Grant Applications Are Being Accepted till June 15th 2018

Marshall ISD Teachers, Staff and Administrators!

Do you have a great idea to help your students?  Is that idea designed to assist and foster student learning and better classroom outcomes, results or the classroom environment?  We want to hear from you.  Last year we gave a brand new record of more than $50,000 in grants to teachers and administrators just like you!  This generosity from our community was given to help you make your ideas a reality in the classroom and at your School!

Marshall Education Foundation wants you to apply to receive a grant today!  Don’t miss out the deadline for this year’s submissions is June 15th!

Here is an inspiring story from one of last years grant winners

MISD teachers are making a difference in the lives of their students with the help of the MEF!

Grant recipient instills love of reading in Kindergartners at Price T. Young. With the help of the Marshall Education Foundation, Michelle Bruce, Kindergarten Teacher at Price T. Young, created a Listening Center in her classroom. Over the course of two years, Mrs. Bruce has been able to purchase the CD player device, three sets of headphones, and numerous sets of books. The students listen to the story and follow along in a book which helps them with word recognition, pronunciation, and develops a great foundation as the young students learn to read.

When asked about the listening center, one student replied, “We read every day and we like all the books. We like to read and it’s good to read because you can learn all the stuff and you can know everything in the whole wide world.”

Join us in donating to the MEF through the Big Mav Give! You can use the donate button at the bottom of this post & your donation will go straight to teachers!!

Marshall Education Foundation - A Grant Winner 2017


Top Ten Percent Banquet Dinner 2018

Marshall Education Foundation and Marshall Ford are Proud to Present the 3rd Annual Top Ten Percent Banquet for Marshall High School Graduating Seniors!

Marshall Education Foundation is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Top 10% Banquet to be held at First United Methodist Church on May 15th at 6:30PM!  This banquet serves to highlight the accomplishments of our graduating Seniors who have excelled in their academic careers at Marshall High School!
When: May 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Where: @ First United Methodist Church downtown Marshall

300 E. Houston St. Marshall, TX

Tickets are $15.00 per person

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For tickets call Ruby Pye (318) 669-0542

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


1st Annual Maverick Mile Color Run – Walk

Saturday April 28th 1st Annual Maverick Mile Color Run / Walk

April 28th at 1PM

Marshall High School
1900 Maverick Drive
Marshall, TX  75670

April 28 is gonna be a BLAST! #marshalltx #MEFlovesMarshallkids

Join us for a fun, family friendly, color run!
You can walk, jog or run your way through the safe route beginning at the front of the high school. There will be color stations along the route where you will get doused with color as you go by!

Day of the Event Registration will begin at 12:15 followed by The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 12:45 to start the race!

Pre Registration Deadline – April 24th 2018
$10 per Person – $15 day of the race and after the 24th.
$40 for Families up to 6 people! – $50 day of the race and after the 24th.

Kona Ice will be selling ice at the race as well.


Register Today

Saturday April 28th at 1:00PM
@Marshall High School

Registration for the Annual Event

The Color Run raises funds for the Marshall Education Foundation a 501 3(c) organization benefiting the students of Marshall ISD by providing Micro Grants!

Your participation helps make those happen!

Pre Registration Deadline – April 24th 2018
$10 per Person – $15 afterwards.
$40 for Families up to 6 people! – $50 afterwards



Come Support Marshall Education Foundation at Chilis

Dine for Dollars at Chilis

Benefiting the Marshall Education Foundation!

Chili's Marshall Education Foundation

Feb 21st from 4:00PM till 10:00PM

Be sure to tell your waiter that you are there to Back the Mavs and Marshall Education Foundation!

Let us Know you will be There on Facebook

Download a Flyer Marshall Education Foundation – Chilis Feb 2018

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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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Merry Maverick Movie Night

Merry Maverick Movie Night

  • December 10th at 7:30PM
  • Doors Open at 7:00PM
  • @ Marshall Mavericks Stadium

Featuring – Tom Hanks and the Holiday Classic Polar Express!

All to benefit the Marshall Education Foundation and Grants to improve student learning in Marshall ISD.

Bring your family and watch a movie on the new video board enjoy yourself sit back relax and BELIEVE!

Tickets are $5 per person children 2 and under are free!  All children 12 and under to be accompanied by an Adult

GO Mavericks!

Choose (Merry  Maverick Movie for Designated Fund!)

Help out a Mav Donate Today

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

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.