The mission of the Mohonasen Foundation for Excellence, Inc. is to promote excellence in education in the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District by generating and distributing financial and other resources to the district for innovative programs that enhance the quality of education by providing educational opportunities for all students, supporting staff development, and promoting school-community partnerships.

The 17th Annual Bill Baker Memorial Golf Tournament was a huge success. Held August 9th at the Pinehaven Country Club where 149 golfers enjoyed beautiful weather, good golf and great food. Thanks to all our sponsors and participants we were able to raise over $17,000 to continue our mission. This was a record year and we look forward to 2022. Special thanks to the staff at Pinehaven for the support and great enthusiasm. Here are some photos of the days event. More photos on Bill Baker Memorial Golf Tournament page.
Opening Ceremony

Mohonasen Class of 1973 Donation to Foundation:
Thank you to the Class of 1973 who held their picnic, in what has become an annual gathering of classmates, at Thatcher Park and their generous donation of $318.58 to the Foundation. Each year this class has donated excess proceeds and donations to the Foundation. We appreciate these donations which help continue our mission.

Foundation Donates $20,000 to District!
The Mohonasen Foundation for Excellence has donated $20,000 to the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District to help support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds received by the district will allow teachers and district officials to purchase items to improve virtual and on-site learning, including computer monitors, cameras, speakers, and personal protective equipment (PPE). These items will support teaching and learning during this difficult time as well as be useful moving forward for years to come. “The Mohonasen Foundation for Excellence believes in the strength and resiliency of the Mohonasen school community,” said Paula Marshman, foundation president. “Knowing that we are in an extraordinary time, the Board of Directors is providing this grant to make an impactful difference to positively benefit the students in our school district.” “We are extremely grateful for the foundation’s continued support of our students and faculty,” said Laurel Logan-King, assistant superintendent for curriculum & instruction. “Since 1998, the foundation has awarded more than $200,000 to the district through grant applications, which help us support innovative programs and address many needs - all of which improve the learning experience of our students.”

Mohonasen Foundation Video

Mohonasen Class of 1973 donates to Foundation:

The Class of 1973 held their 5th annual picnic, 47 years from graduating, at Thatcher Park. Due to Covid-19 pandemic the group was smaller while maintaining social distancing. The class still was able to donate $154.40 which has been sent to the Foundation to support our mission. This is the third year that the class has provided such a generous gift. 

"The class are proud alumni of a school that has provided an exemplary education for decades and we wish to continue the legacy."

Class of 1973 picnic attendees

2019 Bill Baker Memorial Golf Tournament:  This years was the 16th anniversary of this great event and again a great success with beautiful weather for golf and a good time had by all. The event held on July 12, 2019 at Stadium Golf Club was attended by over 100 golfers and excess of 50 sponsors and donors which helped raise over $13,000 in funds to continue the mission of the Foundation by providing grants to teachers and staff for innovative educational opportunities for the students of Mohonasen.

2019 Grant Recipients Recognized: At this years Bill Baker Memorial Golf Tournament the Foundation recognized many of the grant recipients for their initiative and outstanding contribution to the students of the Mohonasen District. In total for 2019, the Foundation awarded $13, 575 in grants to support these initiatives. Below are some of those grant recipients who attended this years event.

2018-2019 Staff Pledge Drive: In our 4th annual Staff Pledge drive we were able to raise $1,580 through the generous donations by staff of the Mohonasen District through payroll deductions.  Funds like this are used to provide support of special programs for our students, such as the concert and workshop by Gaelynn Lea in coordination with TriM Music Honor Society. Check this site out for more information about her: https://violinscratches.com

Mohonasen Class of 1979 donates to Foundation:

The Class of 1979 held their 40th class reunion this summer at Thatcher Park, with many classmates coming great distances to participate. They have donated tot he Foundation $175.00 to be used to further the mission and support the students of Mohonasen. Thanks to this class for their generous donation.