The Arts at MPFS

This campaign ended on April 17, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Media-Providence Friends School by clicking here!

The ARTS abound here at MPFS. Creative exploration, performance, and joyful self-expression are woven into our culture—every day, in all grades, and across the curriculum. Through music, art, and theatre—also integrated into other subjects—students, from 21 school districts and varied backgrounds, look at the world through a different lens, in a different light, and from a different perspective. The arts at MPFS build creativity, confidence, empathy, and agency, along with lifelong practical skills and habits of mind. They develop in them a deep respect for the differences of others that remains with them for the rest of their lives, helping to construct a more tolerant, just, and peaceful world.

In underwriting the arts at MPFS, you would be giving children an opportunity to learn to make just this kind of difference in our world. Our teachers have supplied a wish list of items under each category to enhance our arts programs. We appreciate your support. 

#theArtsatMPFS Campaign Tool Kit


  • Martin Universal Avanti Easels (10)
  • Promethean ActivPanel SmartBoard
  • Kiln Furniture Kit
  • Art Show Display Panels (6)


  • Google Expedition Kits (20)
  • Student headphones Pack of 20 (2)


  • Classroom Listening Centers (2) 
  • Speakers (2)
  • Mixer
  • Microphone Cables (6)


  • Wireless Microphone Systems (5)
  • Equalizer
  • Stage Speakers (2)
  • Sound Board
  • Acoustic Foam


  • SparkFun Sensor Kit (5)
  • SparkFun Essential Sensor Kit (5)
  • SparkFun Inventor's Kit Parts (6)
  • LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit (5)



US Donor Map

Arts Challenge Leaderboard

DesignationDonorsDollarsGoal ($)%
Arts Fund -Wherever it's most needed 45$3,675$1,300282.7%
Art 3$3,150$10,50030.0%
Music 7$1,115$1,80061.9%
Technology in the Arts 4$485$7,2006.7%
Dramatic Arts 3$460$2,70017.0%
Makerspace 2$200$1,50013.3%

Donor affiliations

14% Alumni

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39% Parents

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18% Faculty/Staff

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29% Friends

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Donor list

Herschel Horn
Scott Lombardo
Sherrill Adams
Dana K Severance
Sharon Kukawski
Cecile Gilson
Christine Suplick
Greg Gephart & Michal Hall
Bruce Haines photoBruce Haines
William and Karen Evans
Amy Francis
Ryan Dunne & Susannah Henderson
The Hanson Family
Meagan & Tony Watkins
Maggie and James Crowner
Heidi Rupert Poliafico photoHeidi Rupert Poliafico
Les and Elsie Schafer
Cathy Brady
David Camp
Cabrina Stanek
Kelly and Nat Graham
Kristen Thomas Clarke
Chrissy Pearson
Marci Maisano
Cabrina Stanek
Tracey Jarrell
Tina Martin
Sherry Dougherty
Nino DeProphetis photoNino DeProphetis
Katrina C Rogachevsky
Dawn Greenlaw
Jeffrey Lehrman
Carl Weis photoCarl Weis
Angela Di Maria photoAngela Di Maria
D Gayle Gellerstedt
Michelle Lindenmuth

Cynthia A. McGoff photoCynthia A. McGoff matched $250
An Anonymous Donor matched $2,000
Cynthia McGoff photoCynthia McGoff gave $250 because $250 was donated in 3 days.

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The first 20 people to donate $50 or more will receive an MPFS car magnet.