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                            MEF is receiving messages                                                  and phone calls asking how                                                to help Millcreek students.      In this unpredictable time, please  consider a gift to the   John Patrick Keck Fund for Essential Student Needs. 
To mail a check:
2614 Colonial Avenue
Erie, PA 16506

We are grateful for the many requests to help!

​​​​​The Millcreek Education Foundation exists to support the students in the Millcreek Township School District by seeking partners to provide for educational programming, ​staff professional development, student scholarships and various needs of the district.

Scholarships and Grants 

These are just a few of the ways we support the advancement of education in the Millcreek Township School District. For information or to apply, 

Community support and input is essential. We encourage members of the community to get involved in what we are doing to provide valuable resources to strengthen our schools and enhance the opportunities available to District students. 

mcdowell alumni


Sara Beilharz

Scott Calhoun

Laurie Callaghan - Secretary

*Dr. Susan Greenaway

*Kristina Huber, CFRE (Executive Director)

Barbara Johnson - President

Genene Mattern

Susan Matteson

Wendy Miller

*Darcie Moseley, Co-Acting MTSD Superintendent

*Tom Murabito - MTSD School Board Representative

*Aaron O'Toole, Co-Acting MTSD Superintendent

Bob Praetzel

Doug Prozan - Vice President

Frank Tofani, EA - Treasurer

Angela Walter

* Non-Voting Trustee

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current students & Faculty/Staff

Alumni Association As a graduate of McDowell High School, you are among some of the most accomplished people in the world. MEF is available to help connect you with your classmates, other alumni and faculty. We can assist you with your reunion contact lists and help you stay connected.

supporting the students in the

millcreek township school district 

April 1 Submissions:
MEF Trustees recently approved $8,647.00 in grant funding to be used for the following:
**Stephanie Travers/Grandview Elementary: Grandview Blacktop Project –Creation of a fully inclusive (all grades and abilities) blacktop play space and sensory path.
**Miranda Lish, Betsey Gotham, Ashley Holdford/All MTSD Elementary Schools: Sensory Pathways –Creation of sensory pathways in the hallways at each MTSD Elementary School, with Asbury being the pilot school this coming year.
**Sarah Thompson-Samec/Belle Valley Elementary: ESL Communication Devices –purchase 8 translation devices and 10 sets of Bluetooth headphones to assist in Belle Valley’s ability to communicate with their ESL families and students.
**Kim Adams/All MTSD Schools: Purchase seven Ipads for each MTSD school nurse to be used to download Apps that will serve as quick guides and reference tools for the nurses.
**Sarah Webb/MIHS: McDowell’s Blue Bean Café to purchase a Ninja Blender, Ice Maker, and whey protein mixes.

December 1 Submissions:​
Jean Malthaner/Westlake MS: For solar robot building classroom kits, Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition Kits, and Volcano DVDs.
Michael McKinney/Walnut Creek MS: For the Choral Department to purchase sheet music folios for students
Emily Skelton/Walnut Creek MS: For the purchase of sensory tools and flexible seating
Leslie Weber/MIHS:  To support McDowell students for a Disney World Broadway Workshop and Performance experience
Kim Clerkin and Jayme Taylor/MIHS:  To support the start-up of a Student Garden Club with supplies and materials needed 

August 1 Submissions:

Mrs. Snider/Asbury: to purchase a hygrometer and candler for chick embryology activities
Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Kirsch/Walnut Creek: to purchase Historical Fiction Accelerated Reader Books & Artifacts
Mrs. Patsy/McDowell: for students to attend the Sewing & Quilt Expo!


CONGRATULATIONS Abigail Murray 1st recipient of the Ashley Kuzma Resilience Memorial Scholarship!

At the age of four, Abby was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and knew it would change her life forever. Arthritis sparked her curiosity for medical innovation and in sixth grade she shared her invention ideas with her doctors who encouraged her to pursue a degree in biomedial engineering. She will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology and hopes to use her love for engineering and design to create specialized prosthesis for children who want to discover their own passions.

Today would have been Ashley Kuzma’s 33rd birthday. Her family, friends, and coworkers created the scholarship to honor her and to encourage all graduating seniors to let go of the small things, to spend time and energy on what is truly important, and to be resilient no matter what life brings them.

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