While Wells4Wellness was incorporated in 2012, our 501(c)3 status did not come until a bit later. We very much wanted to apply for this special nonprofit status, but had no idea how to do so. Thankfully, Sue Laird knew just who to call – Mary Beth Ford.
Mary Beth was writing contracts for the government, so writing a 501(c)3 application was a piece of cake. Without her expertise, I do not know where we would be today. Mary Beth has served over 3 years on the board and even took on a special role as secretary. Whatever she does, she gives it 150%.
For our third 5K, Mary Beth had her entire family get involved. They either did the race or financially supported her team. They took 1st place hands down. Her team raised the most money for clean water for the people of Niger.
Mary Beth and I have grown to be very close friends. When your friends are so dedicated to the cause, it is even harder to let them go when their term is up. I will be forever grateful to her for helping us reach major milestones in her time on our board. Whatever Mary Beth puts her mind to, she excels at. She is not only a hard worker, but a great friend. I am so thankful for your years of service and dedication to Wells4Wellness and to the people of Niger. On behalf of myself, the board, and the people of Niger, thank you.