Mary Wong was named President of the Office Depot Foundation in 2006 after serving as Director of Community Relations for Office Depot since 2000. She serves on the boards of the United Nations Women’s Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, where she co-chairs the Business Disaster Assistance and Recovery Program.
She is a former member of the White House Disaster Assistance Recovery and Volunteerism Committee and served on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and Feed the Children. In 2016, she received the Emerald Award for Global Citizenship from the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and was named the Champion for Epilepsy by the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Mary also was honored with an International Women’s Leadership Award by Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick and received a Community Service Award from the Inner City Youth Golfers Association during the year. In 2015, Mary was recognized as Food For The Poor’s “Ambassador for the Poor” and honored at a special Back to School Breakfast by the American Association for Caregiving Youth during Boca Festival Days in August. She also was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by South Palm Beach SCORE.
Mary was named the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s 2012 Champion for Drug-Free Kids honoree and was included on the 2016 list of “America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Executive Brands” and was named one of the “Top 20 Women in Philanthropy, Social Innovation; Civic Engagement” by Michael Chatman, host of #whyigive on Twitter. In 2017, she was named as Association for Women in Communications South Florida Chapter’s January Outstanding Communicator of the Month; An avid gardener and lover of crafts of all kinds, Mary is a devoted dog-owner and a dedicated supporter of animal rescue organizations. She has been with Office Depot more than 22 years, serving first as a store manager in Minnesota and then as a district manager in Chicago.
About the Office Depot Foundation
The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation − tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) − that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care ® , the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; and help communitiesprepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterwards. For more information, visit www.officedepotfoundation.org.
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