Letter from President


As the President of Friends of Mayer (FOM), it’s one of my missions, along with our entire board, to create a community of devoted and committed parents — to the school, teachers and students.

Whether you’re new to the school this year — WELCOME! — or have been a part of this community for years, we want to take the opportunity to thank you for your time and support.

The funds FOM raises each year are the glue that keeps Mayer whole. Thanks to the support of our community, FOM is able to commit $543,008 to support Mayer for the 2017/18 school year, representing 8% of the school’s $6.5 million operating budget. The 8% FOM contributes protects our kids from CPS budget cuts and ensures our programs stay whole. We, as parents, need to continue to provide this level of support for our Montessori and IB programs to guarantee our kids receive the educational experience they deserve.

Whether your child is part of the legacy that built Mayer, or your child is a new preschooler with a bright Mayer future ahead of them, your support is vital to preserve Mayer’s Future of Excellence.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at president@friendsofmayer.org.

Here’s to a great year!

Erika Vogel, 2017/18 FOM President