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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 our students have the means to OBTAIN post-secondary success with opportunities they would not otherwise receive.


$500*: Provides bus transportation for 25 students  to and from post-secondary events (i.e. college tours, career fairs,  etc.)

$400: Provides one students with driver’s education at  Drive Alive Driving School

$250: Provides one student with a SAT prep course

$100: Provides critical supplies for the “Strive to Succeed Workroom” (In- school internship for high school students)

$50: Covers college application and transcript fees for one student

$25: Covers community college application fee for one student

Thank you for helping to #EmpowertheFuture of our students and communities!

*For a minimum contribution of $500 to the Career Connections program, any individual or business in Maryland is eligible to receive tax credits equal to 50% of the contribution.


Sample emails to send to your friends, family and colleagues

Sample Facebook Posts

Sample Twitter Posts


Follow these three easy steps to make an IMPACT:

1) Create a #EmpowertheFuture fundraising team

Click the “fundraise for this campaign” button to create your team for the #EmpowertheFuture Giving Tuesday challenge! Don’t want to create a team? Click the donate button to make an individual donation.

2) Tell Your Friends!
No matter how big or small, every donation counts! Sample social media posts and emails are available.

3) Let the Challenge Begin!
The #EmpowertheFuture Giving Tuesday challenge begins on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on November 30, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. 


What is the Career Connections program?:

The Foundation Schools’ Career Connections program helps our students successfully transition from The Foundation Schools to post-secondary education or the world of work through the provision of career assessments/curriculum materials, business attire, testing/ placement fees, transportation costs, training and job coaching programs, field trips, college fairs/ tours, vocational training and other necessary preparation tools. Not only does it provide tools and opportunities in a small and individualized environment, but our students also receive direct support from the program through internship and externship opportunities including TFS Strive to Succeed Workroom and coordination with community partners.These supervised work-based learning experiences help students to develop their social skills and work ethic while enabling them to successfully transition from school to meaningful employment.

March 22, 2018
Save The Date!

The Foundation Schools has been helping students rise above their challenges to see a successful future for more than 40 years. On March 22, 2018, please join us for a fun evening that includes dinner and drinks, networking, a silent auction, incredible student art and captivating student performances. This exciting event is held at the […]

Our 2016-2017 Annual Report is here!

Click here to see The Foundation Schools 2016-2017 Annual Report!  

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 […]

August 1, 2017
2017 School Supplies Drive!

Today is the first day of The Foundation Schools’ annual school supplies drive! Nearly 80 percent of our students live in poverty while struggling with emotional and behavioral disabilities. You can provide the tools and confidence they need to succeed this upcoming school year! We will be collecting school supplies during the entire month of […]

June 8, 2017
Save the Date for Do More 24!

On June 8, The Foundation Schools will join 600 local nonprofits in Do More 24 to raise funds for 24 hours. Just $24 can help our students with severe emotional disabilities have a brighter future. Visit DoMore24.org to learn more, and bookmark our page DoMore24.org/npos/the-foundation-schools for when the big day arrives!          […]

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 […]

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 […]