The MASA Foundation supports programs that directly benefit MASA members just like you.
The MASA Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Foundation Endowment Campaign! All proceeds from the campaign go toward achieving the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the leadership development of educational administrators just like you. Previous iterations of the Foundation’s annual endowment have resulted in more than 150 members pledging an annual donation to the endowment for at least 4 years. Can your fellow MASA members count on your support for 2023-24?
The MASA Foundation sponsors the MASA Mentoring Program, the Equity and Excellence in Education Network, and the Professional Assistance Team.
Here's how your contribution to the MASA Foundation directly impacts your colleagues and your MASA experience:
The MASA Mentoring Program Do you remember what it was like during your first year as a district-level administrator? The MASA Mentor Program offers first-year mentoring to any MASA member new to their role, equipping them with resources, guidance, and professional and emotional support to excel in their positions. By contributing to the MASA Foundation Endowment Campaign, you directly impact the quality of education in Minnesota and the professional growth of our newest MASA members. Over the past eight years, the Foundation has supported more than 250 new members by funding the MASA Mentor Program.
The Equity and Excellence in Education Network The MASA Foundation has generously provided funds to support MASA's Equity and Excellence in Education Network. Previous opportunities have included: Leading for an Equitable System Symposium, Virtual Equity Power Hours, and the Educational Equity Continuum Series. With your continued support, we can expand these efforts and make a lasting difference in bridging educational disparities across all communities in Minnesota.
Professional Dialogue Sessions The Professional Dialogue Sessions were a series of eight virtual sessions during 2022-23 hosted originally by Commissioner Willie Jett and then by Dr. Brenda Cassellius. More than 320 members attended last year’s very popular sessions! Topics and information for the 2023-24 year are under development!
Professional Assistance Team (P.A.T.) Your donation ensures that experienced MASA colleagues are there to confidentially discuss issues, offer advice, and provide valuable coaching during critical times. Over the past five years, the P.A.T. has served more than 50 of your colleagues during times of crisis!
How can I give back? You can join the MASA Foundation Endowment for four years (2023-27) at three different giving levels or opt for a one-time suggested donation of $50. Join the endowment here!
Your support is vital, and every contribution, regardless of size, brings us closer to allowing the Foundation to live out its mission. Thank you for your commitment to improving educational leadership and your dedication to the MASA community.