About Us

Standing Strong Together To Support Education

We began in 1992 when several business leaders and community members wanted to raise funds to bring the Internet to all seven schools in the school division. And today, as then, we are led by visionaries who have provided hundreds of grants and dozens of student scholarships to elevate education for Manassas City Public Schools.

Today, we support over 7,600 students and 1,300 educators and support staff in our MCPS family that includes five elementary, two intermediate, one middle, and one high school. We create programs and experiences for all students; support teacher and student needs; and build a bridge between our community and our schools.

Our Vision

The Manassas community will unite to support academic excellence, leadership and achievement for Manassas City Public Schools’ students and teachers.

Our Mission

We seek community support to encourage innovation, enhance quality education, and promote success for all Manassas City Public Schools’ students and teachers.

Why I Serve…

“The Foundation strives to make sure all children have the opportunity to shine, be innovative and create their own energy behind learning experiences. I’m proud to be a part of helping to ensure that happens.”

– Jinnae Monroe, CEO, Professionals by Design

Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors– a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and skills to support our students and teachers. They also provide financial support and in-kind contributions.

Executive Committee

President

Jimmy Conroy

Vice President & Branch Manager, United Bank

1st Vice President

Jinnae Monroe

CEO/Owner, Professionals by Design
Founder/President, HireGround non-profit

2nd Vice President

Sarah Emerson

CyberSecurity Business Analyst
SWIFT

Treasurer

Christopher Peden, CPA

Secretary

Theresa Karlson

Co-Founder, The Willam Karlson Charitable Foundation

Superintendent

Dr. Kevin Newman

Manassas City Public Schools

Executive Director

Maureen Arvai

Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation

Board Members

Dr. Andrea Cobb

Director of Student Research and Internships
George Mason University College of Science

Kim Golanski

Director, Community Engagement
UVA Health System

Ian Lovejoy

Helleni Moon

Samantha Petersen

Systems Engineer Associate Manager
Lockheed Martin

Patrick Small

Director of Economic Development
City of Manassas

Zuzana Steen

Director, Academic and Community Relations
Micron

Robyn Williams

MCPS School Board Liaison
President
Redstone Realty

Our Impact by the Numbers

$1.7M

Raised in last
decade

7- 10

Scholarships Awarded
Annually

$50K – $75K

Innovative Grants
Awarded Annually

7,600

Students Who Benefit

MCPSEF Annual Report

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