Mary Francis Memorial Fund

Benefiting Local Middle School Science Programs

About the Fund

Mary Gonsalves Francis was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, teacher, coach and friend. During her career, Mary taught middle school science in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara schools. She also coached girls basketball and soccer, advised the student body association, organized inspiring science school field trips, and tended her vegetable garden at Martin Murphy Middle School. In her memory, her loved ones created the Mary Francis Memorial Fund to raise needed funding for middle school science field trips.

The fund is currently managed by her daughter Linda Francis, her son Mark Francis, and her love Mike Crawford and is in its infancy. Upon her passing in 2017, the family first received donations for the Martin Murphy Middle School Garden and is currently working with the school to create a special garden feature and general improvements for the garden space.

If you are a middle school teacher seeking funding, click here to apply.

We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our First Fundraiser:


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Mary Francis Memorial Fund Music Festival


Our first annual Mary Francis Memorial Fund Music Festival was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who contributed, participated, joined us and/ or donated!


We look forward to seeing you next year!

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