- The MMMF was founded in 1981 in memory of Margaret
Craig McNamara by members of the World Bank Family
Network (WBFN) in recognition of her life-long
commitment to women and children worldwide and her
advocacy for education.
- For more than three decades the Fund has awarded
over 250 educational grants to women from low and
middle-income countries, steadily increasing number
and size of grants annually; from its first grant in 1983 to
24 grants in 2014.
- The MMMF is nonprofit, public charity and an allvolunteer
organization receiving ongoing support from
the World Bank, dedicated MMMF Board members and
hundreds of volunteers from WBFN.
- Funding for the MMMF comes from the MMMF Annual
International Arts and Crafts Fair, generous donations
from World Bank Group staff and retirees and major
contributors: The Margaret and Robert McNamara
Foundations, The Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit
Union, The Zlaoui Family, and other corporations and
The Junior League of Washington strives to be a vibrant presence in the lives of the women and children in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, serving as a resource throughout the community to effect positive change, seek common ground, and inspire hope.
The horse show is open to all and competitors from as far away as Alaska have made the trip to Maryland. The Capital Challenge does offer a limited number of entries in each division, which are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This system has proven to be very successful and limiting entries has created a more exhibitor-friendly time schedule, kept class sizes manageable, and has ensured proper functioning of the facility.
We invite you to come join us for this year’s Capital Challenge Horse Show. We wish you luck and hope you enjoy showing at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center.
The Turkish Heritage Month will be capped off on September 25th by the annual DC Turkish Festival during which a multitude of Turkish style artists and artisans will take more than 20,000 DC visitors on a Magical Journey to Ephesus, Turkey.
November 2, 3, 4, 5 2015 10am - 4pm
You will find beautiful handcrafted accessories, decorative objects, fair trade items and much more from around the world
World Bank Main Complex 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC
Open to the public with photo ID