Improving the Educational Experience through Community Support
The Manatee Education Foundation (MEF) and its Partners are enhancing public education in Manatee County every day. At MEF we have a saying, “If everyone gives a little, our kids will gain a lot.” And, it is precisely true. If our community, businesses and families all contribute to our classrooms, even just a little, through time or treasure, the educational experience of all students will improve.
Watch the video presentation featured in this page to see how people and businesses are making a difference in Manatee County classrooms, one magical moment at a time. The Manatee Education Foundation could not make all of its programs and sponsorships possible without its many dedicated community supporters, volunteers and corporate contributions.
Below is a list of our current and upcoming community events. Click the links for additional event information, participation and sponsor registration forms. Call our office with additional questions or to see how you can get more involved.
Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13, 2023
Location: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Hosted by the Galvano Family
Contact MEF at 941-251-4937 or email info@MEFinfo.org.
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Arts Alive – Celebration Event
Manatee’s Celebration of the Arts
When: Monday, March 27, 2023
Where: Grove Ballroom at Lakewood Ranch
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Manatee Arts Education Council, in partnership with the School District of Manatee County and Manatee Education Foundation, is thrilled to present Arts Alive – Manatee’s Celebration of the Arts. Arts Alive features K-12 performances and a silent auction of Middle & High School visual artwork. Also featured is the recognition of outstanding arts education legacy leaders from our schools and community. Individuals will be honored with Manatee Arts Education Council (MAEC) Arts Alive Awards. The Arts Alive program begins with a reception featuring hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails, silent art auction and live entertainment followed by awards and performance programs held at Grove Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch. Valet parking is available.
Excellence in Education Awards
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm VIP Reception (Invite Only ) • 7 pm Program
Where: Parrish Community High School Auditorium