The Mathematics Foundation of America (MFOA)
was founded to administer Canada/USA Mathcamp
, a five-week summer program for mathematically talented high school students. The broader mission of MFOA is education, inspiration, and community-building in mathematics, with a pre-collegiate focus.
MFOA's administrative functions with respect to Mathcamp consist in overseeing Mathcamp's operations; building and supporting economically diverse cohorts via the MFOA Fellowship
; and fundraising for Mathcamp's operational budget and scholarships.
Projects to advance the mission include incubating talent through early identification and mentorship of talented students; collaborating with peer organizations to expand the ecosystem of enrichment programs; and evaluating factors related to talent development and career choice.
MFOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 57-1035414. It was created in 1995 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act of South Carolina. It is a non-member organization run by a self-perpetuating board of directors. The term of a director is three years, and is renewable.
Board of Directors
– Board Chair
(Research Asst. Prof., Tufts University)
– Vice-Chair, Secretary*
(Prof. of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University)
(Researcher, Elemental Cognition)
(Asst. Prof. of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
(Executive Director, Art of Problem Solving Initiative)
Marisa Debowsky – Executive Director
Kevin Carde – Assistant Director and CTO