The original item was published from August 27, 2020 3:20 PM to September 14, 2020 9:22 AM
"It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Mary Ann Bobosky for recognition during Naperville Settlement’s Her Story, a homage to the ‘year of the woman.’
While born and raised on a farm in Lisle, Mary Ann has spent most of her married life and professional career dedicated to the best in Naperville and its possibilities. Her career in Naperville CUSD 203 began as a Title I teacher and then guidance counselor. That career in education expanded to a role in the district office as Director of Community Relations. In that role she founded the Naperville Education Foundation to support classroom and student growth. Specifically, she initiated Kid Boosters to support the special needs of students when usual support services are not available. In her 203 role she also organized business partnerships to foster mutually beneficial relationships between local businesses and all 21 District 203 schools.
In her role in the community Mary Ann has been an active force in not-for-profits and events too numerous to mention but including Co-chair of Naper Settlement’s Ag Interpretive Center inaugural fundraiser, The Naperville Education Foundation, Rotary, Loaves and Fishes, St. Patrick’s Guild, Kids Matter, The DuPage Children’s Museum, 100 Women Who Care, The PEO Sisterhood to support women moving forward, Century Walk, and supporting her husband Brand’s passion to provide community art. She has also a Member, Naperville Branch AAUW; Past Chair, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Naperville Bank and Trust.
Through all this commitment to Naperville Mary Ann has been a devoted mother to her four children, their spouses and 11 grandchildren. Naperville is fortunate to have Mary Ann Bobosky as a model of women’s roles. She is an extraordinary community contributor."
Nominated by Sally Pentecost