Thursday, March 7, 2013

San Angelo Women of Distinction Spotlight - Mary Hebert

Mary Hebert
Mary Herbert was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from Monterey High School before going on to graduate from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Speech as well as earning a teaching certificate. She has four children as well as three grandchildren that live throughout the U.S.

Mary began her career teaching high school English for three years in the Houston Independent School District. She then left the teaching profession to become the Executive Director of the San Angelo Schools Foundation where, among many accomplishments, she established a Scholarship Endowment program that grew to an amount of $80,000 in two years. Mary continued down her new philanthropic path and began to expand her expertise and share her skills with various other organizations including Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley, Social and Health Resources Coalition, and Concho Valley RSVP. Her dedication to the community led her to be a co-founder of the Tom Green Co. Hunger Initiative and the originator and first President of the Board of Directors for Christmas in April. Mary is a force to be reckoned with as exemplified by her vast achievements and her incredible devotion to the San Angelo community.

Mary is always thinking ahead and setting an example for others to follow. Today her efforts are once again turned in a different direction.  She is currently the Helping Hands Program Manager with the Galilee Community Development Corporation.  Mary leads this group, along with a board of volunteers, to rebuild houses for lower income elderly at no cost to the homeowner’s themselves. Mary strives to spread the mission of Helping Hands and to bring the community together in order to help those in need.  Mary’s life is a testament to the Girl Scout values of service and leadership.

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