In my conversation with Mary I knew in my gutSubliminal Tracks Reviewthat she was someone who had many layers and a variety of fibers in the fabric of her identity. I was eager to explore.
There was the ‘housewife’ with strong Washington, D.C. roots and a high-profile pedigree. There was the devoted mother of five. And then there was the powerful, observant and delightfully curious spirit underneath all of that who knew there was a bigger part of her that she was just beginning to tap into and express.
Reflecting upon her life, Mary believes all experiences have a purpose. Born into the family of legendary radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey, Mary was taught early on about the value of giving back to the community and making a difference.
As a child, holidays were spent at soup kitchens learning how to be of service to others. Her Dad was a big influence as role model serving as the president of the Vincent T. Lombardi Foundation raising funds for the Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown University Hospital. As a young mother Mary spent nine years as its Executive Director.