The Mathematics Foundation of America (MFOA)
was founded to administer
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; recruiting talented staff and visitors to maintain the vibrant mathematical
atmosphere; seeking more applicants from target outreach groups; and fundraising for
Mathcamp's operational budget and scholarships.
Projects to advance the mission include talent incubation, through programs that identify
talented students at ages 10-12 and provide them with access to mathematical resources in
order to stem attrition; mentorship and support of mathematically talented students; and
developing metrics for studying factors related to talent development and career choice.
MFOA is a non-profit organization, 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; the terms are renewable.
Board of Directors
– Board Chair
(Research Asst. Prof., Tufts University)
– Vice-Chair, Secretary*
(Prof. of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University)
(Researcher, Elemental Cognition)
(Executive Director, Art of Problem Solving Foundation)
(Assoc. Prof. of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College)
Marisa Debowsky – Executive Director
Kevin Carde – Assistant Director and CTO