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 2016-2017 school year, the Foundation raised approximately $135,000 through the Fun Run ($32K), Annual Give ($69K) and the Auction ($34K).

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

*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.

2018-2019 Foundation Board

Dan Dial – President
Tammy Anander- Vice President
Carla Mead – Interim Secretary
Stuart Siffring- Treasurer
Monica Benway- Member at Large
Keith Gatenbein – Member at Large

MPCS Foundation Board Members

Dan Dial

Dan Dial


I’ve been a parent at MPCS for five years now. I have two boys, Max, in third grade, and Jack, in first grade. And I’m looking forward to the next 8 years at the school.

I’ve worked for 18 years with an environmental and consumer non-profit group. I worked for three years in their financial department and for 12 years in the membership department. I think there are several similarities between running a non-profit and working with a school. And I hope my experience and attention to detail will help us make this school a special place for our kids, our teachers, and our community.

My hobbies include hiking, running, and making beer! We have a puppy and six chickens that keep us all busy!

Tammy Anander

Tammy Anander

Vice 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, a daughter in Second Grade and a son in Kindergarten. 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

(Interim) Secretary

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.

Stuart Siffring

Stuart Siffring


Photo and Bio Coming Soon.