2023 – Christmas Jingle Bell Run

We have opened registration for our 3rd Annual Merry Maverick Jingle Bell Run (and we already have a few registrations!).

The registration link can be found here: Jingle Bell Run Registration Sign up

We are also needing sponsors for the event. I have attached a letter that can be sent out and will also paste it below! Please feel free to register as a sponsor or send to anyone who you think might be interested in sponsoring 🙂

Dear Friends,

It is time for the 3rd Annual Merry Maverick Jingle Bell 5K and 1-mile Fun Run! The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Telegraph Park. The event will begin on the north side of the Harrison County Courthouse.

Originating in 2011, the Marshall Education Foundation has been able to award educators of Marshall ISD $468,954.95 in grants to be used in their classrooms. These grants go toward projects and extended learning activities that benefit students. As an event sponsor, you will be a partner in this incredible opportunity.

If you or your business would like to sponsor this event, click on the link below to be directed to the Sponsor Registration Form:

Sponsorship Sign up and Information

*If you have any issues accessing the link, please contact Hannah Luce (hannah.luce@outlook.com) or 903.407.9366.

The Marshall Education Foundation appreciates your time and we look forward to partnering with you!


Hannah Luce

Marshall Education Foundation

Merry Maverick Jingle Bell Run Coordinator

Big Mav Give 2018

Big Mav Give 2018

Please won’t you be a part of something great!

The Big Mav Give is designed to give you the opportunity to join us as we seek to assist our teachers to educate and empower our children!  We need your help in order to make this happen!  Last year more than $50,000 in grants were given to Marshall ISD Teachers to improve student learning, in areas such as new instruments, innovative seating arrangements and technology to enhance the classroom effectiveness of our teachers!  To continue this terrific response we would ask.

Won’t you be a part of this great effort to give our teachers additional resources to continue making a difference in our children’s lives!


  •  Founded in 2012, the MEF has raised over $250,000. Grants are awarded each year to the teachers & staff of MISD.
  •  Grants go straight to classrooms. They assist teachers in accomplishing classroom goals.
  •  The MEF funds 100% of Maverick University (College Credit classes taught at MHS) through generous donations.
  •  The MEF is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax exempt.
  •  The MEF is an all-volunteer organization.
  •  The MEF hosts the MHS Top 10% Banquet each year. This banquet highlights the Top 10% of the MHS senior class & a teacher that has made a difference to each student.
  •  We raise money through a variety of fundraisers including The Big Mav Give, The Maverick Mile Color Run & the Back the Mavs Night.


Join us in supporting Marshall ISD teachers by donating to the Marshall Education Foundation! We’re looking 100 to give $100!

Or if you’re more comfortable mailing a check:
Marshall Education Foundation
P.O. Box 8303
Marshall, Texas 75671


Grant Applications Set a New Record

Great News Grant Applications to the Marshall Education Foundation Set a New Record

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Marshall Education Foundation Receives a record number of Grant Applications for the 2017/2018 School Year!

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This year the Marshall Education Foundation has a great problem, such as.  One hundred and forty five grant applications were received for the 2017/2018 school year!  This exceeds previous application totals by nearly 300%, because of this,  “We are excited to partner with teachers to improve student learning this year!”  When asked about the increase in grant applications and funding, Hill replied “I believe we spent a lot of time in front of teachers this year getting them informed and simplifying the application process!”  As well, “Our board worked tirelessly from promoting and soliciting donations this year.  We had Merry Maverick Movie Night, the Homecoming Back the Mav’s event, even a bucket truck to bail out the High School principal!  These along with the May donor drive came together to make it the best fundraising year ever.”

 MEF Plans to give a Record amount in Grants for the 2017/2018 School Year of $50,817!

Because of this fantastic response we are looking forward to awarding a new record of $50,817 in grant requests this year to MISD Teachers!  This phenomenal response is due to the generous contributions of the community and tireless work of volunteers.

