Equity in Education Fundin Honor of Mary Jane Burke
Purpose: To honor Mary Jane Burke’s 50 years of service to the children of Marin including 28 years as Marin County Superintendent. By establishing a legacy fund at the Marin Community Foundation, Mary Jane’s vision of equitable opportunities for ALL students lives on for future generations.
Distribution Formula: Historically, SchoolsRule has disbursed funds to each of Marin’s public school foundations based on an equal per-student amount in support of literacy, the arts, technology and health programs. However, distributions from the SchoolsRule Equity in Education Fund will be distributed on a needs-based, weighted disbursement. The Equity in Education Fund distribution amounts will be in addition to the annual grant that each foundation receives on a per-pupil basis.
Structure: The SchoolsRule Equity in Education Fund in Honor of Mary Jane Burke is held as an Organization Fund at Marin Community Foundation. Long term, the fund will function as an endowment where a % of the fund will be distributed annually to support programs in perpetuity. Currently, donors to the fund can opt to designate their donations to be fully distributed this year.