The MAC Board exists to support our world-class Media Arts Center and programming. Funds donated to the MAC Arts Boosters, a volunteer-run 501c(3) nonprofit, cover essential MAC program needs, including:

  • Website hosting fees and support for our publications 
  • Cameras, graphics tablets, and broadcast/podcast equipment
  • Photographers/videographers’ consumables (batteries, memory cards, etc.)
  • Up to $5,000 annually in membership and contest entries for local and national scholastic press associations
  • Camp MAC, our summer camp — run by dozens of current students — for rising 8th and 9th graders
  • NorCal Media Day, a regional journalism held in the Media Arts Center, that provides leadership, presentation and community service opportunities for dozens of Paly MAC students
  • National journalism convention attendance support — for instance, we hope to assist with travel and registration expenses for 100+ students attending the April 2023 National Scholastic Press Association convention in San Francisco.
  • Royalty music subscription fee for broadcast and video production courses
  • Paly Media Arts Innovation contest funding 
  • Contribution to Washington Post, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal subscriptions for all Paly students, particularly Beginning Journalism students, who are developing daily news consumption habits.
  • URGENT COVID-19 COST CHALLENGES faced by our MAC programs. For instance, in the 2020-21 school  year when the pandemic severely limited students’ ability to sell advertising space in their publications, the MAC Boosters pitched in with a $25,000 “Pandemic Print Boost” that in some cases was the only thing that kept programs able to continue operating at their usual levels.

Please donate

Paly Media Arts Boosters is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and our Tax ID is #46-2866404. Preferred Payment is through PayPal: or QR code:

The suggested donation amount for parents of students in MAC classes is $350.00.

Boosters-sponsored First Amendment placard outside the MAC

Meeting schedule

Our 2023/2024 board meetings are open to all and will be held this year in the MAC building at 7PM on the following evenings:

  • Aug. 23
  • Dec. 5
  • Jan. 23
  • May 15
“Unintentionally humorous headlines” project, modeled after an exhibit in the bathrooms at the Newseum, selected by students and sponsored by Boosters

Current Board

The MAC Boosters Board is made of parent volunteers who partner with MAC faculty. The board for the 2021/2022 school year includes:

  • Meredith Ackley
  • Jennifer Antonow
  • Varsha Bhatia
  • Stephanie Frick,
  • Colleen Gormley
  • Diego Rodriguez
  • Amy Yang
  • Ting Yao

Join us!

We hope to recruit two parent representatives from each publication to volunteer with us this year.  Open roles include:

  • Managing the Awards page of our website
  • Organizing parent volunteers to help with meals and snacks 
  • Helping organize special events
  • Serving as a teacher-parent liaison for your class

If interested, please email [email protected].

Sponsored pavers at the entrance of Paly’s MAC building, a Boosters fundraising project