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:
  • November 9th: Second Parent University
    • Kids and Anxiety with Dr. Street from Anxiety Solutions
      • Did you know anxiety disorders are one of the three most common childhood psychiatric disorders? 
      • Are you concerned your child or teenager is struggling with anxiety issues?
      • Do you have questions about what to look for and how to manage an anxious child?
    • 6:30-8:30 GMS Cafeteria
    • More Information
    • Register for this free event
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

  • Thanks to all who attended the Fall Fling!

    What a great turn out on the 14th...so much fun had by all who attended!  More updates and photos from the night coming soon...


    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 23 Oct 2016, 11:46 by Webmaster Foundation51
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