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Mary R Galbraith

Mary R. GMary R. Galbraithalbraith joined the FOTM staff as a volunteer in 2003 as Volunteer Coordinator. Mary served for 22 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic, including two years as Vice President for Fund Development and two years as Board Chair. For nine years she was bilingual intake counselor at M.E.N.D. in Pacoima, working with disadvantaged families. Mary is a Trustee Emerita of Wilson College. During her tenure as Trustee, she chaired the steering committee of a major capital campaign which earned $55 million for the College, was Chair of the Honors Committee, and held the position of Vice Chair of the Board.

In addition to coordinating volunteer activities at FOTM, Mary manages the membership program, mid-year and annual fund drives, and assists in preparations for the Tuesday Talk series and special events. As a volunteer herself, Mary recognizes the important role volunteers play in the daily activities of Focus on the Masters.

Mary and her husband Jim moved to Ventura in 2002. “We are blown away by the wide variety of cultural experiences in this city. We’re proud to live in a community whose leaders recognize the value of a healthy arts community,” says Mary. In addition to her volunteer duties at Focus, Mary enjoys quilting and making one-of-a-kind special occasion purses. Mary and Jim are the parents of three adult sons and grandparents of seven of the world’s most amazing grandchildren. Their passions are art and travel.