Encouraging and Recognizing Community Service

Welcome to the Mary Powell Foundation

A registered non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to continuing the good works of a remarkable, selfless woman who took the initiative to become involved in her community and to fight for social justice.

Our Mission

To support people, organizations and causes that exhibit the traits and ideals demonstrated by Mary Powell throughout her remarkable life. Selfless dedication to helping others, doing what is morally right, and taking the initiative to become involved in one’s community are the traits the MPF seeks to exhibit and support.

 

Our Mission

All Proceeds to Charity

An all-volunteer organization, 100% of donations are used to fulfill and expand the Foundation’s charitable mission; supporting our scholarship and award programs as well as our veterans music therapy sponsorships.

Our Programs

Our History

Our history begins with the selfless service of Mary Powell, a noted community volunteer in New York City who, despite the challenges of working, commuting and raising a family, set an example of initiative, perseverence and community engagement.

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News & Events

Check Out What We've Been Up To!

2015 High School for Youth & Community Development @ Erasmus Hall

Joel Reckley not only won this year’s Mary Powell Community Service Award and Scholarship at his HS, but he also qualified for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award, Silver Level, by volunteering over 175 hours between the Brooklyn Library, where he...

2015 JHS Student Awards – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association

The MPF and MMHCA teamed up again to award the Mary Powell Community Service Award and accompanying grants to two very deserving JHS students at Cunningham and Marine Park in Brooklyn.  At the MMHCA Civic Meeting, Sydni, a local Girl Scout and 3-year member of her...

2015 – President’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Mary Powell Foundation awarded eight President’s Volunteer Service Awards & Medallions (1 Gold and 1 Lifetime Award and 6 Group Member Awards) to a wonderful group of volunteers helping patients at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C....

2014-15 Columbia University School of Social Work

Each Fall since 2012, CUSSW has awarded the Mary Powell Scholarship for the Promotion of Social Responsibilty to a deserving graduate student dedicated to making the world a better place. Pictured below is Emily, a graduate of Northeastern University and winner of the...

2014 – HS for Youth & Community Development @ Erasmus Hall

MPF Board Member Alan Taylor (r. in photo) presented this year’s Mary Powell Community Service Award and Scholarship to college bound Omari Lawes at the HS for Youth & Community Development.

2014 – JHS Student Awards – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association

The MPF and the MMHCA teamed up again to award the Mary Powell Community Service Award and accompanying grant to two very deserving JHS students at Cunningham JHS and Marine Park JHS in Marine Park, Brooklyn in June.

2014 – President’s Volunteer Service Award – Sung Ji

The MPF Awarded the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award to Sung Ji (Jenny) of Fairfax, VA for selflessly volunteering over 250 hours of service to the Georgetown University Hospital over the past year. Sung Ji received a letter from the White House, a...

2013 – HS for Youth & Community Development @ Erasmus Hall

The MPF is honored to have recognized another graduating senior from the HS for Y&CD with the Mary Powell Community Service Award – 2013.  Elizabeth Felix was an active member of the YCD Leadership Class since 10th grade, encouraging students and adults alike to...

2013 – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association – JHS Student Awards

2013 marked the fourth consecutive year that The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association in Brooklyn, NY and the Mary Powell Foundation joined forces to sponsor the Mary Powell Community Service Award to Junior High School students who have demonstrated a...

Fugees Family – an inspirational story of community service!

The Fugee Family may have started with soccer, but it is a remarkable example of how concerned citizens can have a great impact on a community. One never knows how you will be called to serve your community or who will rally to help you. Read the story of Luma Mufleh...

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