Mary Warshauer of Rumson, N.J. is the former president of the National Garden Clubs Inc. Mary supports and promotes “Plant America,” NGC’s initiative that focuses on gardens and gardening, with an emphasis on community service. In addition, Mary chairs the NGC finance committee, as well as helping guide the national organization and work to advance NGC’s mission: promoting civic and environmental responsibility, as well as a love of gardening and floral design. She also supports the organization’s major objectives—to foster education and participation in the organization’s many local, regional, national and international outreach programs.
Mary previously served as first vice president of National Garden Clubs Inc. She has held a variety of positions in National Garden Clubs Inc. on the national level, including serving as chairman of the Blue Star Memorial program and Water Quality and Conservation Committee. As an NGC executive committee member, she represented the organization’s Central Atlantic Region, where she served as region director and on the NGC Scholarship Committee. In addition, Mary was president of The Garden Club of New Jersey Inc., from 2009-2011. She also served in a number of roles in the Central Atlantic Region and has been a member of the Garden Club of Fair Haven, N.J., for over 30 years.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Florida State University in Tallahassee.