The Mary E. Smith (M.O.M) Foundation, Inc./ Memories of Mary is a nonprofit charity organization founded in 2008. The foundation is dedicated to the memory of Mary Elizabeth Smith and operates in accordance to the following Mission:

To provide the resources to assist in the early detection and prevention of brain tumors; to support education and research in the neurosciences through scholarships; to award grants to health care organizations; to provide financial assistance for brain tumor screenings for underserved families; to promote healthy living and lifestyles through health awareness; to conduct and/or support community programs dedicated to the improvement of health, wellness and overall quality of life.

The Mary E Smith Foundation was established to help win the fight against brain tumors. Our Vision is to one day live in a world in which brain tumors do not exist… period.

Values: As a nonprofit organization, and as individuals, we value:
Integrity — Compassion — Excellence

The Mary E. Smith Foundation will achieve its mission through the following initiatives:

1. FIND-A-CURE provide grants to the nations top researchers

2. AIM HIGH provide academic scholarships to high school, college/medical students

3. SAVE-A-LIFE provide financial support for screening and health awareness

  • Tiffany Woodson - President

    Tiffany Woodson, received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Western Illinois University and Masters of Education from De Paul University in Chicago.

  • Tabari Woodson – Vice President

    Tabari Woodson, studied business economics at Florida A&M University and at Chicago State University. He received a Masters in Health System Management from Rush University.

  • Delecta Davis - Treasurer

    Delecta Davis received her undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Western Illinois University and Masters of Arts in Gerontology- Emphasis in Health Care Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

  • Dr. Kennedi Strickland-Dixon – Director

    Kennedi Strickland-Dixon received a B.S in Special Education from Western Illinois University, a Masters of Arts in School Administration from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. and completed her doctorate in School Leadership from DePaul University.