Giving: Support MMFS

Support MMFS

The MMFS Community Fund

During this unprecedented time, we are leaning on one another more than ever. And in the best tradition of the Mary McDowell Friends School community, many are asking, “How can I help?” 

This week we launch the MMFS Community Fund to meet the critical needs of our community. The MMFS Community Fund will provide 

  • new financial aid assistance;
  • temporary crisis relief for MMFS families in need; and
  • support for the MMFS operational budget shortfall.

The new fund will allow us to assist MMFS families, faculty and staff, and alumni in need of immediate assistance, whether in the form of a modest, one-time grant or in the form of new or additional financial aid. The fund will also supplement the MMFS operational budget, which has been affected by the cancellation of programs and events as well as the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Funds will be allocated to the three pillars as follows: 50% toward financial aid, 25% toward temporary crisis aid, and 25% toward the MMFS operating budget shortfall.

Our goal is to raise $150,000  for the MMFS Community Fund during May and June. 

If you would like to make a gift to the MMFS Community Fund, please click below:

Give to the Community Fund
Give to the Community Fund

If you would like more information about the MMFS Community Fund, please contact Sadia Mehmood, Director of Development at 

If you would like to apply for emergency assistance or financial aid, please click here. If you have questions regarding applying for assistance, please email 

While COVID-19 is causing extraordinary disruptions to our everyday lives, we are grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from the MMFS community, both near and far. 

Thank you!



If you wish to make a gift to one of our other funds, please use the links below.

Give to the Annual Fund!
Give to the Annual Fund

Give to the Capital Campaign
Give to the Capital Campaign

Give a Senior Gift

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