Founded in 1997, the Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA) is the first national non-profit in the United States of America dedicated to the education, vaccination and eradication of meningitis. The Meningitis Foundation of America is registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, support and resources to individuals, families, healthcare professionals and the public at large about meningitis diagnosis, prevention and vaccinations.

One new item that has changed recently and that is that families have taken part in organ donation when the tragedy strikes so that with this unfortunate circumstance happens.

MFA is an active member of the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) and a partner of Caring Bridge.

MFA is a non-biased donation-based foundation with assistance from one major fundraiser, The McKenna Rose Winton Memorial Golf Tournament. Please read more under stories.
Taking care of this website requires dedication, discipline patience and passion along with empathy. So much of the volunteer’s time is spent listening, educating and sharing guidance for resources that people might need when tragic events occur in their lives.
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Meet The Board

Caroline L. Petrie

MFA National Secretary and CFO

Facilitating the headquarters of MFA in El Mirage, Arizona and its operations spread across the U.S., Caroline Petrie came to the Meningitis Foundation of America with years of medical, administrative, customer service experience and as an ordained minister. Caroline became involved in meningitis advocacy through her interest in needs, policy and resources for disabled communities and rare diseases. Working along side the organizations leaders, Caroline has a vast understanding of meningitis and it effects. On the day to day basis, Caroline is at the forefront of the MFA filtering communications with patients, medical professional and media relations.

Douglas M. Forman

MFA Vice President

Doug brings thoughtful financial ideas while supporting the rest of the board members with his even temperament keeping the foundation steady every time. With his prior supervisory experience Doug brings new ideas to the table and encouragement to implement them. Doug attends conferences relating to the cause and assists with integration of the ideas with better implementation of these ideas or programs to increase the outreach for public education, vaccination and eradication of Meningitis in all its forms.

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