Kiddo! Thermometers Track Kiddo! 2015 Campaign Progress

District Partners

School Partners

December 2015

Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, has placed its distinctive red and yellow thermometers around town to highlight progress toward fulfilling its obligation of $3.1 million for the 2015-2016 school year.

As the primary fundraising partner for the Mill Valley School District, serving five elementary schools plus Mill Valley Middle School – about 3,300 total students, Kiddo! funds all art, music, dance, drama and poetry programs for the district. Kiddo! also funds classroom and library aides, physical education programs, technology needs, teacher grants, and professional development. Funds are raised through Kiddo!’s Annual Campaign, Business Partnerships, Endowment, and special events.

“Our great local public schools are a big part of why Mill Valley is such a special place to live,” said Bill Lampl, Kiddo!’s Executive Director. “The arts are part of the core curriculum in Mill Valley,” added Lampl. “None of these programs would exist without private contributions.”

Limited state funding and the addition of transitional Kindergarten classrooms make contributions from our local community the key to maintaining a complete education in Mill Valley’s public schools. Parents and local businesses have already contributed $2.6 million this year. Kiddo! now asks the greater Mill Valley community to join this effort by making a contribution to Kiddo! before December 31, 2015.

“Everyone understands the value of a well-rounded arts education, to bring out the best in the kids. Some of our most committed donors don’t even have students in the district. It’s an investment in our community,” said Lampl.

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at or mailed to 409 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley, 94941. Kiddo! also accepts donations of appreciated stock, real estate, cars, and life insurance premiums, all of which have the potential to provide significant tax deductions for the donor.

For more information, please contact the Kiddo! office at (415) 389-7789 or visit the Kiddo! website at

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