October 16, 2015
Dear MVWSD parents, students and community members,
We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news: Google is partnering with MVEF to offer a special, one-time challenge grant to support our schools. This generous grant will match all donations to MVEF up to $400,000 from August 1 through December 11, 2015, allowing us to significantly expand the impact of contributions from our community, especially those from first-time donors, whose donations will be matched 2:1.
The additional funds raised through this challenge grant will ensure we can continue to offer high-quality art and music in all of our schools, and expand our current environmental science offerings, including local field trips, the capstone 8th grade Yosemite trip, and hands-on garden-based lessons from Living Classroom. If we meet the full match amount of $400,000, MVEF will also be able to allocate additional funds to our school libraries and school music programs, as well as explore new investments in pilot programs.
If you’ve never contributed to MVEF, there’s no better time to be a first-time donor! Google has pledged to match new donors 2 for 1. That means for every dollar a new donor contributes, Google will give $2, tripling the power of your gift. If your company offers corporate matches of donations, please also pursue that— you can stretch the value of your donation even further.
Donations from renewing donors will be matched 1:1 – make your 2015-16 donation by December 11 to double your impact. And, for those of you who already made a gift to MVEF this school year, donations made since August 1 will be retroactively matched.
Please join MVEF and our district in thanking Google for their extraordinary commitment to Mountain View schools. Let’s ensure we make the most of their generous pledge by December 11—every donation, big and small, counts! Donate online now.Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, MVWSD Superintendentand Adrienne Heiskanen, MVEF President