About Us

The Mahwah Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to promote and support students in our community by seeking alternative ways to fund school programs that might otherwise remain beyond the reach of a hard-stretched school budget.  The Foundation seeks to provide such things as student scholarships, classroom grants for teacher, and the increased availability of technology to students and teachers in all of our schools.  The MSF is successful in our endeavors through the combined efforts of families, friends and business leaders such as you, who attend and support the many MSF sponsored events throughout the school year.  Through these donations and partnerships, we are able to assist the students who are tomorrow’s leaders.

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Mahwah Schools Foundation is proud to host The Thunderbird Run at Mahwah High School.   The Thunderbird Run is a community celebration of running, walking, food and activities for the whole family.

The 2019 Thunderbird Run was a very successful event with over 1,200 people in attendance either running, walking, volunteering or cheering on the participants.  In addition to the increased runner involvement, we were also fortunate to have a strong presence from our local teachers, civic groups and business community.  This year’s event will once again highlight the best of what Mahwah has to offer, including beautiful scenery, hospitality and community spirit.  Thanks to the successful introduction in 2009 of our health fair, Trails to Wellness, we are fortunate to have over two dozen local businesses come out to educate, inspire and motivate our community.  Our  Kids Run had everyone cheering as over 225 young runners made their way to the finish line!  This year we are expecting an even larger turnout as we continue to evolve into a healthy and active festival of events for all ages and skill levels.