Translating management skills from the private sector have been key to Kiddo!’s continuing evolution and growth.
Kiddo!’s continuing growth and success is a reflection of our outstanding leadership at every level.
What Is Kiddo!?
Our Vision, Mission & Purpose
VisionOur children are a community treasure. Our vision is to inspire children to reach their full potential by funding arts education and other vital programs.
MissionKiddo! supports quality educational programs in the arts and other areas for all children in partnership with the Mill Valley School District. As concerned citizens, committed parents and advocates for educational excellence, we raise funds, gather resources and act as a catalyst to involve the community in supporting public education. We celebrate the importance, value and achievement of our students, teachers and schools.
PurposeKiddo!’s core purpose is to provide funding for comprehensive arts programs in vocal and instrumental music, visual art, dance, drama and poetry for children in the Mill Valley School District. In collaboration with the school district, Kiddo! also supports other vital programs that benefit the needs of all students. Kiddo! serves as the Mill Valley School District’s primary nonprofit fundraising organization, is accountable to donors, and adheres to the core values of equity, responsibility and quality as the guiding criteria for all recommendations, decisions and policies. Learn more about how to donate to Kiddo! ➜.
Board of Directors / Advisors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers from each of the six schools in the Mill Valley School District, as well as one teacher each from K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th grades. In addition, the Kiddo! Executive Director, the MVSD Superintendent, the MVSD Director of Curriculum, a school Principal, and one member of the MVSD School Board of Trustees attend meetings and advise the Kiddo! Board. Board meetings are held monthly when school is in session.
Our 26 board members work together throughout the school year to ensure the financial health of Kiddo!, to manage our 11+ active committees, and to support Kiddo!’s vision of helping Mill Valley school children reach their full potential. Board meeting minutes are recorded by the board Secretary and approved by board members; Board minutes are independently audited annually. In addition, Board minutes can be viewed, by appointment, in the Kiddo! office with the Executive Director and/or a board member. Meet The Board ➜