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The Marquez Enrichment Fund

The Marquez Enrichment Fund annual direct giving campaign is our biggest and single most important fundraising program. Each year, we seek 100% participation from Marquez families. From $10 to $10,000, our families and community sponsors contribute through The Fund approximately 70% of the total amount FOM fundraises each year. Starting with a Fall Fundraising Challenge, our campaign launches in September and continues through the entire school year. The Marquez Enrichment Fund co-chairs and team have the most important job in FOM, as they manage the year-long fundraising campaign, track and recognize donors.

The Auction is Marquez’s “not-to-miss” fundraising gala of the year, and it is our second biggest fundraiser. It is a most anticipated dinner party featuring a live, silent and on-line auction. A large team of parent volunteers work together to organize the entire event, from all aspects of event planning to soliciting auction item donations. 

Year of Parties (YOP) is a FUNdraising effort for Friends of Marquez. 

Through YOP, you can host and/or attend a party to help raise funds. Our YOP chairs are here to help you navigate the party-with-Marquez world. We can help you coordinate a party or come up with party ideas. All party ideas are welcome and encouraged, you decide the what, where, when, why, how many people can attend, etc. We help you promote your party, Marquez families attend, all money paid to attend the party goes directly to YOP/FOM (the hosts underwrite and organize the parties). The party is a success, everyone has fun while raising money for our wonderful school. Win-Win-Win

We look forward to helping you host and seeing you partying it up!

If you have any questions or are interested in hosting, or want to brainstorm any party idea, please email Nicole and Claudia at yearofparties@friendsofmarquez.com

For more information, please kick the button below:

Sign up for a party today!

Birthday Marquee

The Marquez Marquee is a way for the school to communicate upcoming events.  Every week the Marquee will list the events and birthday's for the upcoming week.  The cost to have your student's name up on the Marquee the week of their birthday  is $25.  This money goes to FOM to help pay for enrichment programs. 

Birthday Marquee Sign-up

Book Fair

For a week in November and just in time for the holidays, the annual Scholastic Book Fair transforms the auditorium into a book store and gift shop with best sellers and other materials. Net proceeds from the sales go to FOM to fund enrichment programs. Volunteers help staff the weeklong event 8am – 3pm, and also help set up the week before.



This team reaches out to our generous local business partners and sponsors for contributions benefitting our award-winning and community-defining neighborhood school. 

Did you know that some companies will match your donation to a non-profit?   Matching gifts are free money for Marquez.  Our team will do all the work for you.   Email us what company you work for and we will take it from there.

Contact: Vanessa Poolman

Grant Writing


Did you know that, in an average year, the Grant Writing Team wins over $15,000 in grants for Marquez? This team researches and puts together applications for available outside funding opportunities from corporations, foundations and community organizations. This team can always use more help researching new opportunities and coming up with winning grant proposals. 

Reading is fun! Each year, children read as much as they can during this time, gathering pledges from friends and family. Parent volunteers coordinate the entire event, and keep up with this Marquez tradition year after year.