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Support Foundation 51- Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

posted Dec 20, 2017, 5:19 AM by Tammy Tarling

Dear MSAD 51 Community Members,

The holiday season reminds us of the generous spirit of our community.  It is with awe, that we watch parents, teachers, business owners, grandparents, retirees, and students volunteer countless hours to a variety of causes throughout the year.

Established nearly 20 years ago, the Foundation 51 Board of Directors is comprised of a group of dedicated members who strive to promote educational excellence within our schools.  It is on the shoulders of those who came before us that the board is energized to push on to new heights in 2018.  Through educational, innovative, and often just simple, compassionate ideas brought to us by individuals like you, we are implementing amazing acts of change.

In these 20 years, we have funded over $500,000 in educational grants exclusively for MSAD 51 students. The STEM program was launched with funding support from Foundation 51. We have partnered with the PTO to support the Parent University program providing programs to educate parents on issues of importance ranging from technology, to anxiety, to bullying. Classroom equipment has been fundedby various grants to aid children who struggle with focus allowing a more effective learning environment. Our pride and passion in this organization is palpable.

As you consider your year-end giving to non-profit organizations, we ask you to give some thought to Foundation 51, a 501(c)3 option.  We are a 100% volunteer board, so your contribution goes toward supporting future opportunities and all it takes to make them happen. 

Our own little Shangri-La of 47 square miles and roughly 10,000 people has an overabundance of kindness, compassion, and generosity.  Thank you for being part of this community. If you wish to give a tax-deductible contribution in any amount, you may do so in either of the following ways.


  1. Online by going to www.foundation51.org and clicking the ‘Donate’ button.
  2. Send a check, payable to “Foundation 51” to P.O. Box 545, Cumberland, ME 04021.


You may e-mail questions or to ask for assistance toInfo@foundation51.org or to the Board President, Carla O’Sullivan at  Carla@foundation51.org

The entire Board of Directors wishes you a kind and gentle holiday season.  May 2018 only see your hands reach out in friendship, never in need. 

Warm Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year,

     The Foundation 51 Board