Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

The Madonna Foundation’s mission is to educate underserved young women in the Chicago area in order to transform lives and launch bright futures by providing access to academic excellence at a single-gender Catholic High School. The Foundation educates the whole person by instilling the Franciscan values of Respect, Dedication, Stewardship and Joy through dynamic programing and tuition support.

Our Philosophy

By investing in the education of young women, they can achieve what they never thought possible and become the next generation of educated, compassionate leaders and philanthropists.

Our Parent Company

Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, continues our foundress’ mission to serve those in need by continuing to care for generations of families. They own and operate premier senior living communities that offer a spectrum of housing and care options. They also provide community-based services including home care and child care. Through their charitable programs they operate a domestic violence shelter and provide educational support for students attending an all-girls Catholic high school.