The Maecenas Society
The Maecenas Society : the CMHS Foundation, is a 501C(3) organization named for a Roman patron of literature and the arts. The Foundation was formed in 1995 by a group of parents who wanted to provide significant financial support to Caddo Magnet High School in its continuing quest for excellence in education. The Foundation exists for the sole purpose of funding the much needed “big ticket” item that are not provided by the Caddo Parish School Board and that may be beyond the reach of other fund-raising efforts.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, the Foundation is focusing on a comprehensive technology plan for the entire school, with the goal of initially outfitting all the core classes so all students will be impacted immediately. The goal is for all classrooms to have the best available educational technology for our students and teachers to utilize, that basic equipment being a Smart board, or SmartTV, ELMO document camera and laptop computer(s). 80% of all funds collected will be dedicated to outfitting our classrooms with the described equipment, and we will continue until all classrooms are equipped. The remaining 20% of funds will be used for teacher request for other classroom needs.
The Maecenas Society also oversees an endowment that funds the Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series, which brings a nationally-recognized author to the school for the benefit of all the students and the Shreveport community as a whole. This lecture takes place each fall and is open to the public to attend as well as the students, friends and family of CMHS.
Membership in the Foundation is open to anyone-parents, grandparents, alumnae and friends. Contributions are tax deductible. To join, simply fill out this MAECENAS SOCIETY-Donor form
Giving Levels are as follows:
Cum Laude $500-999
Magna Cum Laude $1,000-4,499
Summa Cum Laude $4,500 +
Corporate Sponsorships are also available. Please contact us for more information to receive an sponsorship packet.
*Classroom sponsorship: commemorated with a plaque outside of the classroom sponsored.
Some Enhancements to Classrooms previously funded by the Maecenas Society
• Advanced DNA Electrophoresis Lab Station (AP Biology): only school in our area to have this technology
• C-3 Computer Lab-Major Upgrades
• Art Department Computers, Graphics and Digital Cameras
• Ceramics: 3 Kilns
• PAC Audio/Lighting system upgrades (including new Amplifier/Ellipsoidal and Framing Projector)
• Lecture Hall Lighting upgrades and projector
• Orchestra Department upgrades
• Spectrophotometer and Thermocycler (AP Biology)
• Digital Photography-Equipment/ Upgrades
• Computers and printer for Robotics
• Labquest 2 systems (Honors and AP Chemistry)
• Wireless lavaliere microphones and handheld microphones for use in Drama productions
• SmartTV upgrades to approximately 20 classrooms
Maecenas Board Members 2017-18
Heather Basinger, President
Heidi Kallenberg, Secretary
Steve Brown, 1st Treasurer
Santhi Letchuman 2nd Treasurer
The Members of the Maecenas Board, along with the faculty, administration and students of Caddo Magnet High School would like to thank the following contributing Maecenas’ Members for their support. Thanks to the generous donations of our members over $17,000 has been invested in Magnet classrooms to so far this school year!
Maecenas Members 2017-18
Summa Cum Laude $4,500+ “Classroom Sponsors”
Magna Cum Laude $1,000-4,499.
Dr. and Mrs. Tummala
Martha Peacock Ross
Walker Interest LLC, Donna and Tal Walker
Denis and Vessela Kamberov
Himanshu and Neelima Desai
Donald and Kathleen Weiner
Dr. and Mrs. Zabaneh
Amit and Reshma Paralikar
Cum Laude $500-999.
Gregory L. and Heidi Kallenburg
Rama and Santhi Lethchuman
Peter and Sylvia Lau
Brian and Heather Basinger
Seema S. Warar
Hummingbird, King and Butler
Highland Clinic Oral Surgery, Kathleen and James Sikes
Guyen Dinh and Trina T. Chu
Sam and Leslie Kalmbach
Michael and Kristin Fiser
Lane R. Rosen and Maurie Patterson
Eric and Aimee MacFarland
Kevin and Amanda Hammond
Dan and Robin Jones
Ross B. and Lisa May Nelson
The Community Foundation
Ramin Zamani and Parisa Cahpkhaneh
Warren and Carol N. Grafton
Andrew and Rona Yurochko
Michael and Wendy Haddock
James and Brenda Graves
Ryan and Kathy Palmer
Todd Muslow, CPA LLC.
Billy J. and Sheila K. Tolliver
Thank you for your support!!