Mary worked at Family Planning Services of the Onondaga County Health Department. She served on a variety of boards inclding the N.Y.S. Council of Adolescent Pregnancy, National Family Planning and Reproductive Rights, Urban League and N.Y.S. Food and Nutrition.

“I’ve been involved in social activity my whole life having grown up with a family that was very involved in the community. I was excited when I was asked to sit on the committee of the Community Foundation board that directed the money. There were many needs then, as there are now, and I was very happy to get involved in charitable giving and social need. 

I fondly remember that during my time on the board there was an openness to new ideas. I found it a worthwhile and rich experience. There were different points of views represented and always a good conversation. I have been very impressed with the Community Foundation helping to address the needs in the education and hope to see it continue trying to stay in the forefront of addressing the major needs in the community.”