I give because…Director of Development Ellen Francois

For me, there are really two questions contained in the question Why do you give to Mustard Seed School? The first is simply Why do you give? That’s easy to answer. I give because it’s one of the most enjoyable things I can do. I give because I have been the recipient of much grace, […]

Ligia Arias and Diego Alcazar, Parents ’19: why we give

by Ligia Arias and Diego Alcazar, parents ’19 We give to the Mustard Seed Fund because in our own lives, education has been such a powerful and positive influence. There’s nothing more important that we can give to our kids. We want other children and their families to benefit from a Mustard Seed education as […]

What you give: 2017 Annual Partnership Report now available

You and I know that the world’s increasingly complex. No longer is it enough to be academically strong. Students must know how to collaborate. Think creatively. Understand technology.  Implement the engineering design process. Engage with a world that changes moment-by-moment. Our students are learning in a world that’s very different from the one that many […]

“We give because…” Scott and Stephanie Rostan, parents ’19 and ’23

In our own lives, there is no question that education has had a significant and positive impact on the opportunities available to us.  We have also both benefitted personally from attending schools that are well-funded by donors who believe in providing those opportunities to future generations.  These are just a few of the reasons we […]

Flat Postema Gives a Brief History of the Merry Match

  Dear Friends, It’s almost Merry Match time again! This year, the Merry Match is on December 6th, 7th, and 8th. Are you new to Merry Match? Or a veteran of the seven-year history of this challenge? Here is a quick review of the Merry Match for all of us: Support MSS students by making […]

Together, making MSS available for the next generation of thirsty tigers

Preschool boys recently acted out the story of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.” The goal of the Together for Tomorrow Campaign is to make the school sustainable for many generations of thirsty tigers.   The Together for Tomorrow Campaign is an intensive, multi-year fundraising effort to secure gifts and pledges in order to grow […]

Mustard Seed alumni surprise sixth and seventh grade students with new open lockers

It’s official. Our sixth and seventh grade students are more organized and ready for class. And our alumni are the heroes. Through the generosity and support of an alumni-sponsored GoFundMe project, new open lockers arrived in the sixth and seventh grade classrooms right before the start of school. It’s a far cry from the milk […]

What happened at school this summer?

You might imagine that Mustard Seed School is as empty as a ghost town over the summer. It’s true that there aren’t small feet scampering about or the voices of children raised in song. But there’s plenty of activity throughout the building. And plenty of laughter. One of the things that I love about summer at […]

$250,000 gift from entrepreneur Coleman Fung establishes new endowed chair

I am overjoyed to announce that Mustard Seed has received a gift of $250,000 from entrepreneur and philanthropist Coleman Fung. The gift will establish and fund the Coleman Fung Chair for Creativity and Design. The endowed chair will provide an annual budget to further develop the school curriculum in areas that promote creativity, problem-solving, and innovation. This is the […]

You give love. Here’s the video to prove it.

Last Friday we held our annual Building Futures banquet fundraiser.  Our community came together and gave $151,090. These gifts were matched with $150,000 by an anonymous donor. Together, you gave a jaw-dropping $301,090.  “Thanks” doesn’t quite seem to express enough gratitude!  That equals extraordinary opportunities for Mustard Seed students. That equals a lot of LOVE.  If […]