Giving: MMFS Fund


Support the Mary McDowell Friends School Community

Mary McDowell Friends School is only able to sustain our academically challenging program and welcoming community due to the generosity of community members who donate to the Mary McDowell Friends School Fund. Donations made to the MMFS Fund are unrestricted which means it allows gifts to be used where they are needed the most, and are allocated responsibly under the rigorous stewardship of our trustees and staff. Support of the Fund enables us to recruit and retain the best faculty, provide professional development to keep our staff and faculty on the cutting edge, and sustain the growth of the school in terms of both its program offerings and its facilities.

We are tremendously grateful to our community — made up of parents, grandparents, alumni families, faculty, and friends — for supporting the MMFS Fund every year. The MMFS Fund is the foundation of support for the school and it is donors’ generosity to the Fund that has enabled our growth.


Make a gift to the MMFS Fund

We donate because one day our son will understand we invested our heart, time, faith, and resources into his education. The expectation is simple: that our dedication now will be the bedrock for the success he pursues in the future.


Remembering my fear and worry for my child before we found MMFS inspires me to give, in order to help other families experience the warmth, care, and dedication we did when our daughter needed it the most.

Parent of Alum and Trustee

I am inspired by my students. When I look around the middle division, I see students pushing themselves, meeting challenges head on, and working hard to do their best. I want to reflect that back to them. Giving to Mary McDowell acknowledges their effort and helps the school support them on their journey.

Middle School Teacher

Mary McDowell gave my son the skills and confidence to succeed in college. I want to help the next generation of children attending Mary McDowell to have the same opportunity to realize their full potentials.

Parent of Alum

We give in order to support a place where children can be free of perceived limitations, where they feel there is nothing that can’t be accomplished and their unique specialness is a badge they can wear proudly.


Levels of giving

Type Amount
Mary McDowell Founders’ Circle $35,000+
Leader $25,000 – $34,999
1984 Society $15,000 – $24,999
Benefactor $10,000 – $14,999
Patron $5,000 – $9,999
Lightning Donor $2,000 – $4,999
Supporter $500 – $1,999
Friend Up to $499

Mary McDowell Friends School is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.