To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child



2552 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37127 

The organization benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ 8,000 plus pre-K through 6th-grade students and serves as a venue for other foundations and corporations to make significant contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. The intent is to bring local resources to bear on local needs. The group was chartered in 2005.

The Foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.

Excellence in Education 2018

20171021-IMG_9027Drs. Mary and Max Moss will be honored by The City Schools Foundation for their support of public education at the 11th Annual Excellence in Education Gala on January 26, 2018. The Moss family advocates for education and has supported the Foundation since its inception in 2005.

Former honorees include John Floyd, Ed and Andrea Loughry, Tommy and Jeannie Bragg, Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee, Dr. Susan Andrews, John Hood, Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, Gloria and Ted LaRoche, Joyce Taylor, and Bart Gordon.

Dr. Mary Moss is a partner with Tennessee Women’s Care and Dr. Max Moss is a partner with MidState Radiology.  The Mosses are passionate supporters of the community with a focus on education and health care. Max was one of the founding members of The City Schools Foundation and served on the Foundation board for numerous years. The Mosses have three children, Elizabeth, Tripp and Jared, all of whom attended Murfreesboro City Schools.

“Mary and I are honored to be the 2018 City Schools Foundation Honorees. The Foundation does so much for Murfreesboro’s elementary school students and teachers,” says Dr. Max Moss.

Reservations for the Gala are now available. Individual tickets may be purchased for $250 and sponsorships begin at $1,500.

The event will spotlight Reeves-Rogers Elementary. Reeves-Rogers is home to over 400 students and is located adjacent to MTSU on Greenland Drive. Dr. Kimberly Osborne, Principal and Sia Phillips, Assistant Principal serve as the administrative team for the school.

Most recently, The City Schools Foundation gave over $52,000 to Murfreesboro City Schools in the form of teacher grants.  The Foundation will also give over $20,000 this year to schools for parity grants.

The gala will be held at MTSU’s new student union center featuring a Mardi Gras themed party complete with a jazz ensemble and a Beale Street attitude. Sandra Parks serves as chair for the 2018 Gala.

Back to School DASH – Sept 16, 2017

The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2017-18 school year with a 5K/10K run on September 16, 2017. This new fundraiser will begin at Overall Creek Elementary and run a relatively flat terrain on Veteran’s Parkway.

About Race

The 5K/10K Back to School Dash is set to take place September 16, 2017! We are excited to continue raising funds in support of Murfreesboro City Schools. To date we’ve raised over $700,000, with 100% of proceeds being directed towards parity and classroom grants to enhance science, math and art programs. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to teacher and parity grants for Murfreesboro City Schools.

Join in by entering or sponsoring the race today!  (Register Today!)


Registration for the 5K and 10K is $30 by August 31, add $5 if registering in September and race day registration is $40.  Sign-ups will be accepted the morning of the race for those registering before 6:30 am. Please have the registration materials filled out before arriving if registering the day of the event.
(Register Today!)

 About Course

The race starts and finishes at Overall Creek Elementary School. 5K Race participants will run from Overall Creek to the predominantly flat Veterans Parkway and back. 10K participants will begin at the same point, however, the course has changed from last year and 10K runners will continue the run on Mooreland Lane. 

Racers will receive directions and parking information via email closer to the date of the event. For safety reasons no wheeled devices (including strollers) or pets are allowed on the course.


We are currently accepting sponsorships to support the Back to School Dash. This event provides an opportunity for individuals, teams or organizations to make significant and lasting contributions that can impact the school system as a whole. As a sponsor you will not only receive publicity and build corporate goodwill within the Murfreesboro community but you’ll also make an impact in the lives of students across the district. If you are interested in receiving sponsorship information please email

 Packet Pick-Up

Packets pickup and pre-registration will be available September 16. Racers will be emailed the packet pick-up information including locations and times. All participants are encouraged to pick up their packets and pre-register on these dates. Packets will include bibs, race t-shirt and important day-of information.  If a runner is not able pick up their packet a friend may pick it up for them provided they bring a copy of the participants driver’s license and their printed race confirmation.

Race day pick-up will be available from 5:45 to 6:45 at Overall Creek Elementary. Please allow plenty of time for pick-up if retrieving your packet the morning of the race.


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