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The Mariners Elementary School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1999 for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the quality education at Mariners Elementary School. The Foundation is guided by an all-volunteer group of parents, faculty and staff and enjoys a broad base of support from the local community.

What do we do?

The Foundation provides funding for school programs & activities that would otherwise not be available to Mariners students. Current programs include:

  • Funds science program through enrichment programs and teacher aides
  • Science lab and lesson materials
  • Full time music teacher for grades 4-6
  • Part time music teacher for K-3
  • Six teacher aides for grades 4, 5 & 6
  • Three teacher aides for extended day Kindergarten
  • A computer lab for technology K-6
  • Networked computers for each classroom for curriculum integration and accelerated math and reading programs
  • Numerous facility improvements

… and much more

Since inception in 1999, the Foundation has provided over $1.5 million in support to Mariners Elementary School as follows:

  • 36% Teacher aides
  • 25% Science teacher and programs
  • 13% Music and art teachers programs
  • 8% Computers and technology
  • 18% Math, reading, facility improvements and other programs

How do we do it?

The Foundation raises funds from the local community and welcomes donations of any kind. The primary fund raising events include:

Fall Fundraiser Event
This is the premier fundraising event for the Foundation and includes food, music and silent auction. This event generates about 50% of the annual funds raised.

Spring Fund Drive and Art Walk
This event is a unique combination of a straightforward request for donations and student art auction generating about 30-40% of annual funds.

Fourth of July Event
This extremely popular event is in conjunction with the City of Newport Beach. The day begins with a bicycle parade down Mariners Drive followed by games and activities at Mariners Park. This event generates about 10% of annual funds.