Carol Mabry was a devoted supporter of NOW, and a lifelong music lover. She was admired and cherished by all who knew her. Carol first got to know Alejandro and Grace at Westmoreland UCC in Bethesda, Maryland. She supported NOW from its earliest beginnings and honored the orchestra by including it in her estate.
In honor of her generous gift, the Board of NOW established the Carol Mabry Fund to support special projects such as recordings, commissions, and special concerts. And to support the growth of the Carol Mabry Fund, NOW presents an annual chamber music concert in March (Carol’s birthday is March 13) at Westmoreland UCC. The funds raised from the Mabry Legacy Concert will be invested in the Carol Mabry Fund. Help us honor Carol Mabry’s legacy and plan for NOW’s long-term future with a gift to the Carol Mabry Fund.
This concert is free and open to the public. You may make a donation to the Carol Mabry fund before the concert by clicking on the link below, or in person at our box office.
- MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581
- MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, arranged for piano and string quintet
About Carol Mabry
Carol J. Mabry was born March 13, 1931, in Washington, D.C. to Prentis and Margaret Mabry. She lived and worked in Washington, D.C. until she moved with her sister Shirley Stubbs to Ashburn, VA, and became a “legal citizen” with a real vote!
After graduating from George Washington University and Strayer Business College in 1956, Carol began working as executive secretary to the Vice President of the Health Insurance Association of America. This was during the early days of lobbying on Capitol Hill for the expansion of federal legislative activities such as Medigap, Long Term Care, and HMOs. In 1961 she won the title of Miss National Secretary, and in 1989 was awarded the first Robert R. Neal Award for meritorious service at HIAA. She retired in 1990 after almost 34 years and immediately took off on safari to Kenya.
Carol and the Mabry family were charter and active members of Briggs Baptist Church in Bethesda, MD until the move to Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in 2006. At Westmoreland, she continued to serve and sat on several boards, and enjoyed giving of her time to prepare sandwiches for Martha’s Table. When the Briggs Center for Faith and Action was organized around that time, she became a member of the executive board and served as Treasurer. Music and travel were lifelong passions of Carol.
Carol touched many lives with her remarkable faith, kindness, love, and generosity, and will be remembered by all who were fortunate to have known her.