Melvin Gateley Memorial Fund

Melvin Gateley was a retired lifetime member and a past president of the Missouri State Teachers Association. In his memory, the family has established this memorial fund with the Missouri State Teachers Foundation.  Donation’s made to this fund will be used to support education and educators in the state of Missouri.

Donations can be made using the form below or by sending a check to:

Melvin Gateley Memorial Fund c/o MSTF
PO Box 458
Columbia, MO 65205



Paparazzi Accessories helps MSTF pilot a new fundraiser

Paparazzi Accessories provides lead-free and nickel free accessories for $5 per piece. Please consider reaching out to these Paparazzi distributors that fundraised $250 or more for MSTF in our pilot program that is raising donations that will support the Missouri State Teachers Association’s Future Teachers of America and New Professionals programs as well as the rest of MSTF’s funding priorities.

Click here to learn more or to join this group in supporting Missouri educators.

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MSTF Brings HOPE to Augusta, Elementary

Thanks to the generous support of MSTF’s donors, the Missouri State Teachers Foundation was able to help educators at Augusta Elementary recover from a fire that destroyed their Library earlier that year through the HOPE Initiative. Teachers shared stories of how despite the fire being contained to the Library section of the school, smoke damage affected every part of the building. The HOPE Initiative was designed to help educators replace items they had personally purchased for teaching that were ruined in a disaster. MSTF was able to provide funds to help 13 educators in Augusta.

No one knows when a disaster will strike.  The Missouri State Teachers Foundation depends on generous gifts from donors to make sure we are ready to step in and help teachers recover when a disaster affects their school community.  Please consider making a fully tax-deductible gift to the Missouri State Teachers Foundation and help bring HOPE to a teacher in need.  Click here to donate to MSTF.