Mary Estey Nash, 1934
B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 1, 1968
Mary Estey Nash has enriched the lives of generations of men and women through her volunteer work on both local and national boards of major social institutions.
A national board member of the YWCA since 1952 and currently a member of its executive, finance, program and budget apportionment, and USO committees, she is also chairman of its financial resources development. She is also a member of the USO Corporation, its board of governors, executive, and campaign committees. Among her other activities, she has been serving on the board other Northern Westchester United Fund, as a member of the Family Service of Westchester and Nursing Home Survey Team of Northern Westchester Hospital, as chairman of the Women’s Division for Queen’s Famine Emergency Committee (European), as a Red Cross Nurse’s Aide, Girl Scout leader, Federal Council of Churches commissioner on Marriage and the Home, and a retarded children’s teacher. She is also well-known as a lay leader in church life and a symbol of alumni devotion to her Alma Mater. Called to be a Denison alumni-nominated trustee for six years, her vigorous championship of the University has inspired alumni, especially her own class and alumni club, to its service.