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 overseeing Mathcamp's operations; building and supporting economically diverse cohorts through outreach initatives; and fundraising for Mathcamp's operational budget and scholarships.
Projects to advance the mission include incubating talent through early identification and mentorship of talented students; collaborating with peer organizations to expand the ecosystem of enrichment programs; and evaluating factors related to talent development and career choice.


MFOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 57-1035414. It was 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, and is renewable.
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Board of Directors

Daniel ZaharopolChair
(Executive Director, Art of Problem Solving Initiative)
Yvonne LaiVice Chair
(Associate Prof. of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
David SavittSecretary*
(Prof. of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University)
Gregory BurnhamTreasurer
(Senior Researcher, Elemental Cognition)
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 DebowskyExecutive Director