Donors Making a Difference: Beaches Community Fund

For more than 20 years Mark Matthias has supported the mission of the Foundation for VPS through the Beaches Charity Fund, personal contributions, and events at his restaurants – Beaches and Warehouse ’23. A former Foundation for VPS board member, Matthias has been a leading champion of Foundation for VPS initiatives, pledging $100,000 over four years in 2017 to support expansion of basic needs support throughout the district. He has also encouraged donations to the Foundation by providing incentive parties to teachers and staff who give through the annual Staff Campaign.

A hero for many non-profits and causes, Matthias and the Beaches crew have made a huge impact in our community. This March they will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Green Eggs & Ham, supporting literacy and family engagement for 1st graders and their families at each of our 21 elementary schools.

We are grateful to have Mark Matthias and the Beaches Charity Fund as a “Community Champion” level partner as we work to address barriers to learning associated with poverty and inspire success for all students.