Manchester Education Foundation


The Manchester Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages and supports the education of the students of the Manchester Local School District, in Summit County, Ohio.

The Foundation strives to encourage and foster education by awarding scholarships to graduating MHS seniors, and by awarding classroom grants to educators of the district.

The Foundation solicits funds through individual and business donations, and through annual community fundraisers.  These funds go directly to support the education of the students of Manchester!

If you are interested in helping with fundraisers or organizational efforts please email for more information.  Thank you!

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Please click the following links for additional info about the Foundation:


Congratulations to the five recipients of the Manchester Education Foundation 2017 scholarship!  Please visit our Scholarships page for more information or to see a picture of our winners.

Classroom Grants

The Foundation has awarded our January 2017 grants to six applicants from Nolley, MMS, and MHS.  Please visit our Classroom Grants page for more details.


Would you like to support education in our community?  We need help from residents of Manchester and alumni of MHS.  Please visit our Donations page to make a tax-deductible donation for the benefit of the students of Manchester.


Our 2nd annual Craft Beer Tasting and Dinner fundraiser was Monday April 3rd 2017.  For details please visit our Fundraisers page!

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Manchester Education Foundation learned of the passing of Zoey Kohler.  Just one year ago MEF was pleased to award Zoey a scholarship to assist in her goal of becoming a pediatric surgeon.  Here is an excerpt from her scholarship application:


“My experience with cancer has given me a unique insight into the medical profession. The doctors that have treated me have inspired me to help children with life threatening diseases so they can have a longer and better life. Having this personal insight and knowledge made me even more passionate about a career in the medical field since I can not only relate on a physical, but also on an emotional level with patients. Helping others through medicine is my aspiration.”


Zoey’s ambition and empathy were inspiring to our Foundation Board, and it was clear to us that she had the ability and drive to succeed.  Our community has been blessed to have such a spirit here to inspire others, and we are confident those who knew her will continue to be driven for many years because of her example.  MEF would like to extend our deepest sympathies at the loss of such a strong, young woman.

Zoey, pictured with MEF Scholarship Chairman Mark Walker, in May 2016


"Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave." -- Peter Brougham
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