Menaul School here has been awarded a "Birthday Offering" grant for "up to $150,000" from the Creative Ministries Offering Committee of Presbyterian Women (PW) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to support Menaul’s boarding program, reinitiated this year after a 10-year hiatus.

The money will be used to refurbish existing dormitories and to purchase an activities van to provide transportation for boarding students. The school currently has six boarding students, all from China. Two more are expected in the near future.

Founded in 1896, Menaul — an independent but PC(USA)-related faith-based college preparatory school — served primarily as a Presbyterian boarding school for students, from northern New Mexico, Southern Colorado and surrounding states for more than 100 years.

PW’s “Birthday Offering” is collected in the spring of each year. It funds up to five projects that are not included in the General Assembly Mission Budget.

Menaul has also recently received gifts from Ultra Painting and the “Walton Endowment Fund from Mary Holmes College” to pay for building repair and maintenance projects, including the exterior painting of three of Menaul’s historic buildings:  Donaldson Hall, Davidson Hall, and the gymnasium.