Governed by a board consisting of all veterans, The Mary Margaret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide resources to students, and we support educators to enhance the experiences of their learners. To help accomplish our mission, the Mary Margaret Foundation accepts donations from individuals and companies that choose to invest in their community members.
We offer scholarships, along with donated resources to help individuals as they pursue their education. Resources include gift cards, school supplies, and other materials that will enhance their current living situation while they are receiving an education. We also support teachers, professors, and others who are in the field of education by offering products that will make their careers easier as they service people in their communities. One of the main programs we wish to establish is an annual back-to-school drive where children of all ages can receive school supplies so they can be ready for the upcoming school year.
The three honorees of The Mary Margaret Foundation were strong, beautiful, and intelligent women. They all believed that education was important, and naming this organization after them was a way to pay homage to them. They have a special place in my heart, and I often think of them. By visiting this site, participating in contests, applying for awards, or providing donations, you are helping to honor my mother-in-law (Mary Beal), my grandma (Margaret Fairbanks), and my aunt (Margaret Poles).
Thank you for your support,
“Strengthening Communities by Supporting Education”
The mission of the Mary Margaret Foundation is to strengthen communities by providing resources to support individuals in their educational endeavors.
Jr. Board Members
What makes our organization unique is that we have junior board members who help make decisions when awarding scholarships and contest winners. These students live in various states and range from 8th to 12th graders. Junior board members are either descendant of the honorees or dependents of military service members.