2019 Community Philanthropy Award Winner

The Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation Community Philanthropy Award is given at our Annual Breakfast to an individual, business or organization within our wonderful Mercer Island Community to recognize a vital partnership with Mercer Island Youth & Family Services.


Mercer Island Preschool Association

Founded in 1937, The Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) guiding principles remain true: a strong commitment to the education and well-being of children from birth through kindergarten on Mercer Island and the surrounding communities. MIPA is proud to be the first, only, and model Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of preschool parents in Washington State.


MIPA fosters community and funds preschool scholarships by holding several events each year designed exclusively for families of preschool-aged children, including a Summer Concert at Mercerdale Park, Toy Swap, Preschool Fair and MIPA’s beloved Circus! Proceeds from these events are donated to Mercer Island Youth and Family Services every year to provide preschool scholarships to families in need on Mercer Island.
MIPA has donated over $127,000 to MIYFS for preschool scholarships since 1981.


Thank you for this ongoing support!