The MA Fund

K-12 Students

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
–Benjamin Franklin

Look at that photo—look at those Kindergarten-12th grade students!

Such a great representation of The Montgomery Academy student body!

"A picture is worth a thousand words" is not a good enough idiom for this photo...

A picture is worth a million words is more suited!

These students—like our entire student body—pursue excellence in all areas and benefit from the strong college preparatory curriculum that is provided to them every day in every grade.

“One of the many benefits to being educated at MA is that the skills and habits learned here will serve our students well, wherever they go and whatever they do in life,” said Jud Mathews ‘93. He’s right!

With YOUR help, our students and faculty will continue the daily and lifelong journey of our mission statement: to develop leaders committed to honor, scholarship, service, and the pursuit of excellence.

By writing a check today, you can assist The Montgomery Academy in carrying out its educational mission.

As we look across our student body, we realize an Academy education will prepare them for college and beyond while also making ambassadors for our school and state.

Your gift to the MA Fund supports and enhances every academic program and co-curricular activity providing a strong educational foundation.

We also agree with Benjamin Franklin—investment in knowledge does pay the best interest—in our children, our students, and our future!

Sincerely yours,
Jay Spencer
Head of School

Appreciatively yours,
John D. Catone
Director of Institutional Advancement

P.S. Don’t forget—you can double, or even triple, your gift to MA if the company you work for matches employees’ charitable giving (questions: email john_catone@montgomeryacademy.org).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MA Fund?

The MA Fund is made up of unrestricted gifts from alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends and is used to operate the campus on a day-to-day basis. Each year the school seeks contributions to the MA Fund from July 1 to June 30. All gifts and pledges completed before June 30th count toward this year's MA Fund.

Where exactly do the MA Fund dollars go?

Quite literally, every corner of both the Academy’s campuses and each student and teacher benefits from the MA Fund. The MA Fund equips our science and computer labs, builds the library collections, provides sports equipment for our athletic programs and maintains MA's buildings and grounds, to name just a few things.

Why is participation in the MA Fund important?

Your participation is fundamental to assuring a solid financial future for The Montgomery Academy. You may feel that if you can only make a small gift to the MA Fund, it does not make much difference whether you participate. Quite to the contrary, the mere act of participation has great consequences.

By making even a modest gift, your participation will help achieve a much greater result. Your participation in the annual drive to support The Montgomery Academy is also valuable as a signal to others who are considering investing.

If we all give a little, collectively, we gain a lot!

What gifts count toward the MA Fund?

Unrestricted gifts to the school count toward the MA Fund. Please note that gifts made to specific funds or purposes, such as the Weil Library or Endowment, are not counted toward the MA Fund. Therefore, donors to these projects are also encouraged to participate in the MA Fund.

We volunteer in many ways at the Academy, why should we give to the MA Fund?

We are very grateful for the time our volunteers give our children. Without their help we could not continue to provide the quality educational program that we do now. Gifts to the MA Fund are important and necessary to maintain and support that quality program.

Why should I give to MA when there are so many worthy causes?

There are, indeed, many charities and organizations that need – and are worthy of – financial support. We’re asking that The Montgomery Academy be one of the top ones you support. Supporting the MA Fund makes a difference now and in the future. The Academy is educating leaders who will take lessons learned and strong foundations to their personal and professional lives. Our graduates are making a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

I am an Academy alum and now I live out of town. Why should I give?

As a student at the Academy, the community always rallied in support of your education. By contributing to the MA Fund, you are continuing the cycle of giving and directly impacting young people who are sharing in some of the same traditions and experiences you did. You are staying connected to The Montgomery Academy while ensuring others have the opportunities you had.

If my spouse is also an alumna/us of the Academy, will we both get credit for making one gift?

The Montgomery Academy alumni spouses will each be recognized for the entire gift amount.

How can I donate stock to the MA Fund?

To deliver stock to The Montgomery Academy’s primary brokerage account, please instruct your broker to wire the stock shares using the following instructions.

Account Information for your broker:
Company: Raymond James
Broker: Temple Millsap
Phone number: 334-213-4200
DTC: 0725
Account #: 25936437
The Montgomery Academy

In order that we can properly acknowledge your gift, please let us know when you transfer stock and how many shares you are depositing into our account.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact John Catone, Director of Advancement and Marketing, at 334-273-7151 or john_catone@montgomeryacademy.org.

For more information about the MA Fund, please contact Carolyn Bryan '75, Director of Development, or Rachael Saucer Gallagher '03 , Annual Giving and Alumni Programs Coordinator.

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