Mission and Programs

The Mathematics Foundation of America (MFOA)'s mission is to create joyous student communities built around shared curiosity for deep mathematics, and to broaden access to these communities for highly curious and mathematically prepared young people who will thrive in them.
MFOA's flagship program is Canada/USA Mathcamp, a five-week summer program for talented pre-collegiate students.

MFOA also houses the Summer Mathematics Programs Consortium, which brings together the leadership of intensive summer math programs in a community to further their work. Consortium members collaborate to promote and increase math enrichment opportunities nationwide for students in grades 6–12.


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
(CEO, 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