All three of their children graduated from ETHS. Mary joined Y.O.U.’s Board of Directors in 2015 because she believes that the organization plays a critical role in closing the achievement and opportunity gap for youth in Evanston and Skokie. Prior to board service, she became a member of the Y.O.U. Capital Campaign Steering Committee and has been a member of the Y.O.U. Community Counsel since 2013. Mary currently also serves on the Board of Evanston Scholars where she also mentors two of their Scholars. Preceding that, Mary served on the Board of the Evanston Community Foundation for nine years. Mary graduated from Indiana University where she received an M.A. in Language and Speech Pathology. Eventually, she changed careers and worked in marketing for LEXIS/NEXIS legal and news database prior to raising her children.