MBCS Foundation Board

Foundation Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to support the work and programs of the Monterey Bay Charter School and to build a new school facility.  

Foundation History

The Monterey Bay Charter School Foundation (the  Foundation), formed in 2010 to provide fundraising support  for  the Monterey Bay Charter School (MBCS or the  School), a  Waldorf-inspired, public school chartered by the  Monterey  County Office of Education in 2006, serving students throughout  Monterey County.  The Foundation’s services to the School include:

  • researching and outlining a fundraising structure for the School; planning and conducting fundraising and donor acquisition programs for the School;

  • preparing and submitting private and government grant applications on behalf of and in cooperation with the School;

  • identifying and nurturing relationships with potential donors;

  • engaging in development and solicitation of funding and other resources to support the educational purposes of the School;

  • building a new school facility in a location that is central to all Monterey County students.

A detailed Memorandum of Understanding exists between the Foundation and the School, outlining the roles, responsibilities, and accountability for each entity.  The Memorandum of Understanding ensures that the Foundation and School maintain separate fiscal identities while at the same time working toward the common goal of supporting the School and its curriculum.

Please click go to “The New School Project” page for details on the project.

Foundation Board

Mark Cohan, Chair    

Shirmaine Jones, President