Jeannie Baliles: Difference between revisions

 
==Personal life==
Jeannie McPherson Patterson Baliles was born in North Carolina and raised near Baltimore. She took her undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from [[Washington College]] (1962), and taught history until the birth of her first child. Ms. Baliles went on to earn a M.A.T. in history from [[Wesleyan University]]. She was inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma honor society (education). She is the founder and chairman of the Virginia Literary Foundation and served as the Chairman of the [[Virginia Opera]]. She has served as a trustee on the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Community Foundation of Central Virginia, and the Jenkins Foundation. She has also served on the board of [[Wolf Trap]], the [[Nature Conservancy]], the Jamestown-Yorktown Trust, [[YMCA]], the [[Historic Richmond Foundation]], and served on the Board of Trustee's of [[Virginia Union University]].<ref>http://1962.washcoll.edu/jeanniepattersonbaliles/ Washington College: Jeannie Patterson Baliles</ref> and the Richmond Ballet.<ref>{{cite web|last=Baliles|first=Jeannie|title=Richmond Ballet|url=http://www.richmondballet.com/aboutrb/board.aspx|accessdate=9/4/11}}</ref> Ms. Baliles, who was divorced from Governor Baliles in 1996, has two children from the marriage, Laura and Jonathan.
 
==Founder of the Virginia Literacy Foundation==
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