MEF organizes fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for Mountainside school grants. We encourage all community members to attend our events and support Mountainside schools at the same time.

Upcoming Fundraising Events


Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 8th Grade Outstanding Character Award!

The Mountainside Education Foundation is once again proud to offer the MEF Outstanding Character Award to a graduating 8th grade Deerfield student.  The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated a continuing commitment to character and self-development, and to emphasize the importance that these attributes play in a child’s growth to adulthood.  The core principles of the MEF Outstanding Character Award Program are:

  • Courage: Taking risks and following your conscience.
  • Integrity: Being truthful and trustworthy to oneself and others.
  • Responsibility: Conveying an attitude of commitment and conviction.
  • Concern: Demonstrating compassion and a caring attitude toward others. 

Nominations for the award may come from teachers, school staff, coaches, scout leaders or any member of the Mountainside Community, who is not related to the nominee. The award And $250 will be presented to the recipient at the Deerfield Graduation ceremony on June 19, 2019. Click here for the nomination form: Outstanding Character Award Nomination Form-2019