Foundation Voices

Foundation Voices blogFoundation Voices is the Mensa Foundation blog, where you can learn about our programs and efforts from the Trustees themselves, as well as from committee chairs, appointees, donors, staff members and supporters of the Foundation.

We hope you'll find their insights informational and inspiring.

Why Do I Teach?

Why Do I Teach?

It's not the grades I received on tests or worksheets that really shaped my education — what had a lasting impact for me were the activities and experiences that were driven by curiosity and discovery. Clever use of creativity and collaboration to solve problems provides kids I teach today the resilience and perseverance necessary for continual improvement.

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A Foundation for Giving Back

A Foundation for Giving Back

As a second-generation Mensa member who’s married to a Mensan and hopes to have children in Mensa one day, I want to ensure a supportive environment for the bright young minds that seek acceptance and deserve to be celebrated.

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Mensa for Kids’ Excellence in Reading Program

Mensa for Kids’ Excellence in Reading Program

Laura Buller, a high school teacher from Conroe, Texas, recently became just the sixth person to document and complete the Mensa for Kids’ Excellence in Reading high-schoolers list.

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I Just Met a Girl Named Maria

I Just Met a Girl Named Maria

In Naples, Fla., we know people who have a bad day if their hot tub springs a leak. Maria thinks things are okay if she has eaten that day. I am glad Mensa could help her out.

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Building Upon Our Foundation’s Legacy

Building Upon Our Foundation’s Legacy

The Foundation continues on the path its founders embarked on 46 years ago. Moving forward, we have so many opportunities to continue enhancing and growing programs, adding new ones, and broadening their impact.

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Credibility Through Recognition

Credibility Through Recognition

Matthew Guggemos, Redwood Empire Mensan and 2013 Intellectual Benefits to Society Award winner, returns to discuss how winning the Intellectual Benefits to Society Award has affected his company's innovative assistive mobile app to help improve communication skills in children with autism.

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Latest MRJ Explores Music’s Impact on the Mind

I seem to know instinctively that there must be a correlation between musical ability and intelligence. I decided to see if this was correct. It seems that yes, there is a correlation. You can read what I found in the latest issue of the Mensa Research Journal.

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Scholarships Essays Detail Rich Backgrounds of Deserving Applicants

Lost sometimes in the breadth of the Foundation’s scholarship program are the individual applicants who are impacted — and their compelling stories. Nicole's heartwarming essay reminds us how important the Foundation's work can be.

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