2003 Ray Davies Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Mary Ann Dobras has been an active community volunteer for over 30 years in Tucson. She has served as president of the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council and the Educational Enrichment Foundation. She has been on the board of directors for Tucson Medical Center, Family Counseling Agency, Goodwill Industries, the Women's Studies Advisory Board, and the University of Arizona, and has been selected to attend Arizona Town Hall. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (immediate past chair), the University of Arizona Foundation, the Stocker Foundation, and the advisory boards for Steele Memorial Children's Research Center and the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona.

Mary Ann is a member of Rincon Congregational Church, has served on various task forces including the Mayor's Task Force on Children's Mental Health, TUSD's Task Force on Capital needs, the Search Committee for the University of Arizona's Vice-President of Advancement, and the Pima Council on Aging Task Force Needs Assessment. In 2002, Mary Ann was recognized by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the outstanding volunteer fundraiser and also received the Iris Dewhirst President's Award from the YWCA of Tucson.

Nancy S. Woodling devoted her professional life to public education. After starting out as a first grade teacher in Flagstaff, Arizona, Nancy moved to Tucson where she joined the Tucson Unified School District. She became a counselor working at Ft. Lowell and Peter Howell Elementary Schools, and continued her career at Vail and Utterback Middle Schools, retiring from her position as school counselor in May 2002. As a community volunteer, Nancy has been involved with several organizations, including the University of Arizona College of Education Advisory Board, and she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer as well as a CASA education consultant. She is also a member of the Tohono Chul Park Board of Directors, the Stocker Foundation, and Alpha Delta Kappa Educator's Sorority. Nancy volunteers as literacy tutor and is active in the Rincon UCC Church.

Her academic background includes a B.S. degree in education from Miami University of Ohio and a M.S. in Education from NAU as well as a M.S. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona. Personally, Nancy and her husband Reese enjoy traveling and spending time with their adult children and five grandchildren.

The Stocker Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established in 1979 by Beth K. Stocker, from the estate of her husband, C. Paul Stocker. During their life together, Paul and Beth Stocker incorporated their personal values with their philanthropic spirit of giving to the arts, education, youth, and self-help for the disadvantaged and disabled. Upon establishing The Stocker Foundation, Beth Stocker, with the help of her three daughters, championed those interests and formulated the guiding principles of the Foundation. Over the years, other fields of interest have been added, reflecting the priorities of the Trustees.