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  • The Department of External Affairs bolsters community engagement in support of the students and staff of Marietta City Schools. By building relationships throughout Marietta, Cobb, and greater Atlanta, we can enrich the learning experiences of our students and encourage them to maximize their career, college, and life opportunities.

    Sponsors and Partners provide Marietta City Schools with volunteers, equipment, supplies, in-kind services, and cash donations. By augmenting public dollars, we are able to enhance resources and programs, better allowing our principals to meet unexpected needs and support initiatives as they arise.

    Ways to Get Involved


    Sponsorships exist for many district-wide activities and initiatives. Events include Our First Steps, New Teacher Orientation, the Back-to-School Kickoff, Blue Devil FanFest, Marietta Reads!, Employee Awards Banquet, and Retirement Luncheon, as well as employee socials. Programs include REACH Scholars, Lunch Angels, the Student Life Center, and more.

    Sponsorship levels vary by event, but can include everything from hosting a table to inclusion of company name and logo on invitiations and displays. Sponsorships generally start at $500.


    Partnerships allow local businesses to engage with a specific Marietta City School or the district as a whole. Needs vary by school, and include everything from technology purchases, to field trip funding, to student incentives, to manpower for special events.

    Our schools always appreciate it when partners choose to provide food and beverages for deserving students and staff, such as buying boxed lunches, providing coffee and donuts for conference week, or even stocking a faculty breakroom.

    Partners in Education

    Partners in Education (PIE) is sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Marietta City Schools, and the Cobb County School District. The PIE Program is designed to establish a voluntary relationship between a business/organization and school in order to:

    • Support and enrich the education of students;
    • Encourage and support school faculty and staff;
    • Promote community strength and identify needs; and
    • Provide business employees and organization members the opportunity to identity the successes and needs of the public school system.

    If you are interested in becoming a Marietta City Schools Partner In Education, please contact Nate Futrell at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce at (770) 859-2374 or nfutrell@cobbchamber.org.

    We thank you for your interest in and support of Marietta City Schools!


  • Kimberly Blass
    Executive Director of External Affairs
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone (770) 422-3500 ext. 7289


    Kelly N. Harper
    Manager of External Affairs
    Phone (678) 695-7278