We believe that women are empowered through education.


When women are educated, communities will benefit.

You have probably noticed our recent name change to Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) from Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF), to better reflect our mission and values. What has not changed is our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit public charity status for our volunteer-led organization.

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35 Years of Grants - MMEG Anniversary Celebration


April 27, 2016 MMEG Grantees Marion Subah and Ingrid Meintjes

gave a talk at the World Bank in Washington, DC


Marion Subah, US/Canada Program - 1983, MMEG's first grantee.

Marion received the grant in 1983. She is a nurse who helped displaced women and children during the Liberian civil war; last year she was on the front lines of the fight to contain Ebola in Liberia, helping medical personnel stay safe and organizing community-based prevention measures.




Ingrid Meintjes, South Africa Program - 2009.

Ingrid pioneered maternal mental health in HIV/AIDS services in low-income communities. Her personal experience with the specter of AIDS made her determined to get involved in her country’s HIV/AIDS movement. She joined the Nobel prize nominated organization, the Treatment Action Campaign, in 2005. In south Africa it was women who bore the brunt of the epidemic. Women in monogamous relationships, married women, were, paradoxically, the most affected.


The event was co-sponsored by the World Bank Family Network (WBFN), the Gender Cross-Cutting Solution Area of the World Bank, and Culture Saves, a non-profit organization.

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