for the love of community
Confident that a committed group of individuals can make a difference, local citizens established the MENTONE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION (MERF) in 1993. A (501.c3) non profit organization, MERF continues to dedicate itself to enhancing the quality of life in our community by capitalizing on available resources.
The Center for all things MERF
Our Community House
MERF’s first project was the purchase of the COMMUNITY HOUSE – a center for diverse programs serving people of all ages and walks of life. Older people gather there during the day, where they can socialize over lunch or help children with homework. In turn, these children benefit from the love and wisdom of their mentors.
composed of local educators, merchants and parents
Our Board of Directors
Sarah Wilcox | Executive Director
Terri Beth Perkins
More About MERF
Support of MERF has been rich and varied. Local business, camps, churches, and scout have generously donated time and energy, while local artisans, carpenters, musicians, storytellers and senior citizens have offered their time and talent.
The directors of MERF invite you to join their efforts toward enhancing the quality of life in our community by capitalizing on available resources. MERF welcomes support in terms of expertise and skills as well as financial contributions in the form of grants and other charitable gifts.
The ultimate goal of MERF is to harness and direct the valuable resource of opportunity... to build a healthy, vital, forward-looking community.
Financial Support, Lend Us Your Skills, Grants
Please Help Us Carry On the Good WorkSupport MERF
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