MPCS Foundation


The MPCS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that raises money for our school. When parents or community members give to the MPCS Foundation, their donation can be eligible for a tax deduction.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the Foundation raised approximately $46,000 through the Fun Run and $38,000 during the Annual Give. We are excited to see how much will be able to raise at the April Auction this year!

With these funds, the Foundation is able to:

  • Aid professional development and training for our faculty
  • Support our Waldorf-inspired classrooms and curriculum
  • Provide grant matching and funds for capital improvements to our campus

How Can YOU Help?

By financially supporting the Fun Run, Annual Give, and Auction, and assisting in successfully running these events/campaigns, you can help ensure the financial security of our school and enhance the arts-based education available to our community.

Do you have experience with (or a desire to learn about) grant writing, capital campaigns, accounting, database management, or tax/legal guidance for 501(c)(3) organizations? If you do and you’d like to help, please contact The Foundation has five board members, and we are always looking for additional help with our fundraising efforts.

Current Meeting Agenda

Foundation Agenda 3.9.20

*Will be posted 48 hours before the next meeting.

Meeting Minutes

You may review past meeting minutes here:

Mountain Phoenix Community School Foundation is a 501 (C3) non-profit and the Tax ID is 45-3687181.

2019-2020 Foundation Board

President, Tammy Anander
Vice President, Keith Gantenbein
Treasurer, Stuart Siffring
Members at large: Mandy Jeffries (Auction chair), Maura Fletcher (Fun Run Chair), Renee Lockhart (Annual Give Chair)
GC Rep: Carla Mead

MPCS Foundation Board Members

Tammy Anander

Tammy Anander


I am happy to be a part of the Foundation, it plays such an important role at our school. My husband teaches in the middle school and we have 2 children who attend MPCS. I am very committed to the success of our school. We have been at the school since 2011 when the Wheat Ridge campus opened and are so happy to have found such a wonderful community to be a part of.

I was the marketing co-chair for 2 years and have volunteered in both of my children’s classrooms. My professional experience ranges from public involvement to bookkeeping and project controls, all for a large scale engineering firm where I currently specialize in safety management and analysis. I am also the accountant for a small consulting firm and I have my own photography company. My formal education is in fine arts and business and public administration.

Carla Mead

Carla Mead

GC Rep

As a Mountain Phoenix parent, I am passionate about our school, our community, and our children. I am honored to be able to serve on the Foundation and look forward to helping make the best decisions to grow responsibly and in the best interests of our families. I have been part of the MPCS community since the Wheat Ridge campus opened in 2011. I am a proud product of the Jefferson County public school system and have lived in Wheat Ridge since 2002.

My experience includes volunteering for the MPCS Auction the past three years, and two years of serving as a MPCS classroom parent representative. Prior to volunteering at MPCS, I served on the board of the Wilmore-Davis Elementary PTA, and have ample work experience in the technical writing, marketing, and
business management fields.