Gathering in Celebration of the Life of Nancy Graham
May 10, 1926 ~ January 12, 2018
We hope you will join the Graham family and friends for a gathering in memory of Nancy Graham.
A reception with light refreshments will follow.
We look forward to seeing you.
John and Dawn, Nan and Mark, Dick and Audrey, Hoey and Ronnie, Busy and Stew
Feel free to send a card, a story, a poem, or a photo for the memory book
to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to P.O. Box 87, Royal Oak, MD 21662.
Here is what appeared in the Washington Post:
Nancy Graham, Peace Corps official
Nancy Graham, 91, who served as a special assistant to four Peace Corps directors from 1976 to 1982 and also served on many nonprofit boards, died Jan. 12 at her home in Royal Oak, Md. The cause was lung cancer, said a daughter, Busy Graham.
Mrs. Graham was born Nancy Aring in Milwaukee. In the 1950s, she led the Planned Parenthood chapter in Milwaukee, until resigning after having her fifth child. She settled in the Washington area in the mid-1960s after her husband, Richard, a former deputy to Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver, became director of the National Teacher Corps, vice president of the National Organization for Women and an original member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In the early 1970s, Mrs. Graham was deputy director of education programs at the Urban Coalition. At the Peace Corps, she focused on searching for talented minorities and women to serve overseas and as senior staff members. In the years that followed, she was national coordinator of Peace Links, a nuclear disarmament campaign, and co-founder and executive director of the Institute for Soviet American Relations, a group that encouraged student and cultural exchanges. She also served on many Washington school boards before moving to Royal Oak from the District in the 1990s.
Please consider a gift to the Nancy Graham Memorial Fund
to honor and perpetuate Nancy’s good work in the world.
Nancy A. Graham Memorial Fund
c/o Mid-Shore Community Foundation
102 E. Dover St., Easton, MD 21601