The McKenzie Education Foundation

Here to inspire learning, enhance teaching, and improve educational opportunities for students and community of the McKenzie River Schools.

About the McKenzie Education Foundation​

McKenzie School District #68 serves approximately 215 students in grades K-12 in Blue River, Oregon on the picturesque McKenzie River. The district has strong and individualized instruction for our students. Our graduation rate is the highest in Lane County. Many students make the honor roll, and more than ever are enrolling in post-secondary institutions. The McKenzie Education Foundation has helped finance such things as online foreign language classes, musical instrument fees for needy students, grade and high school field trips, Salmon Watch, Advance Placement testing fees, supplemental curriculum materials and equipment.

Who We are​

The MEF Board is made up of unpaid volunteers who are passionate about making McKenzie a special place for students to learn.​Kathy Keable, Margaret Beilharz, Elaine Bryson, Kellie Cline, and others. We welcome residents to help with projects as they have time also.

Suggestions or opinions?

Email your thoughts to us at or via the Contact Us page in the top menu.


The MEF funds extra educational programs though direct donations and fundraisers. The Donate button below enables you to make a tax-deductible donation by credit, debit card, and Paypal. You can also mail a check to P.O. Box 274, Blue River, OR 97413. Thank You!

What We Do

In 2020 we are supporting the school as they offer Comprehensive Distance Learning to students spread out over 50 miles.

For pre-schoolers at home, MEF ensures they get their hands on a books at an early age, with the help of the Imagination Libary.

The Holiday Farm Fire Collection is a project to remember and learn from the events of the wildfire that burned homes and forests throughout the McKenzie River watershed in September of 2020.