The Foundation announced the inauguration of the Midge Mueller Fund today, established to help students who need assistance in math education in middle schools in Corvallis.
The endowment is a gift from Richard L. Mueller in memory of his wife, Midge Mueller, a former Cheldelin math teacher.
“Midge loved teaching middle school students,” recalled Mr. Mueller. “She thought they were at a great in-between age where they had become really interesting and yet still thought she was interesting.”
The Midge Mueller Fund was established with an initial gift of approximately $50,000. Five percent of funds will be disbursed to middle schools annually to support math tutoring and other programs to keep students from falling behind in math. Preference will be given to areas where recipients have established financial need.
“It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Mueller and his family to establish the Midge Mueller Fund,” said Foundation Executive Director Liv Gifford. “The Mueller family’s commitment to Corvallis kids is inspirational.”