Who We Are
The mission of the MACS Education Foundation is to provide essential funds to equip our principals and encourage our teachers so they can educate our students for a life based on Catholic values and academic success.
Your Dollars At Work
Over the past two decades, the MACS Education Foundation has raised approximately $7 million to equip our principals, encourage our teachers, and educate our students.
You Can Help
Share your time, talent, and treasure to help equip, encourage, and educate our principals, teachers, and students.
Generation Z brings a voice to the Silent Generation
Betsy DesNoyer, a teacher at St. Gabriel, created a program that enriches the lives of both her students and the elderly. Five times throughout the year, her students make the journey to Plantation Estates, a retirement community in Matthews, and brighten not only the days of those living there, but also their own.
Can You Hear Me Now?
How many times have you been asked the question, “Are you listening?” It was almost a fixture in most of our childhoods, but it has somehow managed to follow us into our adult lives. The question of listening is justifiable, though, as the process of to hearing, perceiving, and interpreting sound is the absolute most important and valuable tool for language and learning. Verbal directions are a part of everyday life for both adults and children, and appropriate behavior, social interaction, and academic success all stem from the ability listen to, give out, and carry out verbal directions. MACS teachers Ms. Little and Ms. Horton of St. Ann’s recognized this, and in 2013, applied for a $6,000 Grant for Educational Excellence for a program to enhance their students’ ability to listen: HearBuilder.
Students take a bite out of Raspberry Pi
Greg Tucker, after retiring twice from engineering, became a teacher at Charlotte Catholic High School and introduced the school to an impressive engineering curriculum in 2012.
Now, two years later, engineering is still as hands-on for Tucker as it was when he first introduced the program.
“I wanted a free-form class using new technology,” he says.
He got it. Thanks to the MACS Education Foundation, Tucker was the recipient of a $2,500 Grant for Educational Excellence that allowed him to introduce his students and the school to the Raspberry Pi.