The Milton Foundation for Education is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, separate and distinct from the Milton Public Schools. The Foundation was established in 1995 to make possible innovative programs and opportunities that are beyond the reach of the school system’s budget. Foundation Trustees are people from the community who donate their time to help the Foundation achieve its goals.
For over 20 years the Milton Foundation for Education (MFE) has been funding initiatives that have positively altered the educational landscape of our community. As we look ahead to the next 20 years, we ask ourselves: Where will it take the children of Milton? With your continued help, the possibilities are endless. Ask Kindergarteners what they want to be when they grow up, and the responses are adorably familiar. Ask students on the cusp of graduation that same question, and the answers get more complex. The career opportunities of the future are changing rapidly. What the world will demand from our children, even faster. What exciting possibilities await! We owe it to them to keep pace: to offer opportunities which inspire curiosities and engage minds; to help our children prepare for whatever tomorrow brings; to support Milton’s incredible teachers as they suggest meaningful, forward-thinking programs and initiatives.
The Milton Foundation for Education’s mission is to enhance the quality of education and expand educational opportunities within the Milton Public Schools by generating and distributing financial and other resources for such purposes.
How does the Milton Foundation for Education carry out this mission?
- Facilitating student development.
- Encouraging excellence through creative learning.
- Promoting community/school partnerships.
- Raising and distributing funds to all six Milton Public Schools.
The Monster Dash is organized by the Milton Foundation for Education, a non-profit group that funds innovative programs and opportunities that are beyond the reach of the school system’s budget.
The race, held in memory of the Tucker Elementary School student who died following a playground accident in 1999, helps the Milton Public Schools science coordinator undertake hands-on science lessons, train teachers and partner on a number of educational projects.
The MFE created Sam’s Fund to raise money in support of science enrichment in all four of Milton’s public schools. “We love that the Monster Dash is a great way to remember Sam and his passion for science,” said Chris Kamp Cichello. “The Monster Dash has become a tradition for many Milton families and we look forward each year to the new families and runners who participate. We’re grateful that so many people over the years have turned out to run and have fun.”
Proceeds from The Monster Dash are administered by the Milton Foundation for Education, which works closely with the Milton Public Schools and the Cichello family to develop science enrichment programming. One of the programs that the Monster Dash supports is Science Across Milton taking innovative science lessons and lesson plans to classrooms across town. The program also draws on the resources and expertise of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum on Route 138, where students visit to learn from museum exhibits and also present the results of their scientific investigations.