Mathews Friends for Excellence (MFE)

The Mathews Elementary marquee purchased with Mathews Friends for Excellence donations.
The Mathews’ marquee in front of the school was purchased by MFE dollars.

Building Our Future

Mathews Elementary Friends for Excellence was established in 2005 by educators, parents, and alumni. The money MFE raises is primarily designated to provide support for new initiatives and activities that do not get funded by AISD. MFE funding helps create an experience at Mathews that is “world-class”.

MFE is supporting a special project. We are thrilled to announce our focus is on a new cutting edge initiative…the Maker Movement (

Principal Grace Brewster learned about the Maker Movement at SXSW Interactive in 2015 and was inspired to learn more the following summer at Harvard University.

The mission of the Maker Movement is to help every student, starting with Pre-K, develop confidence, creativity, an interest in hands-on problem solving in science, technology, engineering, math, and art.

MFE’s support specifically provides training opportunities to develop educator’s skills to integrate Making into their current classroom settings and prepare them to train and teach others.

Preserving Our Past

In addition, MFE also maintains an alumni and staff database, collects oral histories and holds Mathews alumni events. We firmly believe that in order to chart our course into the future we must know where we have been.

Donate a gift online Today!

Online: Go to
Step 1: Click Donate (top right corner)
Step 2: Go to Keyword Search (name or description) and type in ‘Mathews’
Step 3: Select the Donate button of your choice
“Mathews Elementary Friends for Excellence Fund”
“Mathews Alumni Scholarship Designated Fund”
Step 4: Select an amount
Step 5: Select payment plan
Step 6: Type in donor profile, billing address information and special instructions
Step 7: Payment details

Donate a gift by check payable to:

“Mathews Elementary Friends for Excellence”  Please include in the Memo on your check “Endowment or Scholarship” Mail your check (please include a note with your email address) to:

Mathews Elementary School
c/o MFE Treasurer
906 West Lynn Street
Austin, Texas 78703

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to these contributors:

  • Dynamic Reprographics
  • Whole Foods
  • Fresh Plus
  • Galaxy Café
  • J-D Nava, Graphic Artist
  • Many anonymous donors

Apply for an MFE Scholarship

Scholarship application for AISD high school graduates who attended Mathews can be found here. 

Recommend Someone for an MFE Scholarship

Looking to recommend someone for an MFE scholarship? You can do so using this form.