Support MA
Support MA


Marin Academy is fortunate to benefit from a longstanding culture of generosity that has enabled MA to become a leader in progressive education. Gifts of time, talent, and financial resources from our community enable the school to provide a truly exceptional educational experience to each and every student, year in and year out. We are so grateful for the generous support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends who make our work possible.
Marin Academy’s annual and ongoing fundraising initiatives consist of three programs:

The Annual Fund – The Annual Fund is MA’s largest and most important fundraising priority. Like most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of an MA education. The Annual Fund is critical to closing this gap, enabling MA to fund every single budget priority. All gifts to the Annual Fund are spent the year they are made, thereby making a direct and immediate impact on all of the people and programs of MA. We ask our entire community to give as generously as they can so that MA can continue to meet our most pressing needs each year.

The Sequoia CircleThe Sequoia Circle is a group of dedicated and generous community members who have made a long-term commitment to support MA by naming the school as a beneficiary of a planned gift or bequest. This is a wonderful way to plan for your financial future while leaving a legacy that supports experiential, progressive education for generations to come.

MA CelebratesMA Celebrates is our annual community event. Held on campus, this special evening under the stars brings our community together to enjoy live music, delicious food and wine, and select silent auction items that benefit student financial aid and faculty professional development.

Meet the Advancement Staff

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Rebecca Abbey

    Rebecca Abbey 

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (415) 482-3201
  • Photo of Teal Conroy

    Teal Conroy 

    Director of Leadership Giving
    (415) 482-3272
  • Photo of Ashley Daon

    Ashley Daon 

    Advancement Services Manager
  • Photo of Hervé Ernest

    HervĂ© Ernest 

    Director of Communications
    (415) 482-3289
  • Photo of Robbie Gutierrez

    Robbie Gutierrez 

    Database Coordinator
    (415) 482-3245
  • Photo of Julie Helmbrecht

    Julie Helmbrecht 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Kyndra Kennedy

    Kyndra Kennedy 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (415) 482-3202
  • Photo of Marci Velando

    Marci Velando 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Megan Wheeler

    Megan Wheeler 

    Stewardship and Special Events Manager
    (415) 482-3271
  • Photo of Meg Wilson

    Meg Wilson 

    Director of Advancement
    (415) 482-3224