The Mason Schools Foundation funds innovative programs that help take all Mason students Above & Beyond.
During the Mason City School district's period of tremendous growth, Ken and Joan Campbell generously donated funds in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary for the district to leverage into something more to help all Mason students. In 2008, a team of residents, parents, business leaders and school officials came together to leverage the Campbell's initial gift into what is now the Mason Schools Foundation (MSF); an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a resident-driven board of directors.
Since its inception, the Mason Schools Foundation has funded grants and innovative programs to help create extraordinary learning experiences in our schools. The Foundation has played an integral role in helping the district through times of rapid growth and massive changes in education by funding grants to enable great programs such as personalized learning environments across all buildings, the MHS Mason Fabrication Lab, laser cutting in engineering and design at MMS, Author Visits, STEAM and STEM Labs at MI and ME and the MECC dream launch pads., just to name a few. MSF funds grants in every building that take our schools Above & Beyond. Since our inception, we have funded nearly $1,000,000 of grants in the Mason City School District.