About MEF

MEF supports:

  • Alhambra High School
  • Martinez Junior High
  • John Muir Elementary
  • John Swett Elementary
  • Las Juntas Elementary
  • Morello Park Elementary
  • Vicente/Briones
  • Martinez Early Childhood Preschool




MEF is a broadly based, nonprofit community organization, with a volunteer board working exclusively to secure and allocate contributions for the benefit of the students in the Martinez Unified School District.

MEF Reaches goal in 2004



In the Fall of 1982, the inability of the Martinez Unified School District to fund an innovative classroom project at the junior high school sparked a search for supplemental funds. The Board of Trustees directed the Superintendent to explore the possibility of establishing an education foundation in Martinez.

A steering committee was formed to look into the feasibility of establishing a foundation to provide funds for various classroom projects. They met monthly, reviewed what other communities were doing, and recommended that an education foundation be formed in Martinez. In August of 1983, the Martinez Education Foundation held its first meeting.

MEF is a separate and independent entity from the Martinez Unified School District. All funds raised by MEF are distributed or invested in the Legacy Fund account at MEF’s sole discretion by a majority vote of the MEF Board of Directors.  MEF is an IRS 501(c)(3) Organization, Federal Tax ID No: 68-0031693.

Board of Directors

Rochelle Badgley, President

Cheryl Vereschagin, Vice-President

Bobbi Horack, Secretary

Diane Beck, Treasurer

Dylan Radke

Jennifer Clauson

Jack Funk

Mike Beck

Martha Morin

Larry Lippow

Carol Sullivan

John Dodd

Shannon Wurth