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The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) is a community driven fundraising organization, which supplements state funding for programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Manhattan Beach. Donations to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) have allowed the Foundation to grant nearly $5.8 million to MBUSD schools for the 2016-2017 school year. In all, donations pay the salaries of 70 educators – a cost that’s a significant part of our School District’s budget – at the seven public schools in Manhattan Beach.


At Pennekamp Elementary, the MBEF grants pay for small class sizes; physical education with our PE teacher, Mr. Newman; hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities with our science specialist Ms. Holton; valuable time with our librarian Ms. Barbara; our technology specialist, Ms. Gabreski; opportunities for growth for all levels with reading specialist Ms. Vogel; music with Ms. Cavallero, Mr. Nail and Ms. Watson, and so much more.



Watch our Annual Appeal video here.

Find out more about how we help our schools here.

Educate yourself on California school financing issues here.

Learn more here about our school district.

Ask your site rep(s) about MBEF  Anna Bargagliotti.


MBEF relies on donations to make the grants possible. Please consider a meaningful gift per child per school year. The suggested donation is $1500 per child.

Pledge or Donate today. There are options for setting up monthly installments for your donation or even donating stock.


Request an MBEF Yard Sign to demonstrate your support to friends and neighbors.

Proudly display your magnet on your car once you receive it in the mail acknowledging your donation.

Volunteer to be an ambassador to MBEF.

Like our MBEF Facebook page. We post lots of educational articles, events around town and more.


For more information on MBEF, please go to or call 310-303-3342.