MPCS Foundation


The MPCS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that raises money for our school.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the Foundation raised approximately $46,000 through the Fun Run and $38,000 during the Annual Give. Our Spring Auction, which was delayed until August and changed to a virtual event due to COVID-19, raised over $30,000.

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 11.09.20

*Will be posted 48 hours before the next meeting.

Meeting Minutes

You may review past meeting minutes here:

Tax Information

When parents or community members give to the MPCS Foundation, their donation can be eligible for a tax deduction. Mountain Phoenix Community School Foundation is a 501 (C3) non-profit and the Tax ID is 45-3687181.

MPCS Foundation Board Members

Tammy Anander

Tammy Anander

2020-2021 Foundation President

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.

Stuart Siffring

Stuart Siffring

2020-2021 Treasurer

Photo and Bio Coming Soon

Carla Mead

Carla Mead

2020-2021 MPCS Foundation, GC Rep

2020-2021 MPCS Governing Council, Secretary
2020-2021 MPCS Foundation, GC Rep

Carla and her husband, Monte, have been part of the MPCS community since the Wheat Ridge campus opened in 2011. This is their first year not having a student enrolled the school — their youngest (part of MPCS’s first Kindergarten class) is now a freshman at Lakewood High School. Their oldest — attended MPCS 3rd through 6th grades — is in his junior year at Denver School of the Arts.

This is Carla’s third year on the Governing Council, second year as Secretary. Board work has included co-chairing the School Accountability, Personnel, and Fundraising committees plus helping draft the school’s 2020-2025 Charter Renewal with the district. Carla has also served on the MPCS Foundation board since 2014, helping the school coordinate several successful fundraising events and campaigns during her tenure.

Carla is a proud Jeffco graduate and an active member of the Wheat Ridge community, serving on several local committees. After receiving a B.A. in English from CSU, Carla spent more than a decade in the technical communications, database marketing, and advertising fields.

Mandy Jeffries

Mandy Jeffries

Member at Large and Annual Auction Chair

Photo and Bio Coming Soon