Colfax-Mingo Education Foundation

Partnering with the Colfax-Mingo School District to enhance student experiences.

What we are: The CMEF is a not-for-profit organization which has been aiding the CM school district in areas that regular financing might not be able to cover.  We have 501C(3) status and provide receipts for all donations.

Who we are: Our board consists of current CM staff and community members.

        Current Officers

        President: Shannon Maher

        Vice-President: Judy Sullivan

        Treasurer: Kent Festvog

        Secretary: Jen Synder

What we do: CMEF grants money to staff members for various projects and materials designed to enhance student experiences in the district.  We receive requests from both learning centers.

How are we funded?  The CMEF is funded with donations from Colfax-Mingo residents, both past and present.  Our funding comes directly from fund-raising activities in our community.  We hold an annual pie sale the weekend before Thanksgiving at First State Bank of Colfax.  The pies for this fundraiser are donated by Colfax-Mingo staff members.  We also ask alumni for donations during their alumni banquets.  All donations are tax-deductible.


Past Approved Grants:

Band Instruments (5-12 Band Departments)

Physical Education Equipment (Elementary & High PE Departments)

Cameras (High School Art Department)

Smart Boards (High School Business Dept, Kelcy Brecht (5th grade), Adrienne Flattery (1st grade))

Supplemental Math Books (Middle School Math Department)

Egyptian Presentation (Middle School)

Reading Program Site License (Elementary Reading Teachers)

Risers & Shells (K-12 Music Department)

Laptop Computer (Talented and Gifted Department)

Nook E-Readers (High School English Department)

Student Desks (High School Addition)

If you have questions about the Education Foundation and/or would like to donate, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We meet at 5:30 pm the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Central Office building at 1000 North Walnut in Colfax [south of the Kum n' Go].

Colfax-Mingo Education Foundation

PO Box 52

Colfax, IA  50054


Upcoming Events


03.02.2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


03.02.2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


03.02.2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm