Mary Kate’s Legacy has hit a crossroads with trying to remain prevalent in this new world of covid. We have decided at this time we would cease operations and close the Foundation down. The fact that we have not been able to raise any money for over a year and the uncertainty of the future to do so, we found it a good time to rest after over 15 years of assisting special needs children and their families.

This was not an easy decision but a long hard fight with an important focus on the children . I did struggle with this decision but it is the right one to make at this time .

I would like to thank all of our Board members over the years as well as all of the volunteers who selflessly gave of their time and energy to make this Foundation so successful.

We have been very fortunate to partner with so many companies and individuals who made Mary Kate’s Legacy so successful , we were nothing without you ! I thought about listing them all but don’t want to miss anyone , all I can say is THANK YOU !

It truly was a good run but good things do come to an end and with that , I will give thanks to everyone who touched us in some way and may the good Lord hold you in the palm of his hand whilst the wind be ever at your back. God Bless you all ,

Sincerely and appreciative, Tom Marlow



Our Mission

“Mary Kate’s Legacy Foundation is committed to the witness of faith and spirit of giving that inspired all who knew her. The mission of the foundation is to continue the spirit of love and goodness which epitomized the life of Mary Kate Marlow.
The foundation is intended to assist those families of children with special needs; to relieve financial burden and support them with Mary Kate’s spirit of hope and love.”

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Why we did it – Since 1993

We would like to help other families with special needs children free themselves of some of those barriers and improve their quality of life. Our van lift enabled Mary Kate to visit family and friends, go to church or to the mall, go to a park or museum and even on family vacations. These are things we all take for granted.

Mary Kate had an amazing spirit and despite her weak shell she had a great impact on all those who met her. We hope that her spirit will live on through this foundation, but we need your help.

We were blessed to have had Mary Kate in our lives, if only for 11 years. She taught us a great deal about faith, hope, courage, and especially love. To love unconditionally is to see beyond our limitations and help us achieve our true potential. Inspired by her love, we hope to help others reach this goal.


Mary Kates Legacy would like to thank everyone for their generous support.