The Milford Central School Education Foundation (MEF) is a 501c3 non-profit incorporated on January 8, 2009. MEF supports educational opportunity, scholastic achievement and innovative programming in the greater Milford, New York community. Support for MEF is provided through our generous donors and the successful grant-writing initiatives of our dedicated volunteers and students.
There are three main branches of the Foundation:
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (Meaningful Investments for Student Solutions in Our Neighborhood) was founded by high school students from rural upstate New York. They witnessed first hand the need for positive change in the environment, education, and their community.
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. is truly youth-driven!
M.IS.S.I.O.N. students raise money through grants and fund-raisers for projects that align with their funding priorities. They then distribute the funds to organizations that align with their funding priorities through a competitive grant application process.
2020-2021 MEF Directors
Kevin Stevens, President
Beth Brooks, Vice President
Heather VanEssendelft, Secretary
Kristen Stanford, Treasurer
Emily - Student Director
2020-2021 Student Representatives
Conflict of Interest Policy
Richard Bates Scholarship
To recognize a graduating senior who is pursuing higher education in Math or Science. Throughout high school, this student will also have reflected the attributes of Mr. Bates through their involvement in extra curricular activities and service to the Milford community.
In Memory of:
Richard H. Bates was a very special thoughtful person who had devoted much of his energy and skill to his students and to the good of the Milford Central School as a whole. His many students will never forget his help and guidance as a teacher, advisor, and friend.
35 years of Service from 1944 – 1979.
Peter N. Livshin Scholarship
The Peter N. Livshin Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing Humanities and/or Civics and reflects the commitment to and passion for this as demonstrated by retired Superintendent Peter N. Livshin.
On June 30, 2016 Mr. Peter N. Livshin retired as Superintendent of MCS, a position he has held for 19 years. MCS has been privileged to have his strong leadership and service for this remarkable length of time
Superintendent of MCS 1997-2016
Fueling Interest Now - Community Help (FINCH) AWARD
Founded in memory of Mr. William Finch
The Fueling Interest Now - Community Help (FINCH) Award is designed to assist students “follow” their academic or arts interests. Awards can assist a student attending an academic or arts camp
or event that he/she would not otherwise be able to attend without supplemental funding.
The award was founded in memory of William Finch. William "Bill" Finch served on the Milford Central School (MCS) School Board for 12 years. He had four children who graduated from MCS. This award honors his legacy and matters that were important to him - education, music/arts, community service and hard work.