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THE BOSTON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC's Fundraiser:

Happy 375th Birthday, Mather School!

THE STORY:

What’s older than electricity, George Washington, and the United States? Mather Elementary School. We’re gearing up for a historic 375th birthday, and we’d love your help to give our children and community a year they’ll never forget!

As we reflect on our past, connect as a community, and herald the value of public education, we also come together during this anniversary year to propel our children toward a brighter future. Our goal is to raise $375,000 to improve the school building, provide academic and professional supports for students and teachers, and equip the school with much-needed technology. CONTINUE READING BELOW TO SEE SPONSOR BENEFITS!

Please join us as a sponsor of the Mather 375 campaign!  We would love to work with you to tailor a giving plan—including financial or in-kind support—that fits your abilities and that publicly recognizes your contributions. 

Mather 375 campaign volunteers are available at mather375@gmail.com or (857) 362-7175 to discuss in-kind donations; tax-deductible contributions can be accepted here or by check (Mather Elementary c/o Boston Educational Development Fund, 1 Parish Street, Dorchester MA 02122).

Sponsorship levels and benefits are described below. We hope you’ll be ready to make a commitment to our school and help us make this birthday both memorable and meaningful!

$50:  Friend

  • Acknowledgment as a donor on the Mather website

$100:  Patron
The above, plus:

  • Note of thanks from a Mather student

$375:  Benefactor
All of the above, plus:

  • Name on a brick at a permanent display at the Mather

$500:  Partner
All of the above, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in school social media
  • Acknowledgment in October birthday week program book

$1,000:  Schoolemaster’s Circle
All of the above, plus:

  • Quarter-page ad in the gala program book
  • Display of logo on Mather's Dorchester Day Parade float 

$2,500:  Principal’s Circle 
All of the above, plus:

  • Priority seating at the Anniversary Commemoration, Oct. 22
  • 2 tickets to the gala
  • Half-page ad in the gala program book
  • Acknowledgment of giving level on a permanent donor wall

$5,000:  Founders’ Circle
All of the above, plus:

  • 2 additional tickets to the gala (4 in total)
  • Full-page ad in the gala program book

$10,000:  Legacy Circle
All of the above, plus:

  • 6 additional tickets to the gala (10 in total)
  • Acknowledgment as a lead sponsor on signage at entry of gala

$25,000: Historymakers’ Circle 
All of the above, plus:

  • Named common space (i.e., music room, science lab) with signage in the Mather building

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To This Fundraiser

$41,113

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marie & Sherman Zemler Wu

    $100

  • Candy Pina Family

    $100

  • Annette Glendon

    $100

  • Raymond & Stacia Chuairy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • AA

    $190

  • Mark Arbonies

     

  • Corinne Larson

    $50

  • Scott Supple

    $25

  • Heebner Super Fan

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Michael F Cronin

    $5,000

  • Matthew Benfer

    $125

  • John Berg and Martha Richmond

    $50

  • Target

    $5,000

  • Vargas & Vargas

    $2,250

  • Massachusetts Convention Center

    $2,000

  • Herb Chambers Companies

    $10,000

  • Staples

    $10,000

  • Easecare

    $100

  • Leslie Sammon

    $175

  • Commissioner William Bratton

    $375

  • Rep. Nick Collins

    $375

  • Boston Standard Plumbing

    $250

  • Kim Marshall

    $1,000

  • Tim Wheaton

    $1,000

  • Kate Reed

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Longfellow Investment Management

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Victoria Ransom

    $500

  • Mather Architects, Harrisonburg, VA

    $1,000

  • Marina MacVicar, Fidelity Investments

    $500

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11% Raised of $375,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Marina MacVicar, Fidelity Investments

Marina MacVicar, Fidelity Investments

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Mather Architects, Harrisonburg, VA

Mather Architects, Harrisonburg, VA

DONATION: $1,000

We are honored to donate to this great school , in honor of our 11th generation grandfather, Richard Mather. John Richard Mather and children, Grace, Conner and Grant Mather 2 years ago

Victoria Ransom

Victoria Ransom

DONATION: $500

Donated in gratitude to Sherman Wu 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Longfellow Investment Management

Longfellow Investment Management

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kate Reed

Kate Reed

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kim Marshall

Kim Marshall

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Tim Wheaton

Tim Wheaton

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Easecare

Easecare

DONATION: $100

2 years ago