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Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign Winner
March 15, 2016

We are excited to announce TFS student, Yasmeine Ford, as the winner of the Maryland Coalition of Families’ Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign poster design contest! On March 15, the poster was unveiled at the statewide Child & Adolescent Behavior Health Conference. We are thrilled to have Yasmeine’s talents and empowering message be the face of this campaign. A special thank you to Ms. Jean Wunder, art teacher, who provided Yasmeine with the encouragement and support to participate!

You can be the lucky raffle winner of a copy of Yasmeine’s award-winning artwork by attending The Foundation Schools 2016 Benefit on March 24, 2016. Click HERE to purchase tickets!


L to R: Ms. Williams (TFS Therapist), Kelli Kunert (TFS Director of Communications & Development), Yasmeine, Mother of Yasmeine, Ms. Wunder (TFS Art Teacher)


Child & Adolescent Behavior Health Conference at Martin’s West


Jane Plapinger, Executive Director of Maryland Coalition for Families, congratulates contest winner, Yasmeine.


L to R: Ms. Williams (TFS Therapist), Al Zachik, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Services, Behavioral Health Administration, Yasmeine (TFS contest winner)

April 24, 2017
Alumni Spotlight

The Foundation Schools’ annual benefit was held on Thursday, March 30 at The University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center. The event raised vital funds and awareness of the impact The Foundation Schools has on students’ lives.  This year’s program featured Rajon Jackson, an alumnus of The Foundation School of Montgomery County.  This video, created by […]

February 22, 2017
You are Invited!

Please join us at our 2017 Benefit as we “Build a Foundation to Empower the Future” with an exciting silent auction, special guests, student performances, fantastic student art and more!   Sponsorship opportunities available on our sponsor page. Please contact Kelli Kunert at kkunert@foundationschools.org or 301-881-0078 for more information. For contributions of $500 or more, donors are eligible to receive Maryland […]

January 6, 2017
Happy New Year! Save the Date!

Friends of The Foundation Schools, Save the date for The Foundation Schools 2017 Benefit and plan to join us as we “Build a Foundation to Empower the Future!” with an exciting silent auction, special guests, student performances, fantastic student art and more! Please contact Kelli Kunert at kkunert@foundationschools.org or 301-881-0078 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities available on our […]

December 6, 2016
Looking to Spread Holiday Cheer?

This time of year can be particularly difficult for our students and families in need, as more than 80 percent live below the poverty line. However, we have the power the brighten their holidays by supporting the 2016 TFS Holiday Drive!  For a list of drop-off locations, please email Sara Beegoo at SBeegoo@foundationschools.org To download and share […]

Giving Tuesday 24-Hour Fundraising Challenge!

#EmpowertheFuture success of our students with emotional and behavioral disabilities by providing them with career and college opportunities and resources through the *Career Connections program! Will you help? More than 80 percent of The Foundation Schools  students from across the greater Washington area live in poverty, but today you can bridge the gap to ensure […]

October 20, 2016
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Click HERE to download the official flyer Click HERE to download the donation form You can donate online by visiting: https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=4775 (Select “Foundation Links” as the program area as the Drive is coordinated through this program for students who lack basic needs and therapeutic support) Thank you for your support of our students!

September 17, 2016
A Night Out Supporting Our Students!

** 9/9/16 Event Update from CaribUnited** Equinox September 2016 Event:   It is with the greatest sadness that due to unforeseen circumstances we have to cancel this year’s Equinox “The Formal All-Inclusive” event.  All who had made advance purchases for the event will receive a full refund.    This cancellation without a doubt is a sad moment […]

October 3, 2016
Remembering Dr. John Meeks, Founder of The Foundation Schools

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. John Meeks, the Founder of The Foundation Schools. He passed away at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Meeks, the inspiration and founder of The Foundation Schools, was devoted to the mission of our programs and a champion of the students we serve. He left behind a […]

August 8, 2016
School Supplies Needed!

Click HERE to donate online Thank you so much for your generosity for our students in need!

August 7, 2016
Alumni Spotlight: Rajon Jackson

On June 23, The Foundation School of Montgomery County commencement speaker and alumni, Rajon Jackson, reflected on his time at The Foundation Schools by commending the staff for not letting him internalize the negativity which surrounded him. “I was labeled the bad kid, a trouble maker and not smart…So, since I heard those things all the time I […]