Maecenas Society

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 membership form

Giving Levels are as follows:
Mustang $150-299
Honors $300-499
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
Neelima Desai
Kevin Hammond
Robin Jones
Tammie Lowe
Reshma Paralikar
Sheila Tolliver
Seema Warar
Don Wiener
Freda Zabaneh

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 $30,000 has been invested in Magnet classrooms to so far this school year!

Maecenas Members 2016-17

Summa Cum Laude $4,500+ “Classroom Sponsors”
Farrell and Martha Malone

Magna Cum Laude $1,000-4,499.
Martha Peacock Ross
Seema Warar
Kobe Japanese Restaurant
Peter and Sylvia Lau
Ajaya and Veena Tummala
Walker Interest LLC
Denis and Vessela Kamberov
Dr. and Mrs. Zabaneh
Mark J and Tammie Jo Lowe
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Crawford III

Cum Laude $500-999.
Margaret M. Crittell
Steve and Karen Soileau
Rama and Santhi Letchuman
Brian and Heather Basinger
King Hummingbird and Butler CPAS and Advisors LLC
Aimee McFarland
Louisiana Neurologic Specialities Inc
Brad and Barbara McGuire
Mark F. Brown and Brenda Gail
Lauren and Laura Smith
Gene Huggs
Evan Rogers and Alicia R
Joe M Badt Jr
Neville and Gulshan Dossabhoy
Gregory and Heidi Kallenberg

Honors $300-499.
Lane R. Rosen and Maurie Patterson
Dan and Robin Jones

Mustang $100-299.
Warren D. Grafton and Carol N
Daphne C. Flournoy
Richard S. and Tammy M. Barton
Cassey Bolen
Michael D. and Wendy K. Haddock

Other contributors:
Ross and Christene Roberts
Cecilia Steward and Peter G. Weilbaecher Jr
Steven Brown and Penny Nowell
Sheila and Billy Tolliver

Thank you for your support!!