Support The Fine Arts With the Mariemont School Foundation and the 2022 FAB Affair
Our children are our future. This is why education, especially now, is more important than ever! Unfortunately, with dissipating state funding for public schools across Ohio, schools and teachers are often underfunded and under-supported, which is where support organizations like the Mariemont School Foundation (MSF) comes in! MSF is a 501c(3) organization established more than a decade ago by a volunteer group of parents to preserve and enhance educational excellence by providing financial support for academic programs and initiatives not covered in the operating budget. MSF is run by a board of nearly 20 trustees whose children are students in the district. Through the generous contributions of members of the Mariemont community, including parents, past parents, staff, alumni, and local businesses, MSF is able to help support the District’s nationally-recognized Warriors Beyond program that provides students in grades K-12 with experiential learning opportunities, the College and Career Planning Center at the High School, the K-8 Spanish Program, collaboration space, technology upgrades, college scholarships averaging $25,000 annually, and so much more! Since 2012, the MSF has distributed over $1,000,000 to the district for programs and projects. They’ve also invested $154,000 in the district in 2018 which has impacted students in grades K-12.
Recently, we had the pleasure of sponsoring the district’s annual FAB Affair, a joint fundraiser organized by MSF and the district’s other support organizations: the Mariemont Arts Association and the Athletics Boosters. Respectively, these organizations engage the resources of district parents, staff, and community members to support academic, artistic, and athletics programs at each of the four district schools. Each year, the FAB Affair helps to raise funds for the three organizations. Given the proximity of this year’s event to Valentine’s Day, the theme was “For the Love of the Schools”. The event was completely sold-out with 250 guests attending. Guests had the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one or more of 19 baskets created by members of the school community. Their fund goal was blown out of the water with over $60,000 raised, which will be split equally among the Foundation, Arts Association, and Boosters to impact students across the district. In particular, these funds will be used to provide continued support for experiential learning opportunities for students across all grades, to help fund the new orchestra pit at the high school, as well as to help fund the new turf field at Kusel Stadium, and award scholarships to graduating senior athletes.
At Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati, we take the education of our future generations very seriously. We are thankful for all the incredible work that the Mariemont School Foundation, the Mariemont Arts Association, and the Boosters have and continue to do for the Mariemont School District. If you are interested in learning more or donating to their cause, you can find more information here!