Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence
Panelists speak during a day of workshops hosted by the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence in 2018. PHOTO BY ANDREW GARDA/STAFF

Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is in the midst of its “Publicly Proud” Annual Appeal campaign to significantly enhance the educational experience for all 6,700 students in the Montclair Public Schools. MFEE’s goal is to recruit 500 donors this year, and they have already engaged half with one month to go.

To encourage more community members to donate, MFEE is running its annual donor contest. Gina Chung Fortt, mom to Nishuane and Hillside students, participated in the MFEE 2018 appeal and just won $1,000. They write, “You, too, can enter the hottest lottery in town by making a donation to MFEE in any amount before Feb. 28. You can even donate multiple times to increase your odds.”

To enter, snap a selfie with a sign saying “I am Publicly Proud!” and email it to info@mfee.org. Winners get to choose the Montclair Public School to receive a $1,000 grant.

Funds from  the appeal support innovative learning tools in classrooms and large district-wide initiatives.