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The Mountain Brook community has never wavered in the charge to support its schools.

When the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation was established in 1992, there was great concern over the lack of state funding for public education. As a call to action, community leaders created an Endowment Fund to ensure the long-term protection of our city’s greatest asset, its school system. The Foundation’s founders believed the critical “extras” of technology, professional development and library enhancements would be the first cut during economic downturns.

Today, these are still the Foundation’s areas of focus. Over the past thirty years, the Foundation has awarded more than $8.1 million in grants to the school system.

In response to the obstacles presented by Covid-19 during the 2020-2021 school year, the Board of Directors approved an additional $300,000 in grants for an unprecedented total of $761,843 given to Mountain Brook Schools this year. These additional funds were used to purchase technology needed to assist with distance learning including 500 document monitors and web cams and sound system enhancements for our classrooms. Additionally, the grant was used to fund the school system’s Eduvision and Google Enterprise licenses.

Board of Directors

Key Hudson ’00


Kristin Ritter


Charles Smith ’98


Chris Trotter


Britt A. Redden ’93


Lane DeWine


Glenn E. Estes, Jr. ’72


Morgan Cook


Greg Butrus ’89

Annmarie Axon

William H. Caine ’96

Eric Kelly

Faith Couvillon

Edward Elliott ’01

Susan Salter Hydinger, MD

Al B. Cohn, MD

Cheryl A. Collat

Anne Hamner Cowin

Hunter Craig ’96

Krisalyn Crye

Joanna Hufham

David E. Malone ’92

Bill Rodrigues

John R. Miller, IV

George C. Pelekis, III ’85

Billy Pritchard ’72

Kristin Ritter

Barry A. Staples

Wally Nail, III ’79

Dan Thomasson ’90

Stephen Favrot, MD

Craig Stephens

Bennett White

Jeff Lloyd

A Letter From
. . .

Our Executive Director

On behalf of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation, thank you for your support – past, present and future.

The mission of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation is to support our students and faculty members in their pursuits of excellence. We are the only local organization that provides funding to our schools and touches every student, every teacher and every grade. The Foundation makes amazing things happen from kindergarten through graduation at each of the Mountain Brook schools and by partnering with the Foundation, you become an investor in the future of our students.

Annual grants given by the Foundation to the school system enhance the outstanding learning experience that each Mountain Brook student receives. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $8.1 million in the areas of teacher development, technology and library enhancements. Our endowment is now valued at more than $10.1 million, and we need your help to continue its growth.

When the Foundation was established 25 years ago, there was great concern over the lack of state funding for public education. While we are incredibly proud of our endowment, it is unfortunately not enough to fully fund the system’s growing needs. Your donation to the Foundation helps bridge this gap. For this reason, we ask that you consider a gift to the Foundation as a way to ensure the long-term quality of Mountain Brook schools.

Mountain Brook is truly an outstanding community because of its residents, leadership and school system. Partner with us. Invest with us. You will see the daily impact your gift for decades to come.


Rachel Weingartner

Executive Director
Investment Policy
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Your Investment Well Managed

From the outset, the Foundation’s leadership established guidelines to ensure that every gift makes a positive impact on the school system immediately and in the future.

Your gift to the Foundation will be invested in an Endowment Fund that is managed by a group of professional investment advisors. The endowment’s spending and investment policies are continually monitored by the Foundation’s Board of Directors to ensure a proper balance between the Foundation’s near-term income needs and long-term growth objectives. Each year, the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation awards the school system with a grant based on a minimum distribution to maintain the Endowment’s principal.

The future is now.

The Foundation continues to mobilize community support for the enhancement of our schools. With your help, the Foundation’s endowment can provide an annual grant to the school system that keeps pace with its growing needs.

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