Mathematics Foundation of America

Mission Statement

The Mathematics Foundation of America (MFOA) was founded to administer Canada/USA Mathcamp, 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

Projects to advance the mission include


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
Mira Bernstein (Advisory Board Member, Proof School) – Board Chair
David Savitt (Professor of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University) – Vice-Chair, Secretary*
Gregory Burnham (Researcher, Elemental Cognition) – Treasurer
Daniel Zaharopol (Executive Director, the Art of Problem Solving Foundation) – Director
Mohamed Omar (Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College) – Director

*Participation by David Savitt does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

Key Staff
Marisa Debowsky – Executive Director
Kevin Carde – Assistant Director and CTO


Postal mailMFOA, 129 Hancock Street, Cambridge MA, 02139
Telephone/fax (888) 371-4159
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