What We Do
In spite of its success, the Morris School District, like all others in the state and across the nation, is confronted by the ever-increasing challenge of funding public education. Escalating costs, expanding enrollment, and decreasing state aid must be offset by alternative sources of funding if the District is to maintain the extraordinary range and caliber of academic, extra-curricular, athletic and social opportunities which have been its standard.
There has never been a more critical time to support our schools. We must ensure that important initiatives and funding are maintained. Independent of the Morris School District, the Morris Educational Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation that seeks to attract private resources to support a variety of educational programs that tax dollars do not cover. Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Morris Educational Foundation helps enable the District to continue to be the model of visionary social and educational leadership it has been since its inception.
The MEF believes that through our initiatives in providing grants, scholarships, professional development, and cultural arts support we can improve public education. Click on the links to find out more about our programs.
We Fund Grants »
Through grants, the MEF provides financial resources to District teachers and administrators to ensure that innovative programs, initiatives, and projects can happen.
We Award Scholarships »
Through scholarships, the MEF provides financial aid and support to graduating Morristown High School seniors.
We Fund Cultural Arts Programs »
Through funding, the MEF provides annual financial support to each school in the District for cultural arts opportunities and events.
We Fund Professional Development »
Through partnership, the MEF invests in professional development programs for our District teachers.
How We Do It
The Morris Educational Foundation is able to fund grants, cultural arts and professional development programs, and awards grants thanks to the generous support of donors and the participation of friends in our events.
Through the Colonial Challenge, Morristown’s Talent Show!, and the Teacher Tribute program, the MEF engages students, parents, Morris School District faculty and staff, and community members.