WHAT IS MRTF?
The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation was created in 2001 by the Board of Directors of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. It is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the State of Missouri and approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) public charity. Therefore, all contributions and gifts to the Foundation from individuals, associations, businesses, and other organizations are tax deductible.
The Foundation is devoted to raising funds to carry out certain charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA) which include the following:
*To foster a spirit of respect, loyalty, and enthusiasm to the retirees *To fund activities and service projects which advance the cause of public education and the teaching profession in Missouri *To award grants to active teachers to enhance their classroom instruction *To perform other humanitarian endeavors consistent with the Foundation’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.
YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW TO GIVE BACK—YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES THIS HAPPEN
- CLASSROOM GRANTS—As funding to schools continues to be cut, the demand for classroom supplies and classroom projects continue to increase.
- ENDOWMENT FUND—Is an opportunity to leave a legacy. The principal will never be spent. “By giving, you leave a legacy; you create a memory that will not fade.”
- BUILDING MAINTENANCE & IMPROVEMENT FUND—-The MRTF/MRTA Office Facility is built and paid for. Funds are needed to maintain the facility in the future. Such projects might include roof repair, heat and air problems, office expansion, etc.
WAYS TO GIVE—
*Designation of your PSRS $5,000 death benefit to MRTF *Naming MRTF in your will or trust *Tithe (10%) on your Missouri Public Pension Exemption *Create an individual or family Endowment to MRTF *Annual Giving—Spring Mailing Label Campaign, Silent Auction at Annual Meeting, and Year End Ask Letters.
Questions or Information—Contact the MRTF Office toll free—1-877-366-6782 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.