MEF is corralling these ‘Stangs all around town this spring to support our schools (between April 11 and June 20). You send these friendly foals to any of your neighhhbors -- as a thank you, a congrats, or just for a fun surprise (send on a specific date or at any time)!  The stampede will trot through their yard for 24 hours and then gallop off to the next house. Giddy-up!

The funds raised through this will directly support MEF’s grantmaking to teachers in the five Munster schools to provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities.

Send a Stampede on a Specific Date

You have the option to request that your neighhhbor gets Stampeded on a specific date, such as around graduation. Since these mustangs are wild, we'll provide you with an option of three dates that you can request.

Send a Stampede at any time

You can choose to send a Stampede to your neighhhbor at any time during the fundraiser (i.e. April 11 to June 20). Once our wranglers have corralled the mustangs we'll email you the date of when the Stampede will occur.

Were you stampeded?

If you would like to find out who sent your stampede, you can do so by making a donation to MEF (suggested donation: $20). The kind person who sent you this surprise will then be revealed to you via email!

Craft beer, gourmet food, trivia...and more!

Thank you to everyone that helped make our annual Jeans & Jersey's event a huge success! You made this alternate version of our event so much fun. We loved seeing all of your smiling faces (watch this recap video with your photos/comments). Our supporters have been with us every step of this challenging year and have not only continued to back Munster schools, but helped to keep our community strong by being there for one another. We're excited to see you at Jeans & Jerseys next year.

Watch this recap video from our virtual Jeans & Jerseys (2/5/21)


In addition to our primary event sponsor, Byway Brewing, we'd also like to thank all of our generous supporters below. Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor to publicly support Munster Schools? Please see this letter for more details and contact information.

Platinum Sponsor ($3,000+)

Silver Sponsor ($1,000+)

Bronze Sponsors ($500+)

Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience Logo 2

Thank you to all the participants who made our 1st Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience fundraiser, a house decorating contest and community tour activity a huge success! You helped spread holiday cheer and supported our community's schools at the same time. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful homes again next holiday season.

Congratulations to our winners of one of two $250 Lowe's gift cards (courtesy of South Shore Eye Care and State Farm agent Kyle Dempsey)/"major award" (i.e. custom Card My Yard Munster sign), and $100 gift card for "Most Original" (courtesy of It's My Party).

First Place: Certa's White Oak Wonderland
Second Place: Wonderland On Wren
Most Original: Griswold’s on Greenwood

Thank you to our Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience sponsors!


Amazon Smile

Shop AmazonSmile and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to MEF! AmazonSmile is the same products, same prices, same service. Simply select the Munster Education Foundation as your charity of choice and go to every time you shop to fund MEF.

Education Foundation License Plate

Show your commitment to Munster education directly on your license plate. Approximately 60% of the license plate fee goes right to our schools. By selecting the Indiana Department of Education license plate, you are making a contribution that goes directly to the Munster Education Foundation.