MCPS Educational Foundation to Celebrate the Life and Work of Patricia O’Neill

April 13, 2022

Mrs. Patricia Baier O’Neill, who passed away in September of 2021 and was the longest-serving member on the Montgomery County Board of Education, will be honored at a tribute event on Tuesday, April 19. There will be an official announcement of a $10 million dollar gift to fund scholarships for MCPS students during the program.

WHAT: Tribute event with speeches of remembrance, video testimonials and discussion of a new academic scholarship funded by a generous donation from the Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: KID Museum, 3 Bethesda Metro Center Suite 140, Bethesda, MD 20814 


  • Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, Interim Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Joshua B. Rales, president, Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation
  • Yolanda J. Pruitt, executive director, MCPS Educational Foundation
  • James Richard “Rick” O'Neill, Mrs. O'Neill's husband

** Members of the media are asked to email to RSVP.


<<Back to browse