A black and white photo of a Founders Day display board

Annual Founder's Day Volunteer Awards and Reception

UPDATE: We're extending the deadline to RSVP until April 1st.

The Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs is proud to host this year's Annual Founder's Day Reception. To see more information about the reception, please visit the February 2017 form packet (PDF, 276KB).

To see the invitation, please view the Founders' Day E-vite.


The Founders Day celebration was created in 1910 by Mrs. David O. Mears, a charter member of the National Congress of Mothers founded by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst in Washington, DC, February 17, 1897. The Founders Day observance has continued through the change of organization names in 1925 to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and the uniting in 1970 with the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, founded in 1926 by Selena Sloan Butler, to become the National PTA. The vision of PTAs founders has been realized in many ways, and now it is up to present PTA members to continue the vision.

While paying tribute to the three Founders and all who worked with them, it is also an appropriate time to show appreciation to those in your own PTA and community who have been dedicated advocates for children.

Each year, PTA honors the three founders as well as past and present PTA leaders. Through special programs and events PTA also attempts to increase the awareness of its members and the community not only about its past achievements but its present and future activities, projects and goals. In Anne Arundel County, we honor volunteers, teachers, principals and active PTA units with special awards during the Founders Day dinner. In addition, our scholarship committee hosts a silent auction to provide scholarship funding for deserving Anne Arundel County public school students.

Celebrating 92 Years as Advocates for Children in Anne Arundel County

We had a great time celebrating Founder's Day 2016. If you'd like to see photos, browse our Founder's Day 2016 photos.