Mary's Place, Inc.
April 29, 2011
In the Spring of 2007 my dear friend, John Carmon asked me if I would be interested in serving on the Mary’s Place Board of Directors. Having never served on a Board, at first I was hesitant. John, however, was persistent stating “I know you Rob …and serving on the Mary’s Place Board will be nothing short of a life changing event for you.” John’s words could not have been more prophetic as my service on the board has enriched my life beyond anything I could have ever imagined. From the first picnic and butterfly release of remembrance to the last gala and more recently, the wine tasting fund raiser event, I have never cried more tears of joy. I am a witness to the dedication, determination and the countless selfless acts of giving that the staff, volunteers, and my fellow board members bring to the mission of Mary’s Place. Be they toddlers, tweens, teens or adults, I am a witness, as well, to indomitable strength, courage and resilience of those who have suffered the grievous loss of loved ones. My hope for all of you who read these testimonials is that you will moved to come and stand alongside all of us in support of the awesome works of kindness and compassion that is Mary’s Place.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my role as a member of its board of directors and as one of its staunchest supporters.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase the number of paid staff and volunteers twofold, and look to provide these very same services in neighboring counties.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you tell others about this organization?
How did you learn about this organization?
I learned about Mary's Place from John Carmon.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
To continue to provide these services to those in need.
What is its top priority in the long run?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I help to raise awareness and in turn, giving so that the work of Mary's Place will always be there for those in need.