Members of MKA's Parents' Association (PAMKA) gathered together at their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 11 to celebrate a very successful year of community building and fundraising efforts.
Finishing up her last year as PAMKA President, Janice Jacobson thanked the PAMKA Board, members of the 2021-2022 slate, parent volunteers, and the many members of MKA's faculty and staff for their steadfast efforts and ongoing support throughout the past year.
Head of School Nigel D. Furlonge addressed the audience, giving thanks to PAMKA for their hard work and dedication in everything they do for the MKA community. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for recent events, such as the Gala and Cougar Pride Day, that have shown to be “important community building and affirming experiences for everyone at the school.”
PAMKA Finance VP Sybil Eng then spoke to the group to report on PAMKA's significant fundraising efforts that resulted in the organization being able to present $310,000 to the school. This gift represents a $228,000 donation to the Middle School Fields projects, $15,000 for the MKA Lecture Series, Faculty Trust Grants for next year, and Wish List items for each of the campuses.
Following approval of the minutes and the 2022-2023 Slate of Officers, Janice Jacobson concluded the meeting. She then introduced Alison Slone as the next PAMKA President who will serve through 2024. Outgoing members of the PAMKA slate then met with incoming volunteers to transition their jobs in preparation for the upcoming school year.