Mary Lou McGee
Mary Lou began her affiliation with RFB&D / Learning Ally in 1976, when she became a weekly volunteer reader and monitor for the Metropolitan Washington DC unit. She served on the unit’s board for eight years and then as Chair for three years. Mary Lou was elected to the National Board in 1990, and her numerous committee assignments included Personnel, Development, Search, Executive, Nominating, Unit Relations, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. She served as National Board Chair between 1996 and 1998. When her term on the Board ended, she became Co-Chair of RFB&D’s 50th Anniversary Campaign. She was re-elected to the National Board in 2000 and served through 2009, including as a member of the Development Advisory and Executive Committees, and as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Because of her devotion and many special contributions to RFB&D over the years, Mary Lou was honored with Director Emerita status in 2009. She currently serves on the National Philanthropy Committee and as a board member of the Metropolitan Washington DC Unit. In addition to her Learning Ally activities, Mary Lou serves on the Board of Associates for IONA Senior Services, an eldercare agency affiliated with the Washington, DC, Department for the Aging. She also volunteers in the Institutional Affairs Office of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where she handles special projects and assists in staffing the Board of Trustees. Prior to her position at the Kennedy Center, she handled special projects for Tipper Gore in the Office of the Vice President for the White House. Mary Lou also spent many years as a PTSA activist in the Maryland public school system, including taskforce membership for Integration and Minority Achievement, Facilities Planning and Curriculum Development. She is married and has two adult sons.