Profile

The Michael Botte Foundation was established in memory of Michael Botte, an experienced and well known professional within the field of digital media and an avid proponent and advocate of technology in classrooms throughout the country.  Our mission is to support teachers by providing the resources needed for technology in the classroom.  Through funding and professional development, we strive to assist teachers in preparing young minds for the digital age.  We are committed to transforming education by providing students and teachers with technology that will enhance learning and foster creativity.  We believe that the right tools can empower students and give them the best chance at academic success.

Financial

501(c)3  EIN: 461843201

Mission

The Michael Botte Foundation supports and offers grants to  K-12  teachers for providing technology in the classroom.  Our purpose is to help make the latest technology accessible for all students.

History

Founded in December 2012, The Michael Botte Foundation was established in memory of Michael Botte by his wife, friends and colleagues.  Mike’s life ended way too early at the age of 40 after just an 8 week battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Mike was survived by his wife, a two year old daughter, an unborn son, his parents, brother, sister and countless friends and colleagues.  Mike’s life ended way too soon, but his passion for education and making a difference lives on through the foundation.

Activities

We held our First Annual MBF Golf Outing on November 15, 2014.  Since then our golf outing has been our annual fundraiser being held each year in mid-November.   We also have smaller events throughout the year.  We have used the money from these fundraisers to grant directly to teachers and students in need.  Our first year we gave 7 teachers grants through DonorsChoose.org.  During our second year we received over 75 applications and gave out grants to 5 deserving teachers.  We our looking forward to gifting our third year of grants in the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.  Please check our website and Facebook pages for details of current events.

Management

Board of Directors includes:

Jennifer Botte, Founder & President Amber Martin, Treasurer Chad O’Hara, Vice-President
Patti Duncan, Secretary Greg Martin, Director Jannita Demian, Director
Hall Davidson, Director Robyn Malcomb, Director Robert Gold, Director

Contact

Jennifer Botte
310 Tahiti Way, #213
Marina del Rey, CA  90292
310-869-7131
bottejennifermbf@gmail.com

Website

www.themichaelbottefoundation.org