While in years past the Foundation has given up to $25,000 dollars to assist students and teachers.  Grants have funded everything from reading materials, technology, classroom furniture, and specialized niches and cubbies to improve student learning.  Teachers are eligible to apply for grants annually to assist them increase involvement and improve outcomes for their learners.  The Foundation encourages innovative ideas and projects to make a difference in student lives.

The Marshall Education Foundation exists to improve student learning in Marshall Independent School District.  The Foundation seeks to achieve this by providing innovative and targeted micro-grants to improve classroom learning.  Typical grants are between $500 and $1500 dollars annually.

Finally, wouldn’t you like to help us improve student learning in Marshall Independent School District today?


Donate Today


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Help out a Mav and Donate Today!

Help us to Help a Mav!  Why is donating to the Marshall Education Foundation important?  What does that money go for?  How does it help our community?  I’m so glad you asked.  Dr. Jerry Gibson shares about the importance of funding for the Marshall Education Foundation and the Teacher Education Grants that make up the largest bulk of our annual giving.  A few of Marshall’s teachers also share about the grants they have received in the past and speak to what that money means for them, their classrooms and most importantly the children of Marshall ISD.

Would you consider Donating Today to the Marshall Education Foundation to make a better tomorrow for our students today?


Click to Donate Securely via PayPal online today!

  • What is the Money For?

  • To Turn Great Ideas into Reality

  • Empower Teachers so they may Empower our Children

  • To Encourage and Motivate New Leaders

  • Create a Positive Learning Environment 

Christmas Raffle is Here

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Christmas 1 2 3 drawing

Support our Faculty and Students in Marshall ISD.

Christmas 1,2,3 Drawing

Raffle to be held Dec 14th

Purchase your ticket for $5 from a MEF Board Member or 5 Tickets are just $20.  You may also email nancy@backthemavs.com.

Our Christmas 1,2,3 Drawing is here!! Tickets are $5 a piece or 5 tickets for $20.

Prizes include

  • $250 Gift Card-Ellis Pottery
  • $200 Gift Card-Deborah’s Boutique
  • Christmas Wreath-Jeff Floyd
  • Gift Card-Rainbow Floral
  • $150 Gift Card-Super 1
  • Gift Card-R & R Bakery
  • Gift Card-Cajun Tex
  • Gift Card-VIP Nails
  • Gift Basket from Bear Creek Smokehouse
  • Christmas Goodies-Marshall Education Foundation
  • 3 hours of gift wrapping-Marshall Education Foundation


Let us know and we will deliver tickets to you!!

Marshall Education Foundation Hosts Reunion Fundraiser

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Back the Mavs

Back the Mavs

MEF will be sponsoring a Reunion for the Class of 1990 State Football Champions

The Marshall News Messenger covers the event!

6:00PM Oct 10 at Charlie’s Backyard Bar

Tickets are $40 and all funds go to supporting our MISD students and teachers with active grants to improve their educational experience!

The foundation is set to host a fundraising event at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Charlie’s Backyard Bar with members of the 1990 Marshall High School Maverick state football championship team and coaches.

“We will recognize the 1990 Maverick state champions and have various food items as well as a silent auction and possibly a live auction,” the foundation’s Executive Director Nancy Fessler said Wednesday.


Marshall Education Foundation Receives a Gift

Marshall Education Foundation Receives a Gift:

ContentGuard Makes a Sizable “Investment”

Recently “Plano headquartered ContentGuard made a sizeable (sp) “investment” into the students of Marshall ISD on Tuesday through a donation to the Marshall ISD Education Foundation.” from the Marshall News Messenger


The Marshall Education Foundation was proud to receive this gift that will assist the foundation in the goal of enriching student lives and providing necessary tools, resources and support to our classroom staff, teachers and administrators as they seek to educate our future.

Marshall Education Foundation Receives Gift
Marshall Education Foundation Receives Gift

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