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Our students need you!

With 20% more, your support will help fill long-unmet needs for our children at Thrasher Elementary, Nolan Elementary and Signal Mountain Middle/ High School!

Our students need you!

YOU are an important piece of the big picture for our students and schools! Join us as we pursue educational excellence beyond what public funding provides for the 2500 public school children in our community. 

Every amount makes a difference, with your investment meeting needs at Nolan Elementary, Thrasher Elementary and Signal Mountain Middle/ High School, including 13 teacher salaries funded for 2020-21. Help us reach 100% participation this year with your one-time or monthly gift!

In 2020, here's how you can invest in our schools:

  • If you have never invested, start with a gift of $20.
  • Sign up to be a monthly donor at $20/month or more.
  • Increase your current annual or monthly gift by 20%.
  • Help grow the MEF endowment by 20%. Gifts to the endowment are doubled thanks to a donor match.
  • Spread the word and help us broaden our donor base by at least 20%.

The Impact You Make Through MEF


One on one tutoring at every grade level
One-on-one tutoring in reading and math at elementary level, and in every subject for grades 6-12


Teachers funded at 3 schools
Fantastic experiences in Art, Technology and STEM for elementary students


Students benefit from MEF funding
100% of Signal Mountain public school students benefit from MEF-funded teachers and resources


ACT for 19% of first-time-testers
19% of students with a score of 30 or above on their first ACT test because of practice testing and feedback

Dash & Bash 2020

To our wonderful MEF supporters:
To protect the health and safety of our community, in compliance with official guidelines regarding large gatherings, and in recognition of the myriad continued uncertainties at this time, we will not be able to hold Dash & Bash on April 17 as planned.
While we are disappointed, we remain hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to reschedule for a future date to hold this fantastic community event to raise funds for our much-loved schools.
We so appreciate all of our generous volunteers, sponsors, supporters, school families and staff, and wish you all the best of health and safety during this unprecedented time. We will share further information as it becomes available.
If you already purchased DAB items or race registrations, you have the opportunity to convert that to a tax-deductible donation or you may request a refund by emailing
With you, we remain deeply committed to our 2500 children.
MEF team and Board

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Thank You MEF Donors!

It’s the MEF donors – YOU – that make our Signal Mountain schools great. Watch the video to see why, then click the button to join us!

Signal Mountain is Known For Great Schools

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Many families move here for that reason. The fact of fantastic education in our community is well known, but the history behind it is not. It began in 1991 and was driven by successive groups of parent and community leaders, collectively referred to as Founders.

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