For example, just one team, thanks to participant and State Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin), knew that “Instant Karma” by John Lennon was the song that competed for space on the charts in 1970 with the Beatles’ “Let it Be.”
Brian Gray, MFE’s volunteer President, said, “Our wonderful team sponsors, supporters and all of the team players made this another successful evening for MFE and Medway’s schools. We are grateful to all teachers, students, parents and local businesses that participated. The response shows you what a great community we have here in Medway. The money raised will go directly to grants that help our students and teachers innovate and excel in their educational pursuits across Medway Schools.”
The other teams competing in the contest were Middlesex Savings Bank, Charles River Bank, Needham Bank sponsoring The McGovern School Teachers, Medway Lions Club sponsoring the Middle School Teachers, Medway School Committee (aka the In-Quiz-Ition Committee), the Gray, Stotz & Selby families of Medway, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring sponsoring a team of Medway National Honor Society (NHS) students, and Joanne Rojee pulled in the Medway High School Alumni Association Team for their fifth year of competition.
The following organizations were generous in donating raffle items, services and/or refreshments: Landry’s Bicycles, Starbucks Medway, Molly’s Apothecary, Avalena’s, and the Happy Hatter Diner. Medway Oil & Propane also donated to support the event.
2023 Milestone for MFE: Over $380,000 in grants awarded since inception!
Formed during the summer of 2002, the Medway Foundation for Education (MFE) is a non-profit organization charged with raising capital to fund innovative, educational projects and programs throughout Medway’s public schools.
Using money generated from community events, contributions, and corporate sponsorships, MFE allocates funds through a grant process to teacher and parent-sponsored projects that dramatically impact the quality of education that students, and sometimes parents, receive. The volunteer MFE Board occasionally works with other supporting organizations like MSPTO and Medway THRIVE to bring these innovative programs to Medway. In December 2018 for instance, these three organizations came together to bring Chris Herren back to Medway for his program “Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren,” which was very well received by both students and parents who have concerns about addiction in today’s society.
2023 marks the year in which MFE will have funded over $380,000 in grants since inception. The Foundation is also on path to building an endowment fund so that future generations of students and teachers can continue to benefit. MFE raises funds through the Trivia Bee event, but also through several other fundraisers during the year and the textile clothing bins located at each school and the Town recycling center.
More information on MFE and its grants in action is available on the MFE website, Twitter, and Facebook page.
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