Our Mission


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:

  • Educational Enrichment

  • Help to Families in Need

  • Parks & Beautification

  • Support for Seniors

  • The Arts

  • Public Safety


See grants awarded by MCF:

About MCF

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

Amee Burgoyne

Marcia Myers Carlucci

Dan and Karen DuVal
The Honorable Peter Fitzgerald
Bill and Bobbie Kilberg
Elizabeth V. Lodal

Tracy and Jim Millar

Winnie Pizzano
The Honorable Charles and Lynda Robb

Janet Tysse


Board of Trustees

Amy Swaak, President

Ali Khazai, Vice President

Kelly Green Kahn, Treasurer

Katherine Barnett, Secretary

Steven Bloom

Tracy Dillard

Jennifer Feinstein

Leo Jardot

Ho Jin Kim, M.D.

Jennifer Salopek

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.

Interested in becoming a Trustee?  Email us for more details:  hello@mcfonline.org