Mary Beth’s daughter, Rosemary, has been inspired by her mother’s lifelong commitment to community service. She admires Mary Beth’s active participation in the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1960s, and the many ways she has continued to serve her community since then. Mary Beth taught Rosemary the importance of valuing our common humanity and helping where help is needed. Rosemary became involved with Jubilee when she began attending the Benefit Breakfast with her parents. When Rosemary’s daughters were in their early teens, they began hosting a mother/daughter table together at the Breakfast. Today, Rosemary is proud to follow in her mother’s footsteps and serve on Jubilee’s Board of Directors.
Rosemary’s daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine, have benefitted from their family’s involvement with Jubilee. Through years of attending the Breakfast, they were able to hear the powerful stories of women persevering through hardship and finding strength through community and belief in themselves, which in turn inspired them to become Jubilee volunteers.
Rosemary inspired Elizabeth and Katherine to share their strengths to benefit others. Mary Beth inspired Rosemary to serve her community and have compassion for those in need. Alice inspired Mary Beth to continue believing in and empowering others. Alice’s resilience and perseverance had a lasting positive impact — she inspired three generations of women in her family.