The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Marymount High School to be used toward the school’s recent purchase of property adjacent to the east border of the campus. This grant is among the largest gifts in Marymount’s history.
Marymount’s Head of School, Dr. Mary Ellen Gozdecki, said, “The acquisition of the property on Udine Avenue has significant strategic potential for Marymount’s future and serves the best long-term interests of the school. This historic grant from The Ahmanson Foundation, along with the extension of the footprint of the campus through the purchase of the Udine property, helps to anchor Marymount for a continued commitment to educating young women to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
The Ahmanson Foundation has aided the school since 1977 with grants to program, faculty endowment and technology. Just last year, it awarded the school $100,000 toward the refurbishment of Butler Hall, which added 9,500 square feet of useable space for classrooms, a computer lab and faculty offices.Marymount High School is a Catholic, independent, all-girls high school located on Sunset Boulevard across from the UCLA campus. Since 1923, the School’s goal has been “to prepare young women to make a better world.” Its 400 students are drawn from over 80 feeder schools and over 65 zip codes within the Los Angeles metropolitan area.