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MCPS Educational Foundation Financial Information

The Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Maryland (Tax ID#52-1804509). Scroll to the bottom of this page to review the Foundation's annual IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements.

The Foundation's investment manager is Northern Trust.

The Foundation Finance Committee

Steve B. Cohen

Steve Cohen, Chair

As Managing Director and Head of Strategy for ProShares, Steve is responsible for product development, product management, investment strategies, and branding. Steve previously led the marketing team and played a large role in helping shape the firm’s corporate strategy and product development efforts. Prior to joining ProShares in 2002, Steve served as Vice President of Marketing at Folio Investing, and before that at the mutual fund company, Calvert. He also worked with several large agencies in the advertising business for 15 years, including Saatchi & Saatchi and Bozell Worldwide where he ran the Merrill Lynch account.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management information systems from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Steve is married and has three children, all of whom attended Montgomery County Public Schools.

Paul Leleck

Paul Leleck

Paul Leleck is the Chief Financial Officer for Building Hope. In that role, he manages the organization’s finances and underwrites financial assistance to public charter schools. He also works with client schools on their accounting and budgeting through Building Hope Services.

Paul is a certified public accountant with over 35 years of accounting, finance, business and management experience. He has assisted development stage companies and has served as a partner in a Big 4 accounting firm. Paul currently serves as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation. In 2016, Paul established the Joanne Leleck Endowed Fund in memory of his wife. The fund supports the needs of the MCPS Elementary School renamed in Joanne's honor.

Melvyn Leshinsky

Melvyn Leshinsky

Melvyn (Mel) Leshinsky is a retired senior partner of Aronson LLC, a certified public accounting firm, located in Rockville, Maryland, which he joined in 1971 and retired from in 2010.

During his tenure, Aronson LLC enjoyed unprecedented growth and received many professional and community acknowledgments. Aronson’s client base is made up of construction, real estate, government contracting, nonprofit, technology and private industry companies located in the Greater Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Mel currently serves as Chairman of the Montgomery County Public School Educational Foundation and is a member of the Board of the Institute for Community Initiatives. He is also a co-founder of the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development in Baltimore.




MCPSEF 990 Forms

FY2023 990 Form

FY2022 990 Form

FY2021 990 Form

FY2020 990 Form

FY2019 990 Form

FY2018 990 Form

FY2017 990 Form

Financial Audits

2023 Audit 

2022 Audit

2021 Audit

2020 Audit

2019 Audit

2018 Audit

2017 Audit

2016 Audit

2015 Audit