The Madeira Schools Foundation was founded on July 20, 1984 by a group of enthusiastic parents and community members who had worked to make the high school’s outdoor track a reality. As time passed they recognized the need to assist the district in achieving its goals for continued quality education.


The Foundation sponsors an annual fundraising auction, which over the years has become an entertaining social event for Madeira. In the past 20 years the MSF Auction has raised over $2 million. The proceeds from the auction have been used to pay for such things as student scholarships, computer hardware and software, athletic facilities, a new STEAM classroom at the elementary school, Annual Day of Service transportation, new seats for the high school’s auditorium, theatre arts program, science lab building, equipment and much, much more.


The Madeira Schools Foundation Distinguished Awards program was designed to honor and recognize individuals who, along with additional criteria, made significant contributions to society, exhibited leadership qualities, and represented a positive role model to others.

Throughout the year, The Madeira Schools Foundation accepts nominations for the Distinguished Staff and Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Awards program. Award recipients are honored at a special awards luncheon each spring.

2023-2024 Board of Trustees:

President: Mike Miller, c/o ’97
Ex-Officio: Michelle Cates, c/o ’92            Vice President: Michael Lind
Secretary: Niki Cloran, c/o ’03                   Treasurer: Steve Soper c/o ’76
Director: Mindi Hilgeman
Superintendent: Kenji Matsudo
Trustees: Dennis Blackwelder c/o ’04, Ralph Blackwelder c/o ’86, Jr, Scott Blackwelder c/o ’92, Scott Brock, Brian Busken, Sofia Caldwell c/o ’01, Natalie Grendel, Kate Junger, Jenny Keighley, Alyssa Krupinski, Kelly Linch, Susanna Max, Andrea Maxwell, Nancy McCarthy, Holly Meadows, Brad Meeks, Jen Mohamed, Adam Moyer, Tyler Opichka, Jen Rockell, Megan Scholle, Meredith Smith-Camp, Rebekah Singh, Jason Tucker, Lindsay Weinkam