MLEF's Annual E-Newsletter
MLEF's Annual Newsletter has gone electronic! MLEF's 2021-22 impact for Moorhead Schools is outlined in our e-Newsletter, here. To sign up for our emails, simply subscribe to the button at the end of the email. GO SPUDS!
Spud Scholars Announced for 2022
On Wednesday, MLEF presented 88 graduating MHS seniors with over $100,000 in Spud Scholarships, as well as 4 Post-Secondary scholarship awards to MHS Alumni currently pursuing their degrees! Awardees and the named scholarships that they won will be published in an upcoming edition of The Extra.
Many scholarships are awarded directly by the foundation with help from our annual Phonathon. Others are funded by individuals, families/memorials, MHS class reunions and businesses/organizations in the community. We thank these entities for the investment made in the continued education pursued by our Moorhead students.
Congratulations to our 2022 Spud Scholars!
Tonight's announcement of the 2021 Spud Scholars originally aired on Spuds.Tv. We thank them for their help in promoting these stellar students! Congratulations to this year's Spud Scholars and thank you to the many businesses and donors that make these scholarships possible!
The virtual award ceremony can also be viewed here: https://youtu.be/vOMKWbq6qQU
Scholarships are made possible by generous donors, businesses, and MLEF's annual Phonathon in March. Find out more about the Phonathon by watching the video below:
Two Moorhead foundations merge to better serve students and Moorhead Area Public Schools
Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation and Moorhead Area Education Foundation are joining forces in supporting Moorhead’s schools and students. In July 2019, each board of directors voted unanimously to merge as one entity, called Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation.
MAEF has primarily provided graduating seniors with scholarships and teachers with grants through funding from endowed funds. MSLF has been providing teacher grants within Moorhead Schools and holding fundraising events to pay for snack/milk breaks for current elementary students in the district. Together, the newly merged board of directors aims to address the needs of students in grades K-12 and beyond, while also supporting the staff and facilities of Moorhead Area Public Schools.
MAEF President Lisa Staiger said, “Together we can do more for the students and teachers of Moorhead Public Schools. Our goals are bigger, and we believe our reach will be higher now that we have merged to form Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation.”
The announcement of the merger was made at the Moorhead Schools all-staff assembly on Aug. 26. The merged foundation’s first joint event will be the SpudTacular Gala, with entertainment by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, on Oct. 5. Tickets and sponsored tables are available for purchase at www.MoorheadLegacy.org.
Photo: Lisa Staiger, Janelle Leiseth and Rob Bye announce the merger of the two education foundations to the assembly of Moorhead Area Public Schools employees on Aug. 26. The new Moorhead Legacy Education Foundation board will have 12 members under the executive leadership of Janelle Leiseth, Chair; Lisa Staiger, Vice Chair; Heidi Gregoire, Secretary; and Pete Larson, Treasurer.