Our Mission

Foundation 51 is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independent funding to promote innovative student development in MSAD51.  
By supporting the inventive use of existing and emerging teaching methods, Foundation 51 seeks to enrich the educational experience with programs that inspire creativity and passion, and encourage social responsibility.

Announcements - 2016/2017 School Year

Dates to Remember:
Spring Grant Awards:

Foundation 51 has awarded $6670 in grants for the Spring 2016 cycle. We are pleased to announce the following grants:

  • Documentary screening of Screenagers - entire community           $650
  • Makerspace - Mabel I. Wilson School                                                 $420
  • Etude Anthology - GHS and GMS Bands                                        $2,600
  • Robotics Club - Greely High School                                                $2,000
  • Parent University educational presentation - entire community   $1,000
Spring Fundraiser, another success!

Foundation 51 held its annual Community Adult Spelling Bee on March 10th. Teams of community members, parents, and teachers assembled to try their hands at spelling words such as “corollary,” “evanescent,” “camaraderie,” and many more. As the number of teams was whittled down, the words became more challenging. With this year’s new “By Back In” pass, teams were able to donate a small fee and remain in the competition after misspelling a word, which kept the Bee all abuzz! 

When the final word was called and judged, a winner was crowned. The team consisting of Jen Tyll, Michelle Zimmerman, and Kevin O’Sullivan, reigned champion of the Bee! 

Thank you to all who attended and supported Foundation 51 at this event. We hope to see you all again next spring! 

We are grateful for our generous sponsors, donors, and attendees who made this special night such a success. The funds raised at this event allow us to continue our mission to enrich the educational experience of students in our community.  

Annual Fall Fling

  • Don't Miss Out!

    Friday, October 14th from 6:30-10PM

    In The Barn & Backyard of Peter & Christine Hein | 329 Greely Rd., No. Yarmouth

    Silent Auction | Live Music from Captain Bangaroo | Wood Fired Cuisine & Drinks from Fire & Co.


    This is Foundation 51’s largest fundraising event of the year! Did you know that Foundation 51 has funded over $500,000 in grant money supporting innovative educational programs not otherwise covered in the annual school budget?


    Community support has enabled us to fund programs such as: K-5 STEM Resource Kits, Swivl-Capturing Quality Classroom Video, Robotics Club, Prince Memorial Library Summer Teen Program, Etude Anthology, Parent University, and much more!


    Join us for a fun night out, right here in our community.

    Space is limited so reserve your tickets today - Reserve Now



    Special thanks to our Summa Cum Laude Sponsors:

    Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, CST of Raising Sexually Healthy Children Workshops, 

    Jeffrey Pierce with Mulkerin Real Estate


    And to these Generous Sponsors:

    Captain Bangaroo

    Fire & Co

    The Hein Family

    Heartwood Essentials

    Lani Toscano Design

    Matt Shipman & Erica Brown

    Savvy Event Rental

    Posted 20 Sep 2016, 12:19 by Webmaster Foundation51
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