The Monticello Area Education Foundation is committed to benefiting students by supporting, enriching, and enhancing educational opportunities; and strengthening community involvement in the Monticello CUSD #25, by supporting educational initiatives for which other funding is not readily available.

2018-2019 MAEF Board of Directors

Becky Mesplay ( President )

Steve Tenhouse (Secretary)

Kevin Steffes (President Elect)

Matt Krumtinger (Treasurer)

Danielle Anderson

Erica Bryant

Brian Fulton

Jennifer Neef

Pat Sanders

Debbie Strater

Darcy Thomas

Vic Zimmerman (ex-officio)

Sara Wade

Pam Walsh

Diana Wilkin (Past President)

Allison Witt

Contact MAEF

P.O. Box 473

Monticello, IL 61856

maef@sages.us

Our programs would not be possible without our generous donors! Ways you can donate include:

  • Use Amazon Smile while making online purchases.
  • Include MAEF in your end of the year giving for Giving Tuesday.
  • Participate in our "Making Cents" campaign whenever a letter is mailed to you.
  • Write a check to MAEF and mail to

P.O. Box 473

Monticello, IL 61856

Thank you for your donations!


MAEF Flocking Fundraiser

For the low price of $25, you can flock a friend’s yard with MAEF’s purple and gold flamingo flock! Flamingos will enjoy their new home for a few days before flying to their next homes.


Funds raised will be used for MAEF’s programs such as scholarships, summer tutoring, classroom grants, and the summer library program.


Flocking will start August 20th.


Thank you for supporting MAEF, our students, and our schools!


Flamingo Flock - $25 Donation


Note: Flamingos are not allowed to flock on public property or apartment complexes.