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Legacy & Mission

The Madonna Difference

What Sets Us Apart

The Madonna Foundation is proud to carry on the legacy and mission of Madonna High School, serving Chicago’s young women by providing them with access to a high-quality Catholic secondary education.

The Foundation represents all the best of Madonna High School’s proud traditions and continues to make a difference in the community. We are the only scholarship organization in the Chicago region focusing exclusively on women’s secondary education.

The Madonna Foundation is committed to maximizing every dollar raised. It invests 91 cents of every dollar raised on program support and scholarships for Madonna Scholars.

Graduation Cap
Since it was established in 2001, the Madonna Foundation has awarded over 1,500 scholarships totaling more than $3.5 million in scholarship funds.
College
Over the past 20 years, 99.9% of our senior-year Scholars have graduated from high school, and 99.6% have pursued higher education. 

Helping Scholars Overcome Barriers

On average:

  • 85% of our Scholars are from minority backgrounds.
  • 52% of our Scholars come from single parent homes.
  • 76% of our Scholars will be the first in their families to obtain a four-year post-secondary degree.
  • The average income per person from a Scholar’s family is $8,875 per year.
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Ways You Can Support Our Mission

HOST A SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Host an educational workshop or career day for our Scholars.
EVENT HOST
OR SPONSOR
Host or sponsor a fundraising event.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Partner with us through your business to provide scholarship support.
Unrestricted Gifts
UNRESTRICTED GIFTS
Every gift is appreciated and will be used for our greatest need.
Restricted Gifts
RESTRICTED GIFTS
Every gift is appreciated and will be used for your designated intentions.
Planned Gifts
PLANNED GIFTS
We can provide more information on building your legacy.

Your contribution will help ensure that we can continue to serve others through our scholarships, programming, and alumnae association.

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