Following thirty years as President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation, Mary Jalonick retired from The Foundation December 31, 2017.
Over the past several years, Mary has been instrumental in the formation of Early Matters Dallas, a broad-based coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations and volunteers, working together to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality early education. She currently serves as a member of the EMD Governing Board and the EMD Policy committee.
Mary is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Foundation, and a Director of the Lyda Hill Foundation. Additionally, Mary is a Board member of the Dallas College Foundation, Social Venture Partners–Dallas and the SMU-in-Taos Executive Board.
Honors include: the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contributions in Philanthropy presented by the Dallas Historical Society, the Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Award, the establishment of the annual Mary Jalonick Changemaker Award by Early Matters Dallas, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Education Award and the Texans Care for Children, Founder’s Award
In December of 2018, the Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation announced the establishment of the Mary M. Jalonick Women’s Philanthropy Institute Endowment.