MCF supports non-profit efforts that benefit the residents of McLean. Our goal is to encourage civic spirit and philanthropic engagement and to support valuable community services:
Help to Families in Need
Parks & Beautification
Support for Seniors
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In May of 1978, the McLean Community Foundation was established by the McLean Citizens Association to promote local philanthropy and advance the civic, educational and social interests of McLean through an annual fundraising and grant-making process.
The Foundation Carries Out the MCA's Dream
Available funds are offered as grants, seed money or challenge grants for projects that will benefit McLean residents. MCF challenge grants have helped launch efforts to add a balcony to the Community Center's theatre, to equip a kitchen and to build a community hall so that the old one could house the McLean Project for the Arts.
The historic church at Pleasant Grove and the farmhouse at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm were rebuilt with the help of MCF grants. McLean music groups, local PTAs, Little League and the Teen Center have all been grantees. Small buses or vans have been purchased for the Community Center, a nursing home, a day care center for disadvantaged children and SHARE, Inc. The McLean Volunteer Fire Department has been able to purchase new equipment. The final piece in the long-held MCA vision of a community complex, a bandstand in McLean Central Park, was built with a grant from MCF in 1999.
Each year, MCF continues to look for projects that will enhance the McLean community for years to come. Although preference is given to grant applications from organizations maintaining a physical presence within the McLean Planning District, other organizations shall be eligible for grants if: (1) they have a history of providing significant benefits to residents of McLean, and (2) the funds requested will provide benefits to residents of McLean."
For a complete history, (including why we have the Good Knights Templar to thank!):
MCF Leadership Council
Marcia Myers Carlucci
Dan and Karen DuVal
The Honorable Peter Fitzgerald
Bill and Bobbie Kilberg
Elizabeth V. Lodal
Tracy and Jim Millar
The Honorable Charles and Lynda Robb
Board of Trustees
Amy Swaak, President
Ali Khazai, Vice President
Kelly Green Kahn, Treasurer
Katherine Barnett, Secretary
Ho Jin Kim, M.D.
Julie Lansaw Warin
Trish Butler, Emeritus Trustee
MCF Charter Trustees
J.M. Colton Hand, President
George M. Lilly, Vice President
Rev. Thomas A. Jackson, Secretary
Theodore L. Gray. Treasurer
Lilla L. McC. Richards, Projects Chair
State Senator Clive L. DuVal, 2nd
Delegate Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
Charles B. Ewing, Jr.
Phillip E. Zanfagna, Jr.
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