The Mary Kay Foundation 2013 Accomplishments

Jan 8, 2014 2:00 PM ET

Inspiring Beauty Through Caring

Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity.  She encouraged others, and she gave financially. I think she would be so proud to see the how her Foundation has grown since she started it in 1996.

Take a look at her legacy through The Mary Kay Foundation in 2013.

This past year, the Foundation:

  • Granted 150 domestic violence shelters $20,000 each—  a total of $3 million
  • Awarded 10 respected doctors and medical scientists $100,000 each in cancer research grants — a total of  $1million
  • Awarded three Nature Explore Classrooms $20,000 each — a total of $60,000
  • Donated $400,000 to Cancer Care, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free professional help to people with cancer, for its Touching Hearts program
  • Underwrote the Conference on Crimes Against Women held in Dallas
  • Raised $464,000 from donations at Seminar 2013
  • Raised more than $137,000 in the Dallas and Northeast annual MK5K®
  • Raised $271,000 at the Mary Kay Charity Golf Classic
  • Raised more than $129,000 for the Team Up for Women!® campaign

As Mary Kay so often reminded us, we have the opportunity to enrich the lives of others on a daily basis.

On behalf of the Foundation, please accept our gratitude for joining us in changing lives and helping to make this world a better place.

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Stacy Graves is Managing Editor of The Mary Kay Foundation blog. She’s been proudly associated with Mary Kay since 1994. You can connect with her by email at You can also find her on Facebook at and Pinterest at