 19, MVEF President Adrienne Heiskanen announced that MVEF has exceeded our fundraising goal for 2015-16. On behalf of all district students, MVEF thanks the many families and community members who have supported MVEF this year, and especially  the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation for their generous grant. In addition to our previously budgeted support (totaling $691,000) for arts, music, hands-on science, leadership and garden programs, as well as middle school electives and sports, the Foundation is providing an additional $50,000 for musical instruments and $50,000 for school libraries. Ms. Heiskanen presented Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph with a ceremonial check for $791,000. 

Job Opening for an Experienced Fundraiser

Are you passionate about public education in our district? Are you interested in working to ensure that the district has the funds necessary to ensure a high-quality, well-rounded education for all? MVEF is currently accepting applications for the position of executive director. The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the organization, including financial development, volunteer and resource management, public relations and marketing, budgeting and planning. We are seeking an experienced leader who will be visible in the community, has a proven history of building strong relationships within a community, understands and embraces the diversity and culture of our community, and is a consensus builder who leads by example in both values and actions.  To learn more, see the full job listing on Craigslist, or email

Endowment nears $500,000

In 2012, MVEF launched the Five Years to $500,000 Endowment campaign.  As of February 29, 2016, the $466,962. Please consider a gift to the Endowment this spring, either directly online, or through the community-wide online giving day, SVGives, taking place on Tuesday, May 3.  




Events & Announcements

  The next MVEF Board Meeting of the  2015-16 school year will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM, at the Mountain View Whisman School District office, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View.  MVEF Board meetings are open to the public.  

  The MVEF Board will hold a board retreat on Saturday, April 30.  If you'd like to learn more about the retreat, please contact Board President Adrienne Heiskanen at




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Our Mission

The Mountain View Educational Foundation works collaboratively with the community to raise funds for essential programs with a goal of ensuring a well-rounded education for all Mountain View Whisman School District students.

Mailing Address

Mountain View Educational Foundation

P.O. Box 391557

Mountain View, CA 94039-1557

Tel: (650) 526-3500 x1030

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MVEF is a 501(c)3 public benefit charity, Federal Tax ID #77-0006770.